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Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for…

Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course for Beginners

by Tej K. Bhatia

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It is a good book, the way grammar bits are explained is very pleasing, but there are problems there.

One, it does not use the Hindi script. Having transliteration for everything is great, and should be encouraged, but publishing a book only in Roman script is not a good idea.

Two, transliteration, though good on it's own, is a bit unorthodox, which can be very confusing if the learner looks at any other materials outside of this book. Good thing though is, that this book very clearly shows the words where the pronunciation used is different from what the Hindi spelling would suggest.

I would not recommend this for the main textbook, but the chances are, if you don't fully understand a grammar point explained elsewhere, this book will set you straight. ( )
  dzee | Feb 22, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415110874, Paperback)

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Hindi. No prior knowledge of the language is required. This new edition features extended advice and information on Hindi scripts, in particular Devangari.

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Colloquial Hindi is excelllent for both complete beginners and also those who simply wish to brush up on their Hindi. It is very thorough, yet surprisingly easy to understand.

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