This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101591) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101607) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Is this the right course for me? Are you looking for a course in Hindi written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Hindi will give you the confidence to communicate in Hindi. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Hindi. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Get Started in Hindi includes: Chapter 1: Greetings Saying hello Who and how people are This and that; he, she and it More questions Chapter 2: Our family Gender matters Number Getting familiar Getting formal Chapter 3: In the room Some more questions Where? On the table Case Chapter 4: Have some tea Giving orders and making requests Telling, saying, speaking, asking Routine events Chapter 5: What do you want? Obliques again What do you like, what do you want? Availability - 'to get, to find' Revision! Chapter 6: What work do you do? Possession and 'to have' The Sharma family You can go Let me go! Chapter 7: The past In the past Getting specific A shortcut Adding emphasis Chapter 8: What's happening? Comparisons: bigger and smaller Continuous tense: '-ing' verbs Raju is reading 'his own' newspaper These days, in and out, up and down Chapter 9: In the future The future tense Ifs and maybes So that, in order that How long does it take Chapter 10: What happened? The past tense Transitivity Other perfective tenses Sit and rest - linking two actions Chapter 11: It is said that...A verb with many meanings Finding the way in Vilaspur It is said that...the passive is easy You should read this - obligations You must* read this - stronger obligations Chapter 12: Health and style 'J-words' and relative clauses Getting things done - causatives Parts of the body Shades of meaning Style in Hindi Numbers Time .
..Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Rupert Snell has been teaching and researching Hindi since the 1970s, firstly at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University, and latterly at the University of Texas, Austin, where he is Associate Director of the Hindi Urdu Flagship.