Want To Learn Hindi?
There are many different languages that are spoken across India. The most spoken of which is Hindi. It is one of the two official languages on the country alongside English and is mainly spoken in the so called ‘Hindi Belt’. Anyone visiting the central regions of India would greatly benefit from learning the Hindi language, as it will make your stay all the more enjoyable.
With 322 million native speakers and an additional 277 million second-language speakers, Hindi is the third most spoken language in the world. The ‘Hindi Belt’ encompasses areas of central, northern, eastern, and western India. The population of these areas are generally Hindi speakers, with several different dialects coming from the region. Written Hindi uses the Devanagari script which is composed of 43 different characters.
Hindi is part of the Hindustani language group with Urdu and so shares many grammatical aspects. Many elements seen in the Hindi language today are derived from several different etymological roots. It uses masculine and feminine grammatical genders, with two noun types, two grammatical numbers and three cases which are used to categorize words. Verbs in Hindi are changed based on aspect and tense, with the root word being inflected.
There are many reasons to study Hindi. With such a large base of speakers, you could open up so many new opportunities and develop a closer relationship with local speakers in India and across the world. Being so closely related to Urdu, you will also have to the chance to learn that too and so expand your language speaking abilities.