Spoken Hindi (MP3/PDF)

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Hindi for Intermediate Speakers!

Developed by Surendra K. Gambhir, University of Pennsylvania

Designed for people who already have a basic command of both spoken and written Hindi, this intermediate-level self-study course emphasizes natural conversation and includes idioms, humor, and cultural information. You'll develop linguistic skills for use in real world situations by becoming familiar with sentence structure, proper intonation, and important points of grammar.
The 20 lessons build on each other, with words, phrases, and functions repeated in different contexts. Build-up Drills help you recognize the core of a sentence's structure and expand upon it. The text, which is written mostly in Hindi, includes a glossary, grammatical and cultural notes, and practice activities.

* 4.85 hours of audio, 20 lessons
* 146-page text
* Conversations
* Intonation drills
* Build-up drills
* Grammatical and cultural activities
* Practice activities
* Shopping
* Getting to know someone
* Friendly talk about weather
* Extending an invitation
* Friendly debate
* Welcoming a friend
* Hospitality
* Giving compliments
* Hiring a tonga
* Negotiating a price
* Interaction with service personnel
* Friendly talk between students
* Friendly advice
* Making plans
* Getting directions
* Small talk with children
* Doctor's visit
* Family descriptions

About the Language
Hindi (or Modern Standard Hindi), a standardized variety of Hindustani, is the official government language of India and the native language of approximately 180 million people, mostly in northern India. An additional 78 million people speak dialects of Hindi and related languages. Hindi is very closely related to Urdu, but Hindi is written in the Devanagari script and uses more Sanskrit words, while Urdu is written in the Persian script and incorporates more Persian words.

Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.

System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM