4 Easy Steps to Learn Hindi

Yusuf Ali
3 min readNov 19, 2023
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I learned Hindi just from watching Hindi movies, TV series, and reality shows over the years. The first movie I ever watched was a Hindi movie on VHS. It was 2001’s “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”. Hindi is the 5th most spoken language in the world. If you want to learn how to speak Hindi, these are some of the steps you should take:

Learn Basic Phases

The first easy step to learning any new language should be knowing and practicing the basic phases. You need some foundations to build your Hindi knowledge if you are from somewhere other than South Asia. Learning and just memorizing basic steps will give you the foundations. Research suggests that the number of repetitions needed to learn a word is 10 to 15 times for kids. Hence, you will already learn some phases with 5 minutes a day of practice for a week. Check out OptiLingo’s blog of more than 100 basic phrases to start speaking Hindi quickly. This will be an excellent start for you.

Learn Hinglish Phases

Hinglish is the macaronic hybrid of English and Hindi. English and Hindi are two of the official languages in India. Many schools in India teach English to students. American cinema, music, and cultural influence significantly impact urban Indian cities. Most young and adult Hindi speakers often use English words in their sentences. Learning Hinglish phases will be an excellent bridge for you to learn Hindi if you already know English. Check out Fodor’s Travel’s article on 10 Hinglish Phases Indians use. It will be an excellent resource for you.

Download Duolingo

If not Duolingo, then Drops, Babbel App & Rosetta Stone App are other great apps. You will learn when you practice 10 to 15 minutes a day. A self-paced language learning course that Duolingo and similar apps provide will be an excellent learning method.

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