Essential Hindi Phrasebook & Dictionary

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 2,000 common Hindi terms and expressions; manga illustrations throughout
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5 X 7 1/2

Essential Hindi Phrasebook and Dictionary presents the practical language of everyday interactions, conveyed in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable. It includes simple sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations and asking and replying to questions. This book also includes basic grammar and pronunciation guides to help you start speaking Hindi right away.

Terms and phrases covering mobile phones, wireless, and social media help you use the language in a useful and current way. In addition, sentences on the essentials of travel help visitors navigate the basics of arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, and more.

Essential Hindi Phrasebook and Dictionary includes:
  • Over 2,000 essential sentences for everyday use
  • A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions
  • A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily
  • Latest Hindi vocabulary and phrases for smart phones, social media and more

In this book you'll find:
  • Essential Hindi expressions for meeting people, asking and answering simple questions, and starting up friendly conversations
  • A pronunciation guide and grammar notes explaining the basic sounds and sentence patterns of the language
  • New manga illustrations showing key phrases and situations
  • Phrases for technology, WiFi, smartphones and social media
  • A useful English-Hindi dictionary so the right word and phrase is always at your fingertips!
  • Travel tips, cultural notes and more—allowing you to interact with Hindi speakers without making serious blunders

Whether you're a total beginner or have some experience with the language, this is a reference you'll turn to again and again when visiting India and interacting with Hindi speakers.

About the Author:
Richard Delacy has taught at several universities in Australia and the U.S. and currently teaches Hindi/Urdu at Harvard University. He completed a BA with Honors at the University of Melbourne in History and an MA in History from Monash University, with a focus on modern South Asian history and twentieth century Hindi/Urdu language and its literature. He studied Hindi formally for three years as a part of his BA and then spent a year in Delhi studying Hindi language and literature at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Hindi Institute). He also taught Hindi at two universities in Melbourne for nearly six years before embarking on further studies in South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Teach Yourself Beginner's Urdu Script (McGraw-Hill) and Hindi Flash Cards (Tuttle), Elementary Hindi (Tuttle), the Tuttle Pocket Hindi Dictionary and coauthor of the Hindi, Urdu & Bengali Lonely Planet Phrasebook. He travels back to India as frequently as he can and has many close friends there.