Essential Hindi Phrasebook and Dictionary

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 2,000 terms and expressions; over 1,500 practical phrases, includes English-Hindi dictionary
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5 X 7 1/2

Essential Hindi Phrasebook and Dictionary presents all the practical everyday vocabulary and expressions needed when traveling around the Hindi-speaking countries—in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable.

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 Hindi language, this is a reference you'll turn to again and again!

About the Author:
Richard Delacy has taught at several universities in Australia and the U.S. and currently teaches Hindi and Urdu at Harvard University. He completed his B.A. with Honors at the University of Melbourne in History and received an M.A. in History from Monash University, with a focus on modern South Asian history and twentieth century Hindi/Urdu language and its literature. He also taught Hindi at two universities in Melbourne for nearly six years before embarking on further studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Teach Yourself Beginner's Urdu Script and Hindi Flash Cards, coauthor of Elementary Hindi with Sudha Joshi and of the Hindi, Urdu & Bengali Lonely Planet Phrasebool