Day 1 - Life's Necessities (Audio Lesson)
Imagine living in a house where everyone speaks a different language than you. There are things that you simply need to know, questions that you need to get across and understand the answers. I was thrown into this type of situation once and let me tell you, it's not much fun! One can always use sign language,but it would have been so much easier to have known some key words that I could have used.
So, in this lesson, you will learn about how to make sure your needs are met when you're in a Hindi-speaking environment. You'll learn how to ask someone where the bathrooms are, when breakfast is, tell them you're hungry or thirsty, and lots more!
Let’s get started!
Make sure that you listen to this Audio Lesson in a place where you can speak aloud. Repeating the words aloud is an essential part of learning to speak Hindi.
Every time you hear a word in Hindi, repeat the word aloud after speaker. Try to match the pronunciation as best you can. Hear the word again after you have spoken so that you can learn the difference. You can then repeat the word again if you like before continuing.
Use the controls below to play, stop and pause the audio track.
Day 1 - Basic Hindi
Listen to the Audio Lesson without the benefit of the transcript of the conversation. Why? Because hearing Hindi words aloud and learning to repeat them WITHOUT the benefit of the written word will build a very special language-learning skill in your brain. You'll learn how to start speaking a language the way a native does: from the audible word aloud. This skill will prove invaluable as you'll be able to pick up new words from the conversations around you.
In case you feel the need to follow along a written script, here is the conversation you'll be learning in this lesson.
Kavita: Ah, mujhe bhukh lagi hai. Jalpaan (or, Nastaa) kab milegaa?
Kavita: Mujhe pyaas bhi lagi hai.
Prayank:Kyaa ek gilash paani chaahate ho?
Kavita: Dhanyavaad. Snaan-ghar kahaan hai?
Kavita: Ek kshan.
Prayank:Mai tumhaaraa intezaar (or, prateekshaa) karungaa.
Kavita: Ah, I'm hungry. When is breakfast?
Kavita: I'm thirsty too.
Prayank:Do you want a glass of water?
Kavita: Thank you. Where is the bathroom?
Kavita: One moment.
Prayank:I'll wait for you.
Re-play the audio and try to speak out the conversation in a loud clear voice in the same manner as of the Hindi speaker. Repeat it till you can copy the speech fairly well.
That's all for today's lesson.
When listening to audio (sound), we suggest you use a good quality headset. It will help you understand Hindi word/sound better.