I want to visit India. And I am sure you want to visit India (assuming you are not in India already). But do you know how to say it in Hindi? Today, let’s learn the phrase “I want to visit India.” And we focus on the first Hindi consonant on the second line, and for those that already know your letters, take a look at the handwriting examples that are included. We hear music from Susmita, and hear one of hear previous lessons.
Today’s music is from Susmita, she has published several lessons on the site (Susmita’s Lessons). The song is in Bengali, so do not be surprised if you can not understand it. Susmita give Hindi and Bengali lessons, and she gives music lessons as well. You can find out more on her website: http://talkingbees.com/ (You can hear the complete uninterrupted song on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9zQCwe9YOE)
In a previous learn Hindi daily show episode, I made a public request for people that play a musical instrument or sing to let us use their music as an intro and closing on the show. I received two replies from two very talented people. I plan to alternate between the two of them. I believe that adding music to the show will make the show more interesting to listen to. If you would be willing to have your music used in this way, please email me at nathan@ISpeakHindi.com.
Phrase of the Day
I want to visit India.
[man] मैं भारत जाना जाहता हूँ।
[woman] मैं भारत जाना जाहती हूँ।
Letter and Sound of the Day
At the Beginning
चखना – to taste
चना – chick-pea
चलना – to move
In the Middle
लचक – movement of body
कचड़ा – garbage
बचना – to escape
At the End
With other vowels
चाचा – uncle (father’s younger brother)
चाबी – key
चाय – tea
In the paid subscriber area, you can download the a set of CDs and booklet that goes over all the consonants.
Something More Advanced
Today we hear Susmita’s lesson: A conversation on buying a shirt
If you liked that lesson, you might be interested in some of Susmita’s other lessons:
Looking for something more basic? Why not try our "50 Hindi Words to Get You Started" Lesson?
Looking for something else? Check out our Hindi/English Dictionary. Learn Hindi