Ah, the question we all want to know the answer to when it comes to learning any language, “How long will it take to learn?” After spending years learning Hindi, I have the answer for you.
The answer you probably want is a finite time, right? The average Hindi student can master the basics of Hindi in 3 to 4 months of intensive study. That means 4 hours of class per day with a teacher and 2 more hours self-directed study.
At a minimum, it’ll take you 200 hours, and on average it takes a student about 250 hours of class and study to complete learning the basics of Hindi.
If you want to become advanced in Hindi, it’ll take around 9 months of intensive studying to achieve.
Those estimates aren’t from me either, they’re from a language school in India. But I can attest to learning all the basic tenses, reading, and grammar in 3 months. From there it’s conversation and newspaper reading to keep improving. Oh, and a ton of idioms!
When it comes to learning a language, the truth is you never ever stop learning. I’m still learning English and screwing it up daily – you’ve no doubt noticed it in my own videos. Language learning is a life long journey. Good luck with your education.