Learning Hindi

Keys to Learning Hindi: 2. Learning to Speak

There are two places I recommend you to start at when you are beginning to learn to speak Hindi (after you’ve learnt to read). There’s another book by Rupert Snell called Complete Hindi, and there’s the Hindi University YouTube channel.

Cover of Rupert Snell’s Complete Hindi

When I first started learning how to speak, I used Complete Hindi, and once I completed that (the book has become tatty with use), I began going through the more complicated lessons at Hindi University and also joining their free weekly live lesson.

Hindi Univesity’s YouTube channel page

If I were starting again from scratch today, I’d do both in tandem. I’d work from the book and watch the beginner videos at Hindi University. Then you get the benefit of the book and the audio/visual element of learning and hearing others speak which is so important.

Once you start getting more advanced, Hindi University is your best resource for improving as I haven’t found any book that can teach advanced and in-depth Hindi.

In the next post, we’ll talk about what will bind your learning to read and speak together, a teacher!

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By Karl Rock

Karl Rock, is a Hindi speaking Kiwi ex-pat who take viewers behind the scenes of incredible India and its neighbours. He has visited every state and union territory in India, and its culturally similar neighbours – Pakistan and Bangladesh, and aims to make others fall in love with India and the subcontinent.

4 replies on “Keys to Learning Hindi: 2. Learning to Speak”

Thanks for mentioning HindiUniversity, Karl .. One of the students brought this to my attention ..

Hope all is well with you. Take care!


Thank you for introducing me to Ashu Ji In your videos Karl! I love the work you do making India accessible to both foreigners and foreign born Indians like myself!

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