The Hindi Phrasebook is designed to enable non-Hindi speaking people from different countries to converse without difficulty with Hindi-speaking people on matters of daily life. it is a compilation of phrases ranging from one word to short sentences. A large number of situational sentences required in general conversation, useful for learning the language, making travel trouble-free and sightseeing enjoyable are given in the text. The material provides tourists and business visitors with appropriate tourists and business visitors with appropriate words and phrases to wade through diverse challenging encounters during their travel and stay in India.
The pronunciation guide explains the special sounds of the language. Phonetic spellings of each Hindi sentence are given to help you speak without any prior knowledge of script or grammar. At the same time, for those who may be interested, the text is given in Hindi script too.
it is equally profitable for students of Hindi in transition phase, where they have acquired the ability to read and comprehend written text in Hindi. But cannot speak due to lack of practice.
Sincere thanks are due to:
Shri R.K. Mehra and Ms. Sugeeta Roy Choudhry of Rupa & Co. for asking me to undertake this project and for their keen interest in its successful this project and for their keen interest in its successful completion.
My husband Prof. Hardarshan kumar for his sustained support in my work.
Mengla Prasad Dube for his assistance in composing the book.
My son-in-law Kant and daughter Anu for their understanding and generosity in every way during my stay with them in the United States where the first draft of this book was written.
My grandsons Arman and Rahul, and my daughter Tara for propelling vita energy in me in some of my lone moments.
I shall welcome any feedback from the readers especially any printing errors that might have escaped my notice.
The Hindi English Phrasebook – containing an English-Hindi dictionary, a guide to Hindi grammar and a list of commonly used Hindi phrases – is the perfect companion for short and long-term visitors to India.
With an easy-to-follow, user-friendly plan that is the specialisation of the author Kavita Kumar, the Hindi English Phrasebook lists nearly three thousand words, covering diverse situations and conversations. it includes proverbs and idioms as well as useful tips and cultural notes to broaden understanding about conditions within India.
A valuable guide, this book will ensure pleasant social contacts, an enjoyable journey and a memorable vacation.
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