Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi is the ideal resource for starting your study of
the Hindi language. This book is well suited for anyone interested in beginning
to learn Hindi. Whether you are in high school, college, or graduate school or
simply want to explore Hindi, this book is the perfect place to start. It can be used
either as a primary practice text to accompany a Hindi course or as a supplement
to bridge the gap between other Hindi resources.
With eight parts, twenty-five chapters, and more than sixty individual
sections, this is a user-friendly workbook that has a variety of features—script
practice, accessible grammar, sufficient explanations, practice exercises, categorical vocabulary sets, and cultural information—all in one place. The content
is presented in an easy-to-follow sequence that develops from elementary information to complex grammar over the course of eight chapters.
In the first part, a step-by-step approach and specially tailored practice
spaces are provided for an easy grasp of the Hindi script. In the second part,
user-friendly explanations demystify the complexities of diacritic marks and
conjunct characters and enable you to begin reading, writing, and understanding Hindi words. In the next six parts, functional and organized vocabulary sets
and tables build a practical vocabulary for day-to-day use. Interwoven with the
vocabulary are basic Hindi grammatical tenses and concepts that are explained
in an easy-to-understand manner and applied in a variety of exercises.
At various points throughout the text, the Hindi language learning experience
is also enhanced by useful cultural notes and insights. Also, for leisure reading, an
optional reading and writing practice is given at the end of each part, along with a
glossary of new words and relevant cultural information. You can read these at your
own pace. Answers to all exercises can be found in the answer key at the back of