Sunday, December 30, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 7

Hard to believe, but we finished lesson 7!
To our defense for the long wait, the podcast is pretty long and packed with new stuff.
We are talking about going to the Garba, we are learning vocabulary about time and new numbers and we have a dialog about a planned vacation.

Our Bollywood song comes to you by suggestion of a listener: It is the title song of the 1977 Movie "Hum kisi se kum nahin" - a qawali song.
Here is the link to a YouTube clip for the song: Hum kisi se kum nahin
Here are the lyrics.

Please let us know if you have any comments and suggestions!

Here is the link to the podcast.

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 7 - Garba Video

Check out the video from the Garba:

I had to remove this from the lesson 7 post as it was competing with the mp3 file.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 6

Hello friends,

Yes, lesson 6 is finally finished!!! I hope you enjoy it.
We are talking about Meena's vacation and you will learn how to shop for fruits.
Our Bollywood song is from the movie "Lage Raho Muna Bhai".
Here is the full translation of the song: Pal Pal.

Link to the podcast.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 5

Namaste Dosti - Welcome to Lesson 5. Sorry it took a bit longer this time. Meena was on vacation, so Santosh helped us out this time. Our song this time is the title song of the movie 'Kal ho naa ho'. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Link to the podcast.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 4

Namaste Dosti - Welcome to our 4th podcast! The main topic of this lesson is health. We are also doing a recap of the vocabulary we have learned so far. And finally, our Bollywood song of the lesson is "Ek Ladki" from the movie "1942 - A Love Story".


Link to podcast.

Here is the full translation of the song "Ek Ladki". No Hindi letters yet, sorry.

Just as a test, here is a Hindi class created by us on Try it out.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 3

We finally finished lesson 3! This lesson is a bit heavy on grammar. We have a dialog with new vocabulary. Our Bollywood song for this lesson is "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai". We are working on the scripts too, so check back on our website in a few days.


Link to the podcast.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Namaste Dosti - Lesson 2

We are happy to announce that lesson 2 has been finished! This one is slightly longer than the first one.
Here is an overview over the content:
There is a dialog and new words about where you are from (Are you punjabi?)
We have another short dialog with new words like room, big, small, clean and dirty.
As special treat, we will translate a line from a Bollywood movie song.
We used a variety of speakers this time. Thanks to everyone for their help!
We hope you enjoy lesson 2!

Pher melange!

Here is the link to the mp3 file.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Welcome to the Learn Hindi Podcast! - Lesson 1

Welcome friends to Namaste Dosti, the Learn Hindi Podcast.
I have been looking around for a good Hindi podcast and could not find one - so I decided to create my own. With the help of my Hindi speaking friends, we will try to provide an interesting and effective podcast to help you learn Hindi.

Listen here to the podcast.

Great News: The script for Lesson 1 is now available. No Hindi letters (Devanagari script) yet, but with time, we will add this as well...

More news: The first podcast is now available as youtube video! Check it out: Lesson 1 on youtube