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Translation Study. Google Translate now offers phonetic capabilities when converting from Hindi to English.

Devanagari Script Fonts. The Hindi language is written in Devanagari script. Here are some resources for working with the Devanagari script.

General Resources. Here are some general resources for Hindi learning online.

News. As your reading comprehension improves, reading news stories can be a good way to gain greater understanding.

Study and Tools. The study of vocabulary and grammar is essential to learning. Here are some online resources.

  • Australian National University — Audio for Hindi Course
  • HindiBhasha.com – Hindi lessons online.
  • HindiKalam.com – “Kalam refers to a writing instrument or pen in Hindi. Hindi Kalam is meant to be a fast, intuitive and easy platform for writing Hindi in its own Devanagari script. It is programmed to mimic how we normally write Hindi using Roman alphabet, so that you can start using it instantly without having it to spend virtually any time in memorizing the keys.”
  • Hindi Script Tutor by Avashi.com – “This Devanagari program is designed to help beginners of Hindi quickly familiarize themselves with the script.”
  • ISpeakHindi.com – Audio lessons and more.
  • Shabdkosh.com – “The word ‘Shabdkosh’ is the Romanized English spelling of the hindi word for ‘Dictionary’. Debuted in 2003, this site provides an English to Hindi Dictionary as well as a Hindi to English Dictionary. You can search for English words or use the built-in keyboards to search Hindi words.”
  • UniLang.org – “The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translation.”
  • University of Chicago Hindi Dictionary – “A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English includes Perso-Arabic, Devanagari and roman alphabets.”

Video. Watching cinema is a good way to learn a language and culture. Here are some online links to Hindi films. These sites may have advertising and pop-ups. Be careful not to click on the advertisements. These sites and others like them may attempt to obtain your e-mail address and personal information. Do not provide any.

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The following links have yet to be reviewed and considered:

http://www.ncsu.edu/project/hindi_lessons/lessons.html

http://www.myhinditeacher.com

http://home.unilang.org/courses/hindi/

http://utopianvision.co.uk/hindi/

http://www.ukindia.com/zhin001.htm

Online Hindi dictionaries

http://www.shabdkosh.com

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/platts/

http://www.infobankofindia.com/newdic/englishtohindi/GetHindi.htm

Online English-to-Hindi transliterator

http://www.writeka.com

Hindi language and literature

http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/hindiint.html

Web resources for learning Hindi

http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/Students/avatans/project.html

Hindi language resources, including dictionaries, grammar and useful phrases

http://www.hindilanguage.org

Freeware virtual Hindi keyboard

http://mog.software.free.fr/Hindi/

Transliterate Devanagari into other Indian scripts

http://girish.co.in/projects/dev/trans4.html

Send email in Hindi and other Indian languages

http://utopianvision.co.uk/services/hindimessage/

http://www.rediff.com

http://www.sify.com
Other languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet
Hindi,
Marathi,
Nepali,
Pali,
Sanskrit,
Sindhi

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