Tag Archives: Hindi

The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in India

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Last week we discovered that there is an astonishing wealth of languages spoken across India, ranging from widely spoken ones such as Hindi and English to the ones at threat of extinction, such as those of the Great Andamanese family. This week, we would like to give you a more realistic look at the most(…)


10 Must-Know Phrases for Your Diwali Celebrations

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Diwali is one of India’s biggest festivals of the year and an incredibly important holiday for Hindus. The celebrations occur over a period of five days and include numerous traditions, activities, and, yes, tasty treats. If you’re celebrating the Festival of Lights for the first time this coming week, you may find yourself overwhelmed (and(…)


Language Close-up: Hindi in India

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In our final look at the languages of India we are going to concentrate on the most widely spoken language you will hear across the country, which is, of course, Hindi. Join us as we look at its history, writing system and dialects, and where you are most likely to hear it.   A history(…)


India and Its Language Empire

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So perhaps you have mastered French, or are mostly fluent in Spanish, and are now looking for a new language to learn that is somehow different. Sure, you could go for Mandarin, since everyone seems to be learning Mandarin nowadays. But how about something that is completely off the language beaten track? In other words,(…)


Twitter’s new languages

Twitter is a useful language-learning tool, and now it’s available in more languages! It’s just launched in simplified and traditional Chinese, Tagalog, Malay and Hindi, bringing the total number of language available to 17. Other languages that will soon be added to Twitter’s translation center are Danish, Swedish, Polish, Hungarian, Norwegian and Finnish. Twitter relies(…)