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What Duolingo-like resources are there for learning Hindi?

After the question was asked, the Duolingo Hindi course has been completed and is now in public beta: https://www.duolingo.com/course/hi/en/Learn-Hindi-Online
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Learning Hindi as a speaker without first learning the writing system

Not what you want to hear, but I don't think you'll find a good learning tool that doesn't require you to learn the script. I'm not a Hindi learner but I have quite a bit of experience learning other ...
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Good reference on Devanagari typography and alphabet learning

There are books that teach you how to write Devanagari, for example, Rupert Snell: Read and Write Hindi Script. Teach Yourself. McGraw-Hill, 2010. Elvira Friedrich: Einführung in die indischen ...
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Devanagari letter grouping

There are three key things to pay attention to (I've found): place of articulation (~ tongue location) aspiration (~ whether air comes out while you speak) voicing (~ whether vocalised - think ...
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Graded readers for Hindi?

For beginners, there is one called Reading Hindi: Novice to Intermediate by Kusum Knapczyk & Peter Knapczyk. If you are at a more advanced level, there is also The Routledge Intermediate Hindi ...
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How can a Hindi speaker understand Nepali?

With a fair amount of practice reading and listening in Nepali would be helpful here. As the old saying goes practice makes perfect. Are Hindi and Nepali mutually intelligible? No, they are very ...
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What Duolingo-like resources are there for learning Hindi?

I would like to warn that the Duolingo Hindi app is pretty awful. The audio is really unclear. I had a native speaker listen to it and they couldn't tell what was being said. It's also buggy. Someone ...
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What Duolingo-like resources are there for learning Hindi?

I have found one free app that at least has a game aspect, although it is not clear whether the entire learning experience is gamified: Learn Hindi™ claims to use an "Addicting game to improve ...
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Good reference on Devanagari typography and alphabet learning

In addition to what's already been mentioned, DuoLingo has a Hindi track, which includes a section on learning the letters. It has an interactive page for each letter that lets you trace the strokes, ...
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How could I most efficiently get myself up to decently literate/articulate level in Hindi as an L1 Marathi speaker?

You should be able to understand a fair amount of the dialogue in many of the so called "मसाला" movies from Bollywood. These movies don't have a deep plot, and have vocabulary that can be ...
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Learning Hindi as a speaker without first learning the writing system

Rupert Snell's book from the "Teach Yourself" series, Getting Started in Hindi, provides a transliteration for all the Hindi in the book. That said, he also suggests learning Devanagari: Although ...
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Devanagari letter grouping

Devanagari letter has vowels, Consonants and Compound letters. alpaprāṇa(very little air flow through mouth) and mahāprāṇa(more air flow through mouth) are types of Consonants which are sounds ...
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