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Author: Ashutosh Ojha
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8190463324
Written in simple language, compact and comprehensive, this book teaches Hindi through the medium of English. It easy, step-by-step method explains the rudiments of the Hindi Language. Its ‘imitation’ pronunciation which uses the English alphabet for Hindi words makes it all the more attractive for those who wish to avoid studying Hindi in the Devanagri script.
Divided into four parts, the book has ready-made phrases and sentences, lessons in grammar and construction, and a concise dictionary of commonly used phrases. Grouped subject wise for easy and quick reference, these phases will prove invaluable both for student of the language and the tourist.
The author, Pandit Ashutosh Ojha, took his post-graduate degree in English from the Rajasthan University. He is a scholar of Hindi, Sanskrit and English and has had considerable experience in the teaching of these languages.
PART – I
CHAPTER – I
Alphabet-vowels-consonants-dots under some consonants articles-combining the vowel sounds with consonants.
CHAPTER – II
One word sentences-impeative mood-useful words-syntax-two word sentences-prepositions-number-useful expressions-repetitions of adverb.
CHAPTER – III
Gender and adjective – the form of adjective and gender-person-number-singular and plural forms of adjective-possessive pronouns-gender of noun qualified-genitive case.
CHAPTER – IV
Some prepositions-accusative, instrumental and ablative cases-is, am and are –verbs-present tense, indefinite form-use of do not and does not.
CHAPTER – V
Prepositions-nominative, accusative, instrumental, dative, ablative, genitive and locative cases-adverbs and prepositions-gerunds-the use of has and had.
CHAPTER – VI
Some more expressions-should and ought-verbs-should not-ought not-do not-can and cannot-do.
CHAPTER – VII
Conjunctions-present continuous tense (indicative mood).
CHAPTER – VIII
Verbs-past tense (indefinite) indicative mood-use of past tense-number and gender of object-did not-past continuous.
CHAPTER – IX
Future indefinite tense – use of not and syntax-future continuous-guide lines.
CHAPTER – X
Present perfect-past perfect-future perfect-might-may-could-use of can in the future tense-permissive forms of verbs-use of let.
CHAPTER – XI
Perfect continuous tense-present, past and future-use of must- have to-pad’aa-nee-need not-subjunctive mood-verbs in causal sense.
CHAPTER – XII
Passive voice-present indefinite-present continuous-present perfect-past indefinite-past continuous-past perfect-future indefinite-future continuous-future perfect tense-perfect continuous in the present, past and future tenses.
CHAPTER – XIII
Miscellaneous-use of lagaa-participles-used to-adjective-degree-adjective phrases-repetition of adjective-use of hee-bhara-double causative verbs-syntax.
PART – II
CHAPTER – XIV
PHRASES AND SENTENCES
Useful words and expressions. Greetings and polite expressions-apologies-wishes. Request-consent-gratitude-congratulations-Invitations-regrets-refusals. Joy and sorrow-surprise and anger-believing and trusting-allowing. Age and family. Notices and signs. Time-season and weather. Hotel and restaurant-washerman-shoes. Breakfast-lunch and dinner. In the town-visiting a friend. Shopping. Travel by rail-travel by air.
PART – III
CHAPTER – XV
Lesson – National Anthem
PART – IV
CHAPTER – XVI
Relationship – sky-earth—God, nature and vegetation-season and weather-minerals and metals-precious stones-town and country. Months-names of the day-time-directions. Parts of the human body-powers and functions of body-qualities of head and heart-physical and mental deformities-health and ailments-words connected with illness. Food grain-non-vegetarian food-fruit and dry fruit-vegetables and spices-food-drinks-dining room, pantry and kitchen. Ordinal numbers-cardinal numbers-collective numbers-dimensions-weights-measures-coins-mathematical terms. Dress, toilet and bedding-house, furniture, fixtures and garden-reading and writing material-travelling. Domestic animals, birds and fish-other animals, birds and insects-parts of the body (peculiar to animals)-cries of animals. Trade and Profession. Pronouns. Colours-adjectives. Verbs. Adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections-ornaments.