[Course Forum] +1000 Hindi Words for Beginners

Hi all,

I’m the course leader (though not the original creator) for this course. I’ve been neglecting Memrise for quite a long time for a variety of reasons, but I’m back again.

I personally have restarted the course partially to refresh my memory and mostly to spruce it up as it’s a bit of a mess. The Rupert Snell Teach Yourself book is a popular resource, one many people use, so I’m keen to make this a great course for all Hindi learners.

Please don’t hesitate to post here with your feedback and suggestions.


Let me know if you’d like some help. It would be great to get audio on all of these.

There are numerous errors in the English:

“suddently” - I’m amazed at how furious I got when a question was marked wrong because there’s a typo in the answer :smiley:

There are several synonyms incorrectly entered. You have to guess if the right answer is उम्र or उमर for example. These should be consolidated in to a single entry.

Not a bad start, but it needs some polishing.

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Thanks Mark for the comments - I’ll get ‘suddently’ corrected ASAP (and yeah, it’s a pain when that happens). It was all over the place when the course creator disappeared and gave it to me. It’s still a work in progress - I’m redoing the course myself to pick out all the bits I’ve missed. There are probably several more synonyms still in there I think. I’ll get on that tomorrow morning.

The audio thing - I’d love that too. The few examples of audio in it already are taken directly from the CD that comes with the book, which I own so it would be easy to add it. I haven’t done that because I expect that would be a copyright violation. I’m not really sure what the rules are there.

Forvo.com is a gold mine there. I have some karma to spare having recorded several answers, so let me know if you have trouble finding any and we can request pronunciations (https://forvo.com/search/हिंदी/ for example).

translate.bing.com and translate.google.com can also get you computer-generated audio files in a pinch, but they’re a far second to a native speaker.

One example I forgot to mention - lessons 17 & 18, था, थी, थे should all be combined or an indicator as to the conjugation should be added

Hello, thanks for putting this course together!
New question: at this moment I only want to study some specific words. How can I search for them in the many levels? I think on Memrise that’s not possible - only a course creator can. (searching per level is easy enough - just open and do a browser search).
Any suggestions? Perhaps somebody has the list in Excel or so - would you mind sharing the list? Or

Hi John,

Sorry to say that I didn’t put the course together - I just inherited it after the course creator disappeared, but I’ve tried to improve it as best I can since then. I realise I disappeared for quite a long time too, so I’m extremely sorry for being inactive here for the past few months. I started a new job, which involved moving countries, and it’s taken me rather a long time to get back into a routine.

I’ve got a list of things I need to do, including helpful suggestions from Mark_Stanfill, so hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll be able to incorporate those changes.


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Thanks. I’m now updating one of the other courses :wink: https://www.memrise.com/course/914885/teach-yourself-hindi-rupert-snell-with-audio/difficult-items/
I have that books, so it seems to work well. Thanks for your response though!