[Course Forum] Teach yourself Hindi by SHagai

dear @SHagai,

would you please have the kindness to introduce “few, large number, many, number of” as alternatives to several/कई

(http://www.cfilt.iitb.ac.in/~hdict/webinterface_user/dict_search_user.php)

many thanks for your work :bow:! your course is good addition to our “Hindi stock” :slight_smile:

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Hi !

I appreciate you liking the course :slight_smile:
I made the change. There might be a lot of words that don’t have all the
possible translation, it’s because I don’t know Hindi more than begginer’s
level so I only put the translations from the book. If you think I should
add other things, please let me know.

SHagai

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Dear SHagai,

Thank you for all the great work.
I have a question. How do you type the conjunct characters?

CTuijtel

Dear CTuijtel,

In order to type conjunct characters you have a dedicated button for it on
the keyboard, it’s the one who looks like a semicolon : ्
You type it between the two letters that you want to merge and it’s done :slight_smile:

SHahai

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Dear SHahai,

Thank you!!!

Greetings Caroline

Dear SHagai,
Thank you for your great course! :slight_smile:
I would like to ask you share with me your mp3 audio files of the words, I want to create a course in which every level will correspond to the lesson in the book.
My email: daniel.avrin@gmail.com

Thank you a lot and best regards,
Daniel :slight_smile:

Dear SHagai,
Thank you for your great course! :slight_smile:
I would like to ask you share with me your mp3 audio files of the words, I want to create a course in which every level will correspond to the lesson in the book.
My email: daniel.avrin@gmail.com

Thank you a lot and best regards,
Daniel :slight_smile:

Hello Daniel,

I’ve deleted all the files when I’ve finished the course but it all comes from the website www.forvo.com where natives record themselves saying words in their language, and when it wasn’t there I used the audio from google translate (some websites allow you to download google translate’s audio).
It’s a lot of work so my advice is to take it chapter by chapter.
If you want I can check if I can copy my course and rearrange it, it would be faster.

Hello, dear SHAgai,

It could be wonderful if you copy your course and make me a contributor, so I can rearrange it by lessons, as you have suggested :slight_smile: Thank you a lot, I really appreciate your help :slight_smile:

Daniel Avrin :slight_smile:

I have bad news: courses cannot be copied and a database used for one course cannot be used for other courses (even one’s personal database)… I really looked for a way. I remember that I tried the same thing when I finished this course (copy it and rearrange it) but I didn’t find a way then either.
It doesn’t seem that memrise will add the possibility soon, people have asked for it for a long time and it still isn’t here.

So you have to create a course from the Hindi database already existing or from scratch (what I did because I didn’t trust the database). The faster way is to create a sheet chapter by chapter where you add the words in Hindi and English (and maybe the gender or other characteristics) and then “bulk add” them. This part I did with my phone because it’s easier to type in Hindi in my phone than on the computer.
Then you look for the audio on the forvo website and add it (this is the long part).

I hope my advice helps :slight_smile:
Good luck!

Dear SHagai

I have already started making a new course (with the bulk add of course, as you have mentioned), so now I only have to “collect” the audio (I have managed to download it from your course, but only one by one (opening each word separately) so it will take time (but it will be definitely faster than downloading it from forvo) :slight_smile:

Thank you a lot, you are a really good friend and kind person.

If you need any help (I am a native Hebrew and Russian speaker, but I learn a lot of languages), please don’t hesitate to contact me :slight_smile:

Thank you a lot, and best regards, Daniel Avrin :slight_smile: