Lesson 2

10 Nov 2008

Himanshu R Pota - himanshu.pota@gmail.com


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[ Material Covered in the Lesson | Home Work]


Material Covered

  1. Revised vowels, twenty five consonants - five groups of five consonants each, and twleve vowels with consonant.
  2. Introduced the remaining Devanagari characters - य, र, ल, व, श, ष, स, ह|
  3. Revised simple greetings.
  4. Introduced the commonly used 2nd person pronoun आप-(you) and not so commonly used तुम-(you), and तू-(you). The pronoun आप can be uesd both as singular and plural 2nd person pronoun.
  5. Worked with simple constructs with the verbs चलना-(to walk), बोलना-(to talk), पीना-(to drink), साईकल चलाना-(to cycle), आना-(to come), and साफ करना-(to clean).
  6. Some question words: किस-which, क्या-what, कहाँ-where, कितना-how much.
  7. words: मेरा, मेरी-mine, काम-work, में-in.
  8. Had a look all the cases and case indicators.
The simple patterns:
  1. आप चलते हैं| आप चलती हैं| You walk.
  2. आप नहीं चलते हैं| आप नहीं चलती हैं| You don't walk.
  1. आप साईकल चलाते हैं| आप साईकल चलाते हैं| You cycle.
  2. आप नहीं साईकल चलाते हैं| आप नहीं साईकल चलाते हैं| You don't cycle.
We had a go at translating the following sentences:
  1. I would like to purchase some oranges.
  2. What time does the train arrive?
  3. We are going to the markets.
  4. I work at the Australian Embassy.
  5. Where can I purchase diesel?
  6. What time is our meeting?
  7. Would you like a cup of tea?
  8. I like living in New Delhi.
  9. How much is the bottle of water?
  10. I am learning to speak Hindi.
  1. I purchase oranges. मैं oranges purchase करता हूँ|
  2. What time does the train arrive? किस time train आती है|
  3. I am going to the markets. मैं markets जाता हूँ|
  4. I work at the Australian Embassy. मैं Australian Embassy में work करता हूँ|
  5. I purchase diesel? मैं diesel purchase करता हूँ|
  6. What time is my meeting? किस time मेरी meeting है?
  7. Do you like a cup of tea? क्या आप cup of tea like करते हैं|
  8. I like living in New Delhi. मैं New Delhi में living like करता हूँ|
  9. How much is the bottle of water? Water-bottle कितने का है?
  10. I am learning to speak Hindi. मैं Hindi बोलना learn करता हूँ|
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Home Work

  1. Practise writing the twenty five Devanagari consonants with all twelve vowels attached to them, e.g., ख, खा, खि, खी, खु, खू, खे, खै, खो, खौ, खं, खः, च, चा, चि, ची, चु, चू, चे, चै, चो. चौ, चं, चः|
  2. Write most commonly used ten sentences which you would like translated in Hindi.
  3. Indentify five most common verbs other than the ones covered so far.
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