Please Reconsider Adding Hindi

SKKreativ au Australia

Hindi is a very popular language with 341.2 million native speakers and 274.2 million second language learners (Wikipedia 2019). Observing the other forums on here, quite some time ago there have been people requesting for Hindi to be added; however, there is still no progress or update.

Looking at the statistics I am sure there is a myriad of people who would like to participate in providing Hindi content on LingQ. Additionally, there are a high number of people learning the language so it appears by adding this language it would be very beneficial for many learners.

I am very fond of LingQ's method of learning and I am not a fan of other resources, so I personally would love to see Hindi added on here.

Kind Regards.

July 11 at 05:54
  • Ryanaissance us United States

    I've heard a lot of people say otherwise, but personally I love the sound of Hindi. All those retroflex sounds are music to my ear. It isn't my current focus but I did recently buy a book from Barnes and Noble about the language. So far I think I've got the script down and most of the sounds (except for a few of the harder ones --bh is the bane of my existence). While its not my focus language right now, I can see myself spending more time on it later, and LingQ is quickly becoming my preferred place to learn.

    Tldr; Seconded.

    July 11 at 05:58
    • gurkenwerfer us United States

      Which book did you buy from Barnes and Noble? Barnes and Noble has become one of my favorite places to study languages. Plus I always seem to meet Russians there and have had hours of Russian conversations in the cafe part of the store :)

      July 11 at 17:55
      • Ryanaissance us United States

        The book is called "Practice Makes Perfect Basic Hindi". I like it because it has space in the early chapters to practice writing the script, stroke by stroke. I photocopied those pages for extra practice. I think its a good book, though its biggest downside is it doesn't come with audio.

        July 11 at 20:04
  • Administrator
    zoran rs Serbia

    We definitely do plan to add Hindi as soon as possible and we are currently looking for someone to translate and record all 60 Hindi Mini Stories for us. If everything goes smoothly, there is a chance that the language will be added within next 2-3 months.

    July 11 at 14:15
    • SKKreativ au Australia

      That's very promising to hear, I will be excited to see it become available :D

      July 12 at 00:24
    • WinterShaker gb United Kingdom

      Hi Zoran. In case you didn't get my email from a few weeks ago, putting you in touch with a couple of volunteers for Hindi, I've re-sent it to you today.

      Thanks.

      October 10 at 14:55
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        Thanks, much appreciated! I'll get in touch with them straight away.

        October 10 at 20:24
    • TheSwedishPolyglot se Sweden

      Really awesome! :) I am also waiting for Hindi on LingQ as my gateway drug to the Indic Languages :D

      October 11 at 22:08
    • Bearsbee nl Netherlands

      It is now nearly four months after you said it might take you 2–3 to get Hindi into Beta. Has there been any progress?

      I am also one of the crowd who would really like to use LingQ for Hindi.

      October 31 at 18:17
      • Administrator
        zoran rs Serbia

        It's work in progress but I can't say for sure when we are going to have Hindi added.

        November 01 at 07:15
    • lincolntschick us United States

      Yay!

      January 04 at 20:44
  • gurkenwerfer us United States

    I'd also love to see it here, especially considering that Urdu and Hindi would allow me to communicate with a lot of people near me from Pakistan and India. I had a good friend (exchange student) from Pakistan last year, which motivates me to keep learning his language.

    July 11 at 17:56
  • Nino97 mt Malta

    I agree we should have hindi

    October 20 at 04:01
    • SKKreativ au Australia

      I really can’t wait 😃, I am crossing my fingers that the Hindi translators complete the mini stories soon 🤞

      October 20 at 10:10
  • myamzen sa Saudi Arabia

    I live in Saudi Arabia and I would find Hindi very very useful language besides it is a pretty language. I already bought a hindi book but I find learning the script hard so I switched to Urdu

    wish lingq has either of the beautiful two languages

    October 21 at 13:38
  • rogeriobod br Brazil

    Hi,

    I would love to learn hindi too, and Lingq is one of my main resources.

    October 22 at 13:34
    • dadi01 dz Algeria

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      November 07 at 09:48
  • Mats.Eklof in India

    I am waiting for Hindi on Lingq. And Bengali also.

    December 04 at 05:32
  • Atlan jp Japan

    I´m also eagerly waiting, I can´t believe LingQ has Gujarati in the beta languages but not Hindi! I hope it´s available soon, I´m sure there are plenty of volunteers willing to contribute.

    January 15 at 03:47
  • marlene666 fr France

    a lot of promises from lingq but no action with this world language. Can we have a date for this language to start?

    February 22 at 13:12
    • Administrator
      zoran rs Serbia

      No, we can't know the exact date upfront. We will add Hindi as soon as we have enough content ready for it (the Mini Stories) but it's really not possible to know the date upfront. The day it gets added is the earliest possible date it could be added on.

      February 23 at 07:50
      • Atlan jp Japan

        If it´s a work in progress, can you tell us how much it has been translated? For me the stories are so short that it could be quickly done and it doesn´t justify so much delay, if you already have people doing that.

        Do you need more volunteers? I can try to ask some of my Indian acquaintances.

        March 01 at 04:22
        • Administrator
          zoran rs Serbia

          Nothing delivered from volunteers so far.

          Next languages will be added after LingQ upgrade to version 5.0 which should be this spring. Next languages in line are Georgian and probably Vietnamese. Hopefully until then we will get something in Hindi too.

          March 01 at 05:51
          • Cassius90 de Germany

            Hi zoran! I'm excited. Can you tell us something about LingQ 5.0? Did I miss anything? A link to a post would be ok too. Thank you!

            March 20 at 09:08
            • Administrator
              zoran rs Serbia

              Lot of new features and improvements are coming. We keep them as secret for now. ;)

              March 21 at 22:29
  • mr_edres my Malaysia

    I am starting Hindi next year probably and so adding it will be very helpful.

    March 01 at 06:11
  • TBoneWalker us United States

    I would love to see Hindi on the site as well. It's kind of surprising that it hasn't been added yet.

    March 25 at 17:11
    • SKKreativ au Australia

      I know right, I can’t believe I made this forum post 8 months ago and there is still no progress or update. 😒

      March 26 at 12:36
  • WinterShaker gb United Kingdom

    Having previously tried to cajole some friends into helping with Hindi, with no noticeable success, I wonder if it wouldn't be worth a bunch of us pooling our resources to pay people to do the translations. I would certainly be happy to chip in something to help get Hindi running on LingQ; would anyone else be willing to pledge, like, a dollar per story translated or something in that ballpark, and hopefully between us we can raise enough to make it worth someone's while?

    March 29 at 17:20