Please Reconsider Adding Hindi
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?
I would love to see Hindi on the site as well. It's kind of surprising that it hasn't been added yet.
I know right, I can’t believe I made this forum post 8 months ago and there is still no progress or update. 😒
I am starting Hindi next year probably and so adding it will be very helpful.
a lot of promises from lingq but no action with this world language. Can we have a date for this language to start?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lot of new features and improvements are coming. We keep them as secret for now. ;)
Thank you, I'll be patient!
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.
I am waiting for Hindi on Lingq. And Bengali also.
I would love to learn hindi too, and Lingq is one of my main resources.
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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
I agree we should have hindi
I really can’t wait 😃, I am crossing my fingers that the Hindi translators complete the mini stories soon 🤞
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.
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.
That's very promising to hear, I will be excited to see it become available :D
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, much appreciated! I'll get in touch with them straight away.
Really awesome! :) I am also waiting for Hindi on LingQ as my gateway drug to the Indic Languages :D
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.
It's work in progress but I can't say for sure when we are going to have Hindi added.
Any more progress made? Am planning on starting hindi soon and would love to use lingq
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.
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 :)
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.