23 episodes

Which word is the best fit for a particular meaning and context? How do I express everyday ideas in colloquial language, avoiding the bookish style found in dictionaries? What’s the actual difference in meaning between the ‘synonyms’ that dictionaries offer? How do I build up phrases and sentences around a particular word?
The Hindi Thesaurus addresses such questions in a series of lively, unscripted Hindi-medium conversations about groups of words of related meaning. Concentrating on selected mainstream words and phrases, we help you to broaden your active vocabulary by encountering styles of language appropriate for everyday speech. The conversations are between Rupert Snell (Hindi teacher and perpetual Hindi learner) and Neha Ladha (mother-tongue speaker of Hindi). Glossaries for each podcast can be read online or downloaded in PDF format.

Hindi: A Spoken Thesaurus The University of Texas at Austin

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Which word is the best fit for a particular meaning and context? How do I express everyday ideas in colloquial language, avoiding the bookish style found in dictionaries? What’s the actual difference in meaning between the ‘synonyms’ that dictionaries offer? How do I build up phrases and sentences around a particular word?
The Hindi Thesaurus addresses such questions in a series of lively, unscripted Hindi-medium conversations about groups of words of related meaning. Concentrating on selected mainstream words and phrases, we help you to broaden your active vocabulary by encountering styles of language appropriate for everyday speech. The conversations are between Rupert Snell (Hindi teacher and perpetual Hindi learner) and Neha Ladha (mother-tongue speaker of Hindi). Glossaries for each podcast can be read online or downloaded in PDF format.

    Numbers, Part 3

    Numbers, Part 3

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    साढ़े, डेढ़, ढाई, सवा, आधा, पौना, प्रतिशत, फ़ीसदी, दशम-लव, गिनना, हिसाब, रक़म, राशि

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 8 min
    Numbers, Part 2

    Numbers, Part 2

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    लाख, करोड़, अरब, पहला, दूसरा, प्रथम, द्वितीय, जोड़, मिलाना, घटाना, अंतर, फ़र्क़, गुणा, गुना, भाग

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 11 min
    Numbers, Part 1

    Numbers, Part 1

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    गणित, अंक , आँकड़ा, संख्या, तादाद

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 5 min
    Wisdom

    Wisdom

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    होशियार, समझदार, बुद्धिमान, तेज़, चतुर, विद्वान, ज्ञानी, प्रतिभाशाली, विवेकी, चालाक, चालू

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 11 min
    Worry

    Worry

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    व्याकुल, बेचैन, बेचैनी, चिंता, फ़िक़्र, परेशानी, कष्ट, दुःख

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 7 min
    Stupidity

    Stupidity

    Hosts: Rupert Snell & Neha Ladha.

    अज्ञान, ज्ञान, नासमझ, समझ, मूर्ख, बेवकूफ, बुद्धू, भोला, नादान

    Web-based and PDF glossaries available at http://thesaurus.hindiurduflagship.org

    • 5 min

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I've only just begun listening to these podcasts. They are brilliant - meant for someone with a basic knowledge of Hindi - and never patronise. Both speakers are generous and knowledgeable and I am learning a lot about the nuances of the language.

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