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 Hindi Urdu Flagship, University of Texas at Austin

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Rw321 ,

Loved this

Great podcasts! Very helpful. Please make more!

RApant ,

सुलभ प्रयास

Listening to wisdom , worry and stupidity episodes today.
व्याकुल is such an expressive word. One could be व्याकुल when yearning also.
Please make an episode on the usage of फ and फ़ for I observe Hindi speaking folks often use the word फ़िर in place of फिर and फ़ल instead of फल।

cain7073 ,

A terrific resource for intermediate Hindi learners!

There are many useful resources, including podcasts, for beginner students of Hindi-Urdu, but few for the intermediate-level learner. This podcast helps fill that gap. A must for any serious student of Hindi. It is an outstanding podcast by one of the leaders in Hindi instruction, Rupert Snell. Thanks for this very helpful resource!

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