Category Archives: Language Learning

Laugh with us as we chronicle our progress in the Hindi language!

Humbling Mumbling

It has been interesting to see how our language learning comes so differently.  Mindy is methodically building her vocabulary and grammar, speaking clear complete sentences… even if they do come out as “Your baby’s name is ‘I don’t know’” or … Continue reading

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Tension

When we were in China, I had a vivid mental picture of a table morphing from a round to a rectangular table. The round shape represented the kind of activities that happen around round tables: eating, playing games, having tea…. … Continue reading

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Sounds ‘n Blunders

So many aspects of learning a language are totally unique.  It seems good to keep making note of them, if for no other reason but to reminisce later. Sounds.  This is the biggest surprise to me so far – there … Continue reading

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Hindi Hazards

In just a few short weeks, we’ve had our fair share of interesting experiences as we practice Hindi with perfect strangers.  With no comment and in no particular order, here are some typical conversations we’ve had.  (All of the following … Continue reading

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Learning more than language…

We are just finishing two weeks of India-living… and our first week of Hindi-learning.  As if acquiring all new verbs, adjectives and nouns is not a big enough bite to chew on, it is becoming quite obvious that living here in … Continue reading

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