Friday, April 26, 2013

Flashcard update and links

The flashcard thingy is working for Hindi numerals. The first time I saw the list of the numbers 0-100 I thought I'd never get them but after using the flashcards I'm getting pretty good at guessing.

This film I'm watching right now:

I watched a little bit without subtitles and sometimes I was able to tell what they were talking about.

Here are some podcasts with vocabulary and such.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I am slowly getting better at reading devanagari. I still don't know all the letters but I recognize some and can guess at some words now. Just words though, anything longer than that and I can't cope at all. Compound letters totally throw me off.

It's awfully hard to distinguish between the letters in any normal font size though, I have to zoom all the pages much larger than when reading Roman print. It takes getting used to.

These are actors: 

जॉनी लीवर

ओम पुरी

सैफ़ अली ख़ान

शर्मन जोशी

विवेक ओबेरॉय

अनुपम खेर

करीना कपूर

शाहरुख खान

विद्या बालन

अनुष्का शर्मा

अमिताभ बच्चन

अक्षय कुमार

शाहिद कपूर

आमिर ख़ान

इमरान ख़ान

करिश्मा कपूर

प्रियंका चोपड़ा

रणबीर कपूर

जॉन अब्राहम

रणवीर सिंह

अजय देवगन

अमरीश पुरी

अरशद वारसी

अर्जुन रामपाल


इमरान हाशमी

फरहान अख्तर


ऋतिक रोशन

सलमान ख़ान

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Flashcard update and a song

I am doing some progress with Devanagari and Hindi numbers with the flashcard thingy. But I am still struggling with many of them. But I do think that the repeat format works.

Here's a lovely song from the movie Special 26 starring Akshay Kumar and Kajal Agarwal (which I haven't seen).

English translation here: