If you’re reading this article, then chances are, you’re a native speaker of English. Therefore, as with any other language, one of the most helpful ways to learn Hindi grammar would be to compare (and contrast) it to that of English. Like English, Hindi is a language that is based heavily on subjects, verbs, and objects. However, there are some differences. Depending on how you look at them, some of those differences could be viewed as handling language in a simpler way than English does. For instance, in Hindi, verbs are placed at the ends of sentences. Also, Hindi uses “postpositions” instead of prepositions.
Verbs in Hindi Grammar work a little bit differently than they do in English, too. For example, Hindi verbs take on different forms based on the gender of their object. Verb tense works very similarly to how it does in English, too. Both English and Hindi make use of the same three verb tenses:
• Past Tense
• Present Tense
• Future Tense
All nouns in Hindi are assigned with a feminine or masculine gender. Masculine always end in an “a” sound, and feminine nouns always end in an “i” sound. Making plurals and forming questions are both actually easier in the Hindi language than they are in English as well. The difficulties you will encounter in learning Hindi consist more in pronunciation that they do in the grammar itself.
Still, even though learning Hindi grammar isn’t as difficult as learning its pronunciation, it’s not without its challenges. As always, the real keys to surmounting these challenges are persistence and practice. You may feel like giving up after you run into your first few obstacles, especially if this is the first time you’ve ever tried to learn a new language. However, we would encourage you not to. If you keep going, you will find the process of assimilating all of this new information gets easier and easier over time.
Plus, there are lots of resource on the Internet designed to assist you with learning Hindi grammar, as well as the grammar of other languages. Just remember, not all of the information you encounter on the Internet on any subject is going to be one hundred percent accurate one hundred percent of the time. Therefore, it’s always a good idea, when there seems to be a conflict in the information you’ve reviewed, to simply go with what seems to be the majority consensus until you encounter something that conclusively proves it wrong.