Welcome to world of Marathi

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Hello friends, welcome to my blog “Learn Marathi through English-Hindi”.
Here I am trying to introduce you the fundamentals of Marathi through English. But at some places I have taken help of examples from Hindi.

Hindi and Marathi both follow same script i.e. Devanagari. Pronunciation of letters is same. So those who can read-write Hindi, for them reading Marathi is easy. They will save their time learning pronunciation.
So if you know Hindi, this journey to learn Marathi will be comparatively easy.
But those who do not know Hindi need not feel upset, but they just need to put little more effort learning script and pronunciation.

My own experience says that reading the language from its own script helps a lot. So learn Devanagari script first. So learning Marathi will be easier if you read it directly from Devanagari instead of Romanized.


For most of the examples transliteration is given in Roman script is as well. This is for convenience of search-ability on internet.
Conventions for writing Marathi/Hindi in Roman is given here
http://kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.com/2012/05/vowels-consonants-in-marathi-and-their.html
and
http://kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.com/2012/05/marathi-barakahadi-symbols-for-vowels.html

While learning language, the student is very excited and he want to speak the full sentences as early as possible. He wants to be able to communicate from day 1. Obviously it will not be possible, because you have just used few words !! you can not communicate everything from these few words. Realization of this fact de-motivates the student.  So many language learning programs shower the student with list of full sentences. This looks good first, but it does not teach how to prepare sentence. So thou you know 100 sentences, you are helpless to create 101st sentence yourself.
Here comes the necessity of learning grammar.

Students think that learning grammar is very tedious. And try to run away from it. Spoon feeding i.e. list of pre-created sentences will just keep u handicapped. So learn grammar, stand on your own feet and enjoy the journey.

So I have decided to keep fine balance between “ready made sentences” and grammar. So by speaking ready-made-full sentences you can keep alive you excitement. And by grammar you will nurture your foundation.

You can master the pronunciation of Marathi by watching around 150 audio-video clips at my YouTube channel.
YouTube Channel name :- Kaushik Lele
https://www.youtube.com/c/KaushikLele_Learn_Marathi

So friends let us start the journey. Welcome to the world of Marathi. The language having history of around 1000 years, rich with its literature, philosophy, widespread influence in society.
Welcome !!!


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33 comments:

  1. thanks kaushik...........


    Regards
    Narendra

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    1. Hi Narendra

      I would like to know more detailed feedback from you; like what things you found good, what needs to explained better, what is missing and any other ideas you wish to share.
      You can mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com

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  2. Your blog is awesome kaushik.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks for using my blog and sincere appreciation.

      I would like to know more detailed feedback from you; like what things you found good, what needs to explained better, what is missing and any other ideas you wish to share.
      You can mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com

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    2. I have just found your blog. Reading it. I wish if it was compiled in a form of a pdf book. With more conversations. Something like you are teaching to small kids. And then slowly grammar.

      Vikas

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    3. Hi Vikas, Though this blog has 80+ lessons, it is still in developing stage. I keep on adding lessons. In case some mistakes found then I modify lessons. So I want it to be mature enough before it is finalized as pdf format.

      Regarding small sentences first and then grammar. My own experience of learning language is that until one learns grammar, he just "by hearts" sentences. One can not create sentences independently.
      Still a person can read lesson in reverse way, that is example first and then grammar.

      Can you mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com to discuss further

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    4. Sure Kaushik. Will Mail. I have a strong urge to learn Marathi. I don't know why but I have this urge. I agree that one needs to learn grammar but that has to happen with the reverse way you told. Small sentences first and then little grammar. Something like step by step. Every learner has their own method. Like I prefer Sentences and then grammar. This is how we learn at home(we don't learn the grammar at home and the formation of sentences comes naturally as we speak) But your lessons are really awesome. Hope for some podcasts too. :D

      Vikas

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    5. Vikas, I agree, that learning a language like we learnt mother tongue is best way; but are we ready to spend 3-4 years to learn ? Are we ready to commit so many mistakes like a baby? Are there people around us to rectify our mistakes every time ? will it create problems if we say wrong and it conveyed improper meaning.
      Generally we want to learn it fast and with minimum mistakes. So grammar based approach is "adult learning" approach.

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  3. Agreed. 100%.

    Vikas

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  4. Hi Kaushik

    I sent you a mail. But wanted to post here too. What an idea this blog :) I was just looking around for something to get started to learn Marathi. I'm 44 :) So this is going to be fun for me!

    I just take what the teacher says - I'll just go by your method!

    rajesh

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    1. All the best Rajesh. I am here to help you. Mail me in case of any doubts.

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  5. your blog is of great help and the way you have framed sentences of daily use..thank you..can we have something like conversation in marathi so that we can become fluent in this language??

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    1. There are blog post related to conversations. e.g.
      http://kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.in/2012/07/simple-marathi-conversation.html

      please expand blog archive so that you can find all the lessons. You can search blog using Google search box which is on right side of page just above the Blog archive.

      Thanks,
      Kaushik

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  6. and i would really appreciate your hard work not just for keeping this blog but also for being ready to help for any doubts..

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    1. Thanks a lot, Anonymous :)
      won't it sound better it I knew your name !!

      I would like to know your name and what motivates to you to learn Marathi. You can also share your feedback/suggestions.
      So do mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com

      Thanks,
      Kaushik

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  7. Hi Kaushik

    This is velu from Chennai. I have Marathi friend. His mom likes to chat with me but she doesn't know. English. So she always asked me to learn Hindi at least. If learn Marathi, I can make mom happy. Making mom happy is one son's responsibility na.Now only I am going to enter your blog. For any help I'll mail you.

    Regards,
    Singaravelu

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    1. Welcome to my blog. And all the best for learning Marathi. Mail me on learnmarathifast@gmail.com so that I can inform you whnever i add new lesson like i inform other students.
      Also join
      http://www.facebook.com/groups/learnmarathi.wid.bk/?fref=ts
      Here many Marathi learners ask their doubts and get help from me and other native Marathi speaker members. So it is quite interactive.

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  8. hi kaushik ji,
    this is the best blog i ever seen!
    so much of hard work an sincere dedication you have put in it.
    i really want to thank you for your efforts. previously i was going through mindurmarathi lessons,but found it tedious coz it was learning oriented..your concept of giving stress on the grammer is really helpful..infact really really helpful and s helping me and is sure to help many many more.

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    1. Hi Ayush,
      Thanks a lot for using my blog and sincere appreciation. As you rightly said, the approach of other website can not help in long run, as it gives you few ready-made sentence. It does not make you independence.
      Learning grammar is time taking and many a times tedious; but there exists no other way.
      I hope you will maintain your tempo throughout.
      i would like to know more about you, like your mother tongue, motivation for Marathi etc.
      So can you mail me on learnmarathifast@gmail.com

      - Kaushik

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    2. Sir,
      I had learnt u had sommewhere on the website , a list containing the translation of words of daily use in marathi.
      could you kindly forward me the file address.

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    3. Link you are looking for is
      https://sites.google.com/site/learnmarathionline/home/nouns-gender-plural-and-forms-for-prepositions

      It is created with respect to grammar concept explained in this lesson
      http://kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.in/2012/05/working-with-nouns-gender-plurals.html

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    4. Wanted to learn marathi as I will get settle in Pune in near future.. found your blog on google.. seems nice .. starting from today...

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    5. Thanks for writing me.
      May I know your name please.
      Also I would like to discuss more about your Marathi learning ; can you please mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Kaushik,
    I lived in Mumbai for 37 years! I am ashamed to say I cannot speak Marathi. I moved to USA in 2003. It hurts me because tha Maharashtrians do not accept me as one of them because I do not speak Marathi. Now I want to quickly learn and make up the deficiency.
    What is the time span you set for me as 'Guru'?
    Thank you for the great work Kaushik.
    Regards
    Ben

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    1. Hi Ben,
      As you lived in Mumbai for such a long period; I think you must be knowing/understanding Marathi spoken by others. So it will not take much time for you to be able to speak it. It will just need little courage to "start speaking"; accept initial mistakes; understand the correct word and keep talking.
      A month or two should be sufficient; if you start practicing daily.

      I would like to discuss more about your Marathi learning ; can you please mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com

      Thanks,
      Kaushik

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  10. very excited to come by your page and love that you are taking a grammar based method teaching. thank you!. hope to gain from this blog.

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    1. Hi Shaun, Thanks for your comments.
      I would like to discuss more about your Marathi learning and your feedback.Can you please mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com ?

      waiting for your mail,
      Kaushik

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    2. Will do. There seem to be many videos on your youtube channel. Is there an order that I could look for? how would suggest I use the channel vis a vis the blog?

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    3. Sequence of my blog lesson is the sequence of video. So every lesson has link to its corresponding video.

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  11. Thank you so much for making this blog. I will be visiting Pune for 2 weeks in a few months. Everything will be new to me, but at least with this blog I will have heard the sounds and hopefully will be able to say a few words with understanding and people will be able to understand me, too. I expect to spend a lot of time studying what you have prepared for us, and I am very grateful. I haven't seen anything else like your blog. Some people have written lists of phrases without explaining anything else. The grammar books I've seen are very complex, and many of them very old, and give no help to learn Devanagari.

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    1. Hi Katia, Thanks a lot for appreciation. It is really rewarding to receive such comment.
      I would like to discuss more about your Marathi learning and your feedback.Can you please mail me at learnmarathifast@gmail.com ?

      waiting for your mail,
      Kaushik

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  12. Hi Kaushik its glad to find your blog for marathi learners.

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    1. Hi Abhijit, Thanks for your comments. From your surname, you seem to be from Marathi family. So are you helping someone learn Marathi ?

      -Kaushik

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