February 28, 2011

Learning Bengali and Pronunciation ( Part II )

When you are speaking Bengali with a native of Bengal, then the pronunciation and phonetics makes a difference in the words.  There are several different words that sound the same to the Western ear.

However, the phonetics of  Bengali language creates different meanings to the words.  While you are learning the Bengali language, you will want to focus first on the capacity of pronouncing the Bengali vowels and different versions of the consonants to get the right sound.

Once you begin learning Bengali and speaking with specific words, you will notice that the language begins to sound like music.  Tuning your ears to the phonetic pronunciations and making sure that this fits with the right words and terms makes a difference on the sentences that you are using.  

For example: When I started teaching a student Bengali Consonants Ka,Kha,Ga,Gha..... She told all sounds same to her. :) So if you want to "Learn Bengali " with the help of a tutor then contact Talkingbees .I hope you to learn more.

February 26, 2011

Learning Bengali and Pronunciation ( Part I)

If you are thinking about learning a new language, then you can enter into the world of Bengali."Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises present day Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam."

This is one of the popular languages of northern India in West Bengal, as well as the popular cosmopolitan of Kolkata ,where I live.Learning Bengali is one that can help you as an introduction to Eastern languages while allowing you to enjoy becoming fluent with the language from a different perspective.  

When you begin learning Bengali, you will want to be aware of the pronunciation differences in the alphabet.  This is the first step to learning Bengali.  This differs from English because of the phonetics that is used in the language.  In English, all 26 letters are defined by the writing with specific divisions in pronunciation.  However, learning Bengali will differ because of the pronunciations of the vowels and consonants.  Being aware of added in “h” after a consonant as well as the formation of a variety of vowels is the first step to understanding the language.

February 24, 2011

Learning Hindi-Experience of learning a New language..

I have come across many people who have started learning a new language with me. Most of them had experience learning a new language before, but the experience of learning Hindi was different for them. I would not say learning Hindi is very difficult, but it will take some time for a person to understand the sentence structure. Because it's completely different from English. And if your Native language is English, then you have to practice how to twist your tongue within your mouth. Sometimes it's so funny. You should have a good ear to catch the new sound and copy the same.

I got few Hindi students who started learning it on their own, but after some time they just got stuck and couldn't improve.Yes, learning Hindi is not hard, but you have to give it some time. You have to be disciplined in your study, take time to understand the Hindi sentence structure and Hindi grammar, and most important you have to practice what you have learned with a person who can always correct you. You don't necessarily need a Hindi Tutor to start learning Hindi, but if you want to improve after learning basic Hindi words or after starting basic Hindi conversation ,you definitely need a Hindi teacher who would always be there to correct your mistakes and explain the difficult grammar rules to you.

February 23, 2011

Difference between Bengali and Bangla? What is Bengali and what is Bangla?

Difference between "Bengali" and "Bangla"
Today one of my students asked me a question : 
What is the difference between "Bengali" and "Bangla"?
My answer - the difference is same as the difference between "Spanish" and "EspaƱol" .One is English and the other one is in the native language.
Bengali is the English word and Bangla is the Bengali word. 
So we say "Bangla" for the English word "Bengali" and "Bangla bhasha" for the English Phrase "Bengali Language"So in short "Bangla" is Bengali for the English word "Bengali". Hope there is no confusion now. :)
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