Rhyming makes all the difference

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I learned Hindi and Gujarati languages as a child while growing up in Ahmedabad, India. This is to say that I have no recollection of the strategies that my teachers and parents used to teach me new vocabulary.

When I was creating the Hello Namaste! Numbers book, I knew that I needed to think beyond just symbols and traditional pronunciation key. I wanted something extra that would make the counting more memorable.

So I created the rhyming method to give the young readers another opportunity to associate a new word with something they already knew. I can assure you that it won't take long to remember the Hindi number 1, "ake" because there is a delicious cake sitting right next to it.

I hope you love the rhymes too and find them helpful in successfully counting from 1 to 10 in Hindi!

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Chika Gujarathi