Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Welcome to world of Gujarati

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Hi friends,

Welcome to World of Gujarati. I am Kaushik. I am author of two popular blogs to 
Learn Marathi from English kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.com
and 
Learn Marathi from Hindi learn-marathi-from-hindi-kaushiklele.blogspot.com  

After these successful blogs, I have decided to start similar project to help people "Learn Gujarati from English"
Here I am trying to introduce you the fundamentals of Gujarati through English. But at some places I have taken help of examples from Hindi.

Hindi and Gujarati have similar scripts; except few alphabets. Pronunciation of letters is same. So those who can read-write Hindi, for them reading Gujarati is easy. They will save their time learning pronunciation.
So if you know Hindi, this journey to learn Gujarati 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 Gujarati script first. So learning Gujarati will be easier if you read it directly from Gujarati  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.

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 101stsentence 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 Gujarati by watching audio-video clips of these lessons at my YouTube channel.
YouTube Channel name :- Learn Gujarati through English with Kaushik Lele
https://www.youtube.com/c/LearnGujaratithroughEnglishwithKaushikLele

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

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10 comments:

  1. brilliant work keep it up...it is really useful to learn as a second language.

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    1. Hi Jashu, thanks for appreciation.
      From you surname, you seem to be Gujarati. So are you learning Gujarati or came across with this site for someone else. In either case, I would like to know your more of your feedback. If you are a native Gujarati speaker I would request you to help me develop this site further. Please mail me at learnMarathifast@gmail.com

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  2. I want to thank you so much, I am an American woman married to a Gujarati man. I have wanted to learn the language for so long, but Gujarati is not commonly taught, and for my English grammar, is hard for me to understand. Finally I found your videos on YouTube. Though I have just started, I can pleasantly say your teaching method has taught me more than anything else, you make it very easy to learn.I will keep you updated with my progress, Becoming fluent in Gujarati is a necessity to me, as speaking to my family would be easier, and I also want to raise our children with Gujarati as their first language, and not to mention the bonus of speaking with my husband in his mother tongue. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
    Rachael Patel

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    1. Hi Rachael, Thanks a lot for appreciation.
      Such appreciation reassures me that I am doing an important work and that too in a correct way. This motivates me to keep developing my blogs further.

      All the best for learning. Can you send me mail me at learnMarathifast@gmail.com ? So that I can send you updates; also we can discuss in case of any problem in detail.

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    2. Really ? How to learn it ?

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  3. Thank you very much for making these videos!

    My family is Gujarati, but they did not teach me because they thought English was more important to learn to succeed in Canada. I have asked to be taught many times, but until now I could not find resources that showed me the grammar and how verbs are conjugated and things like that. The other day, I made a family tree in Gujarati with my grandparents and they were very happy! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Juliana, Thanks for your comment and appreciation. I am very happy that I could help you in learning Gujarati.
      Such appreciation reassures me that I am doing an important work and that too in a correct way. This motivates me to keep developing my blogs further.

      All the best for learning. Can you send me mail me at learnMarathifast@gmail.com ? So that I can send you updates; also we can discuss in case of any problem in detail.

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  4. What an excellent blog! Your explanations are so simple to follow and so logical (i guess thats the software engineer in you!). Many thanks from a non-indian Gujarati learner in England. ........ I haven't looked at the youtube videos yet but the written blogs are an excellent compliment to the gujarati lessons i am having and you explain things my tutor cannot..

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    1. Thanks Ben for appreciation. Today I checked mails in morning and saw yours as first mail. It really made my day and motivated me to keep going.

      I would like to know more about your gujrati learning and experience with my site and your feedback. Can you please mail me on learnmarathifast@gmail.com (id is same for my guj and marathi blog)

      Thanks,
      Kaushik

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