Language connects us.
When you’re living somewhere like India long term, it’s vital to learn the local language. If you want to fit in, make friends, and interact with the locals, you have to know at least a little bit of their language. Imagine moving to New Zealand or the U.S. and not being able to speak English.
Every week I spend hours improving my Hindi. It takes a lot of time. It takes years and years to learn a language fluently, never believe that “Fluent in 30 Days” nonsense you see online. One day, I’ll have it mastered. Until then, I stumble around practising my Hindi every day wherever I can.
The response I get from locals when I speak in Hindi is fantastic. They immediately light up when they realise I’m giving their language a go. They’re all smiles, and that’s exactly what I went out to capture in my latest video.
Enjoy the smiles and surprise on locals’ faces as I speak to them in their local language! And laugh at my Hindi too if you’re a native Hindi speaker 😀