Kaushik Lele and Marathi learning blog on TV newschannel & in newspaper

Want to learn Marathi ? 
You are at right place ...well appreciated by print and electronic media

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  • On 16th Feb 2017 the renowned newspaper Indian Express published article about these language learning resources

  • On 6th Feb the popular Marathi TV news channel IBN-Lokmat interviewed me at Dombivli. I was accompanied by Jon - a British PhD student - who has successfully learned Marathi using my blog. The interview was aired same day.


  • On 24th Feb 2018 Marathi weekly "Zee Marathi Disha" had published article 

  • On 27th Feb 2018 Lokmat newspaper published article on their website version

  • Before that on 5th Feb the popular Marathi newspaper "Lokmat" had published an article about movements for betterment of Marathi language. My blog & I were mentioned specially.See the highlighted part of below news.
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  • On 7th Feb the official Twitter handle of prestigious Marathi news paper "Loksatta" twitted as follows.
The tweet link is 

  • On same day 7th Feb the prestigious Marathi newspaper "Sakal" published an article about Jon, his Marathi learning through my blog.

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  • 15th Feb edition of popular Marathi weekly also published news. It talked about my background, interaction with Jon - a British PhD student - who has successfully learned Marathi using my blog. It also gave details about Jon's PhD in anthropology and interest in language learning.    

  • On 5th June 2017 the Marathi news paper "Divya Marathi" published article about my Marathi and Gujarati learning activities as follows.
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Appreciation and feedback from renowned personalities

On 27th Oct 2017 I got chance to meet Raj Thackeray, the chief of Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) and introduce him to may Marathi language related activities. Watch this video of a quick meeting.

On 7th May 2018 I had met the renowned cartoonist Charuhas Pandit - famous for the carton character "Chintu" - in an exhibition. I introduced him about my activities.

CEO of MKCL (Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd) had liked my activities. He introduced me to Mr. Lakshmikant Deshmukh, the President of All India Marathi Literary Festival-2018. In the same program I met Mr. Deepak Shikarpur - IT expert, writer, influential Rotarian. All liked and appreciated my work.

(From left Kulabhushan Birnale, Mr. Panchpor, Mr. Deshmukh, I, Uday Joshi (owner of Pustak peth. Date 15th Jan 2018)

Popular Marathi musician saw videos of my foreigner students speaking Marathi. He was so impressed by my successful Marathi coaching that he happily followed me on Twitter.

Success stories of learning Marathi ... Testimonials

Many people from around the globe contacted me through email, blog-comments and Facebook group saying how my blog and YouTube channel helped them successfully learn Marathi. Marathi newspapers also published articles about this initiative. 

Here I am sharing few testimonials that will assure you that you have come to right place to learn Marathi. 

So have a look at it these success stories !! I am sure you will be eager to be a success story yourself !!

Visit this link to go to list of lessons
YouTube channel is 

Happy Learning !!
- Kaushik Lele

My website in news
Prestigious Marathi newspaper लोकसत्ता (Loksatta) and महाराष्ट्र टाईम्स(Maharashtra Times) also the magazine डोंबिवलीकर एक सांस्कृतिक परिवार (Dombivlikar Ek Sanskrutik Parivar) had published articles about these websites


Read online Loksatta 

Name: Matthew Chang
Country: United States

To learn Indian languages there are some books, but many books ultimately do a haphazard job in explaining the language’s structure. In this context of poor quantity and quality, Mr. Lele’s blog is an anomaly: an extremely detailed, precise, and resourceful guide for learning a beautiful language which is not so often studied by foreigners. Here are my top reasons why:

1. Grammar 
Some people don’t like it, but unless you have consistent exposure that allows you to eventually “pick up” the details, you have to learn grammar. Most of the pages on the blog are actually more like excerpts from a grammar book. Marathi noun declension, verb conjugation, and sentence structure are elucidated in meticulous detail, and numerous example sentences are given. Tables are provided when needed. 
2. Script and Transliteration
Reading the language is just as important as speaking. A tutorial on the Devanagari script is provided as one of the very first lessons. Even if you aren’t comfortable with the script, Kaushik provides English transliterations (eg. “mI tujhyAvar prem karato”) on almost every page. 
3. Audio
Perhaps the primary reason for choosing the blog over a physical book: I get practice listening to Marathi. Kaushik actually records himself speaking the sentences in nearly every lesson. The videos are publicly available on YouTube. 
4. Conversations, Culture, and Colloquialisms
Simple conversations on an array of everyday situations are provided. Cultural references are also explained when appropriate. Formal Marathi is also different from colloquial Marathi, and such differences are delineated even at the grammatical level when appropriate. I like how Kaushik included a list of exclamations including छे and अरे बापरे! 
5. Learn Marathi through Hindi
It simply makes more sense to learn a language from a sister language. In many places, the Learn Marathi through Hindi blog presents Marathi words and sentences side by side with their Hindi equivalents. 
6. Other Resources
It doesn’t just stop with the blog. Kaushik is also there to help! In my experience, Kaushik has been very willing to answer questions and explain when someone is confused. The blog is an ongoing project, and Kaushik has created and revised some parts of the blog as a result of my questions. Furthermore, there’s a Facebook blog (with Kaushik as the admin) for learning Marathi! Ask and you shall receive.

Watch Matthew speak fluently in Marathi

Name: Jonathan Galton
Country: UK

I am an ardent Indophile and particularly in love with the city of Mumbai, and am hoping to do some research into urban cosmopolitanism there. To this end I wished to learn Marathi in addition to Hindi, but struggled to find online resources for Marathi until I came across 

Kaushik Lele's blog. Immediately I felt in safe hands - the blog is very logically structured and takes a grammar-led approach which is perfect for learners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the language beyond a handful of phrases. It is also accompanied by audio recordings in YouTube which aid immeasurably with the pronunciation. Furthermore, 

Kaushik has been extremely generous with his time in answering users' queries and sharing them on the site. For all these reasons I think that this is simply the best resource for anybody out there wishing to learn conversational Marathi.

Watch Jon speaking fluent Marathi 

Name : Martin
Country : Czech Republic 

Even school going children found my tutorials useful. Here is a feedback from a parent

Name : Kreshan Narroo
Country : Mauritius

Your blog for teaching Marathi  language is very  commendable initiative.

I was looking for a fast teaching, to enable me to write, read and speak basic Marathi conversation.
I like the systematic approach to enable learners, especially those like me, who had no knowledge of the language at all.
Your presentation of the basic grammar and also the numerous examples you gave for use of verbs and also in normal daily usage of words in conversations are also very interesting as well as useful.
Your teachings on the website have helped me to grasp the basic of the Marathi language fast.
I therefore recommend your blog and Youtube channel  to learners, especially adults like me , who during our childhood had no Initiation  to devnagri scripts.
Wishing all the best!
Name : Nikhil Kamat  
Country : India

A few months ago, I came across Mr. Lele’s blog. When in Maharashtra, you hear Marathi being spoken all around you. My mother tongue being Konkani, Marathi is not that different, especially not when the two are written in Devanagari. Spoken Marathi, however, can be somewhat different. Understanding it and speaking it are two different things. Mr. Lele’s blog has been quite helpful to me in understanding how Marathi is spoken. The blog is written in simple language, easy enough to understand; it is designed for those wishing to learn spoken Marathi, including the beginnings of slang. Mr. Lele's blog is an excellent starting point for such a purpose. I would readily recommend this site to both foreigners as well as Indians seeking to learn Marathi as 'she' is spoken. In the end, there’s no substitute for practice and experience, but understanding a little will certainly save you from making too any embarrassing mistakes.
Name : Ravinder Sangwan 
Country : India 

Reason for learning :- Rural posting in Maharashtra. 
How website helped :- Helped me learned basics of Marathi. 
Why would you recommend it:-  Because it has best cost to benefit ratio among all on-line sources of Marathi learning. Also it got some super cool chapters ;) 
Other points you want to share:- While reading and learning Marathi relate all words with those in Hindi. That way you will be able to guesstimate any new words you came across. Hindi and Marathi looks like children of same bloodline Sanskrit, Vocabulary heavily overlaps between them. 
Name : Saba Sk
Country : India 

Marathi , I like this language very much and want to get pretty fluent in it.
Grammar is the backbone of any language and learn-Marathi blog by Kaushik lele guides you in learning step by step through grammar in a very simple way while focusing on different aspects of the spoken language as well.
For me it has been a one stop portal to clear almost all of my doubts, in short it is a good reference. 
While searching online for learning Marathi or even other languages I have come across many sites but this one is the best so far. 
Name : V.K. Guptan
Country : India

I had found your website very helpful to learn Marathi. I had some little knowledge of Marathi as I was in Bombay or Mumbai as you may prefer and Pune. Then I left Maharashtra for Bangalore and thought of brushing up my Marathi for which your lessons were very helpful.
Name : Dr Prashant kumar
Country: India
I am pursuing Masters of Public Health from Tata Institute of Social Sciences , Mumbai. I really needed to learn Marathi at least for conversing it for my rural postings in Maharashtra tribal areas. At those tribal areas people speak only Marathi. My college is so busy that I donot get time to attend classes of Marathi.

Then I found in google Kaushik lele blog to teach Marathi online free of cost. I joined and now I am at least able to get a tone of it . Though I have not become a perfect in Marathi but at least I can understand what people speak. I will still follow the blog to learn and further improve my Marathi as Learning never Ends. 

I would recommend if anyone wants to learn marathi free of cost,either out of curiosity of learning new language or  due to demand of your job. This blog is worth. The main thing the recording which you hear their pronunciation are the best part. They make you feel that there is someone real who is teaching you. 

You can learn at your pace whenever you get time. But you need to practice it with others to make a feel of learning.
Thanks a lot kaushik for this initiate to teach Marathi online to all, 


Name : Tanay Bhatt

Country : India

I loved to learn Marathi with Mr.  Kaushik lele..... He helped me alot... It was necessary for me to learn Marathi because i have a language in my studies... And i didn't know a word in marathi... But he is the one who helped me.... Thank You Sir for your support 
Name : Suresh Vaidya
Country : India

Reason For Learning : Self Interest to know this beautiful Language.
How website helped : 1. As the website has both English to Marathi and Hindi to Marathi option. It helped me by choosing easy platform Hindi to Marathi. 2. And YouTube videos helped me by the pronunciation, how to spell correctly Marathi words.
Other Point : It will be more and more helpful if real-life conversation is uploaded in YouTube. such as video documentary in vegetable market with Hindi/ English subtitles to choose from. Expecting for more innovative and creative way of Learning ....

Thanks a lot sir, for making this Language tutorial. It helped me a lot.  
Name: Sowmya Pattaje
Country: India

I wanted to learn a new language.  I resolved to begin learning Marathi as I am already quite conversant in Hindi.

Kaushik, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing up such a wonderful blog. I can imagine the amount of patience, due diligence, and effort that must have gone into putting up such a brilliant portal for Marathi learners. Being married to someone who was born & brought up in Maharashtra, I was exposed a little to the language but was not able to learn the nitty-gritty of grammar.  However, after stumbling on your blog, I have learnt quite a lot. I am able to understand word by word most of the time. I have also started watching and appreciating Marathi soaps and movies.  I am proud of how far I have come in learning this language and there is no turning back!

I appreciate that you take every feedback positively and try to improvise your blog for everyone's benefit. Keep this good work going.  I hope many others too will benefit from this. Well done!

Name : Bipanchi Lahon
Country : India (Jorhat,Assam )

I am learning Marathi because i want to have my higher studies from Mumbai & also i like this language.
Your website is very helpful. Before, i didn't know a common word & couldn't make a simple sentence  of Marathi.After learning from your blog , now i can speak a little bit in Marathi. 
I expect from you that you will add more things of Marathi languge in future . I want to tell about your blog that you have put all the things in a very well manner . One can easily learn from your blog. 
Name : Mukund
Country : India

I am a Central Govt employee presently serving at Maharashtra
Help of this web site was impeccable.  
I would recommend it because
(a)  A subjective approach with apprehensive bits of Marathi Language.  (b) Very positive response to e-correspondence.
Suggestion:   A corner may be designated to on line/ on spot translation of  hindi/ English phrases/ Sentences into Marathi.
Name: Renu
Country: India

As I have to go in a Marathi family I needed to learn this language. It helped me a lot to understand and speak Marathi easily and that in influential way.
Name : Rakesh Sahu
Country : India

I'm 20 year old electrical engineer. My love belongs to Maharashtra so that's why i am trying to learn Marathi and i found this website. It really helps me in learning Marathi in just 2-3 days i started making simple words and impressed my love. Really a good website to learn Marathi. Thanks Kaushik.

Name : Sudeshna Chaki
Country : India

I am a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology and I am conducting  my research fieldwork in Maharashtra. This is the primary reason why I am learning Marathi. Since I need to learn it fast, I started classes at a language institute (but the course turned out to be very unstructured and the teacher could not explain most of the things. As I found out, being a native speaker does not necessarily mean one can teach the language well. Now I regret spending money on that). In the meantime my brother recommended 'learn Marathi through English' blog. So, now I mainly follow that for learning Marathi.

Thanks a lot for taking the initiative to provide such a well structured platform for people like us. I finally have hope that I too can learn quickly, with the added benefit of  understanding the subtle nuances and details of the language. Kaushik has the ability to present concepts in a lucid and straightforward way, and this drives his readers to visit his blog regularly. If you're a first time visitor, my advice is to keep reading, this blog is worth it.


List of all lessons. Contents. Index

Welcome to world of Marathi
Marathi Alphabets Devanagari Alphabets
Vowels, Consonants in Marathi and their pronunciation
Marathi Barakahadi : Symbols for vowels with consonants
Pronunciation of Anusvar अनुस्वार
Combining consonants in Marathi मराठी जोडाक्षरे
Combining consonants with र(r)-मराठी जोडाक्षरे Part 2
Combining consonants with ह(h)-मराठी जोडाक्षरे Part 3
Special or separate symbols for combined consonants मराठी जोडाक्षरे- part 3
Pronouns and Articles in Marathi
Using plurals to indicate respect आदरार्थी बहुवचन (AdarArthI bahuvachan )
Verbs in Marathi
Using LearnMarathiWithKaushik.com to practice grammar rules
Simple Present Tense in Marathi
Simple Present Tense of "To Be" in Marathi
Present Continuous Tense in Marathi
Simple Future Tense in Marathi
Future Continuous Tense in Marathi
Simple Past Tense in Marathi - Part 1
Simple Past Tense in Marathi - Part 2
Simple Past Tense in Marathi - Part 3
Past Continuous Tense in Marathi
Present/Past/Future Perfect Tense in Marathi
Learn Prepositions in Marathi
Preposition "TO" in Marathi
Sentences with person or living things as object
Saying My/His/Her in Marathi
Basic questions and "WH" questions in Marathi
Negative Sentences - Present tense in Marathi
Negative Sentences - Past tense in Marathi
Negative Sentence - Future Tense in Marathi
Working with nouns - Gender & Plurals in Marathi
Working with nouns - Prepositions in Marathi
Cases in Marathi. विभक्ति Vibhakti and विभक्तिप्रत्यय vibhaktiprtatyay in Marathi
Commands / Imperative statements in Marathi
Time related words
Sentence using “Going to” phrase
Sentence using "Used to" phrase
Sentence using "If-Then"
Prepositions with Verbs
Adjectives in Marathi
Using verb "Can/To be able to"
Using verb To Want/To Need
Verb “To Become/To Happen”
Using “Should”
Using “Must”/“to be have to”
Using phrase “to keep doing”
Comparison and degrees of comparison
Using verb "To Know"
आ-ई-ए-ए-या-ई (A-I-e-e-yA-I) rule
Using "Let" and "Shall we"
Which-That / What-That sentences
Giving instructions formally
Using “To Like”
Sentences using "would" in Marathi
"To Understand" & "To come to know"
Add a question tag
Numbers in Marathi - Part 1
Numbers in Marathi - Part 2
Fractional numbers, sequence, percentage in Marathi
Relations in Marathi
Using verb "To remember" in Marathi
Using "To Like" with other verbs
Frequently used words. Miscellenious
Short forms in spoken Marathi
Greeting,Wishes,Blessings,Slogans in Marathi
List of Body parts in Marathi
Verbs indicating cause of action. Causative verb
Frequently used verbs in Marathi - Part 1
Frequently used verbs in Marathi - Part 2
Frequently used verbs in Marathi - Part 3
Frequently used verbs in Marathi - Part 4
लावणे(lAvaNe) - one verb, multiple meanings !!
लागणे(lAgaNe) - one verb, multiple meanings !!
Diwali Festival
List of Marathi Adjectives - Part 1
Calling or Addressing someone in Marathi
Exclamations in Marathi
Past/Present/Future Perfect Tense - Second Style
Requesting-someone-"May-I","Can-you" etc.
Showing uncertainty using May, Might
Adjectives made from verb
Using May to express wish
Past /Present/Future Perfect Continuous tense in Marathi
Exceptional Verbs in Marathi which change in past tense form
Phrase "To Make Someone do something"
Type Marathi in Roman Marathi transliteration
To emphasize word using-च(ch)-in Marathi
Generalizing words - somewhere somehow anything anybody etc.तरी(tarI) -ही(hI)
"To have" to indicate possession and relation
Using "To mean". How to ask meaning in Marathi
Conjunctions in Marathi - Part 1 And,But,Because,So,That,Although,Though,Still,Yet
Conjunctions in Marathi - Part 2 As,As well as,Or, Neither, Nor, If,in case, provided
Conjunctions in Marathi - Part 3 After, then,As far as, As long as,As if, As though
Conjunctions in Marathi Part-4 As Soon as, Once,Rather Than, Instead of,So that,Whereas,Whether or not,also
List of Conjunctions in Marathi
Combining sentences - change in form of verb असणे(asaNe)
Active Passive voice in Marathi
Using "To Feel" & "To think"
Adverbs in Marathi - Part 1
List of adverbs in Marathi
List of vegetable names in Marathi
List of names of fruits in Marathi
List of names of birds in Marathi
List of names of insects in Marathi
List of name of cololurs in Marathi
List of names of flowers in Marathi
List of names of animals in Marathi
Frequently used or common words in Marathi - Miscellaneous
Abuse Cursing Swear-words in Marathi
Compound verbs / Phrases in Marathi
Tips to Learn Marathi (rather any new language)
Simple Sentences in Marathi - Introduction/Salutation
Simple Marathi Sentences - Time Related
Simple Marathi Sentences - Where/Place Related
Simple Marathi Sentences - In Hotel
Simple Marathi sentences - Weather related
Marathi conversation-with traffic police
Simple Marathi conversation - Rickshaw/Taxi driver
Simple Marathi Conversation - Software Engineers
Simple Marathi conversation - Grocery shop
Simple Marathi Conversation - Doctor-Patient
Simple Marathi Conversation - Teacher & Students
Simple Marathi Conversation - Informal phone conversation.
Simple Marathi conversation-Vegetable Market
Simple Marathi Conversation-at-bus stop and in bus
Asking address in Marathi
I Love you In Marathi. Proposing someone in Marathi
Simple Marathi Conversation - Interview in Marathi
Simple Marathi conversation - with housemaid
Simple Marathi conversation: Linking AADHAR card to mobile number
Simple Marathi conversation: Linking mobile number to AADHAR card
Simple Marathi Conversation : Enquiry about Temple Visit
Simple Marathi conversation : with friend's parents at lunch table
Simple Marathi conversation : A friend talking with other about his football match
Simple Marathi conversation : Friends plan to watch movie
Simple Marathi conversation : Friends talking about football world cup
Simple Marathi conversation - Tour guide in Singapore speaks with Marathi tourists
Simple Marathi Conversation - Marathi Language Proficiency Test (LPT) for banks
Frequently used sentences in Marathi - miscellaneous
Frequently used sentences in Marathi - miscellaneous part 2
“Marathi Dictionary for Learners” website and Android app on Gogle Play.

Practise Marathi online ! Let's talk on Skype or Hangout

On the occasion of Maharashtra Day (1st May 2018), I am introducing new facility for Marathi learners. I would like to interact with them on web-chats, practice conversation, answer their queries. The timings can be decided based on mutual convenience. As a pilot project I will keep it free of cost as of now.
Share with your friends, relatives, colleagues who want to Learn Marathi !!

I conduct separate session for non-Indian students. They have been really global sessions with participants from US to Japan joining them.

Glimpse of a session with Indian students !!