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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 !!
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.