I really could have learned basic Hindi by now, but I have become side tracked with people and sightseeing. Not to mention, I have put very little effort into learning. I was originally looking for a Hindi book way back in Goa and then became sidetracked with other books along the way. Knowing Hindi would get me local discounts because everyone says I look Indian, beneficial for improved communication, and signficantly important for volunteer work. Still I am not writing down phrases and words like I was with Kannada language-Bangalore.
I have met many people who speak 5-20 languages and I am barely speaking two. Languages are just not my thing. Some people are very talented at picking up the language quickly, and I am not, but I also do not put in the effort. Start learning Priscilla come on!