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Hindi Lesson4 (These/Those are…)

Posted by ilearnhindi on October 23, 2008

Hindi Lesson4 (These are …) (Those are …)

“These” : plural of This.  “ye” 

“Those”: plural of That. “ve”

Just as These and Those take “are” in a senence eg. These are tables. These are boys. These books are good. Those chairs are white. Similarly in Hindi “hai^” takes place of “are”.

Let’s try some sentences

Vocabulary words:

houses:ghar                  apples: seb               friends: dost

tables: meze^                fruits: phal                 kyaa: what

where: kahaa^                big: baRaa

Sentences with “these” “ye”    

  1. These are houses.     ye ghar hai^.                   ये घर हैं|
  2. These are apples.      ye seb hai^.                    ये सेब हैं|
  3. What are these?         Ye kyaa hai^?                  ये क्या हैं?
  4. Where are these?       ye kahaa^ hai^?               ये कहाँ हैं?
  5. Are these fruits?        kyaa ye phal hai^?           क्या ये फल हैं?

Senetences with “those” “ve”

  1. Those are friends.      ve dost hai^.         वे दोस्त हैं
  2. Those are apples.       ve seb hai^.          वे सेब हैं
  3. What are those?           ve kyaa hai^?       वे क्या हैं
  4. Where are those?        ve kahaa^ hai^?     वे कहाँ हैं?
  5. Are those big?             ve baRe hai^.         क्या वे बड़े हैं

Pronunciation tip: ‘ve’ is often pronounced as “vo”  for colloquial purposes  (never in writing).  This does not mean pronouncing ‘Those’ as ve is incorrect, of course ‘ve’ is the correct pronunciation. Generally people pick “vo” when saying ‘that’ and ‘those’ in Hindi. My point is if you hear ‘vo’ when you expected ‘ve’ don’t dwell on it.

practice substituting any plural noun with ‘ye’ and ‘ve’.

baakii phir. More later.

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6 Responses to “Hindi Lesson4 (These/Those are…)”

  1. zhadi said

    plz write about mera ghar also i beg u on wed there is a test for me

  2. Good question Sandra. You are already putting into practice what you learnt yesterday! That infact will be a perfect way to say “Are those big?” Without using ‘kyaa’, we’ll have to make sure our intonation reflects it as an interrogative sentence.

  3. Sandra M said

    Since the question “Are those big?” can be answered with “yes” or “no” would it also be correct to say “kyaa ve baRe hai^?”

  4. Yes Mir, you wrote meze^ मेजें correct.

    Again, yes for the second question as well. Fruit stays the same when pluralized.

  5. Mir said

    I am sorry for disturbing too much, fruit in singular would be the same??? as ghar

  6. Mir said

    मेजें =meze^ ???? is this right?

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