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"मैं पढ़ता हूँ।"

Translation:I read.

July 19, 2018



Is the 〈 हूँ 〉 essential here? Does this sentence mean both 'I read' and 'I am reading'?


yes the hoon is essential, you can't drop it. Hindi has continuous tense also, so no the sentence can't mean both 'i read' and 'i am reading'. I read is मैं पढता हूँ or मैं पढ़ती हूँ I am reading is मैं पढ़ रहा हूँ or मैं पढ़ रही हूँ


Please, why are there two options for 'I read'? When should I use 'parta' and when 'parti'? Thanks!


That's dependant on the gender of the speaker. -ta for male speakers ti for female speakers


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Yes the हूं/हैं/है is very important in every statement. By the way I read- मैं पढ़ता हूं I am reading- मैं पढ़ रहा हूं I read in hindi is in simple present tense so don't get confused


Yes हूँ is essential because whenever you use मैं it is the end. Otherwise always we will use है...and yeah this has double meaning in English 'I read' is correct also 'I am reading' is correct. I don't know why they don't accept it


Nope i am reading in hindi would be मैं पढ़ रहा हूँ।

रहा is used to make a sentence present continuous.


To all those who are learning Hindi genuinely, thanks a lot I'm saying this as an Indian. But this app is teaching it a little wrong. You can't use < tu> to address someone elder or greater than you, or else you can get a little scolding for being disrespectful. Rather use < aap > ;-)


Could it also be study? "I study"


Yes. More often than not "mai padhta hu" can mean "i study" as well as "I read." But technically speaking, I read = mai padhta hu. (मैं पढ़ता हूं।) I study = mai adhyayan karta hu. (मैं अध्ययन करता हूं।)


Can someone please explain the pronunciation of "ढ़" in this sentence? I can't imitate the sound. I looked at the tips but I don't understand what is a "trilled version of ढ".


There really isn't an english letter for ढ़ but often indians will romanize it as "dh". So "mein padhta hoon". But its basically a more firmer way of saying 'r'. Many people would also romanize this as "mein parta hoon" but that isn't very accurate


If i should learn pure hindi then i read i dont think that is even nomal to say? Is it?


Can you drop the subject as you do in several Indo-European languages?


No, subjects are used in most cases.


What are the coast we aren't?


Yes पढता can also indicate "to study "



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