"आमिर सोमवार और गुरुवार को नहीं खाता है।"

Translation:Aamir does not eat on Monday and Thursday.

July 19, 2018

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In English, "and" and "or" are interchangeable in negative sentences. "I don't like pizza or beer" means "I don't like pizza and beer." Both are correct, but I think "or" is more natural in negative sentences in particular. This comment also applies to Julia (?) who doesn't go to Delhi in January or February—which means January and February. Basically, in English, "or" can mean "and."


I feel like in English it's very context dependent. I could easily say something like "you don't like pizza or beer?" And mean that I think you dislike one of them, and i why want to know which. On the other hand " I don't like pizza and beer" could mean that I like them both, but only individually.


Spelling of Aamir is subjective. Amir is also right


Those are actually two different names with different origins and pronunciations.

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One of them comes from Arabic, and the other?


अमिर = Amir आमिर = Aamir


Anyone have a mnemonic to help memorise the days of the week?


I made up a few really crude ones. :D In सोमवार the Som is a similar start to Mon so I know that's Monday. I remember बुधवार after Buddhism: the middle day of the work-week = the Middle Way of the Buddha. गुरूवार is next so "Guru" comes after "Buddha". शनिवार starts with a श like शुक्रवार but continues with the same vowel structure (अ-इ-आ) as रविवार so it comes between them.


Not a mnemonic, but this very interesting Wikipedia page explains their origins. (All the world's languages are here so you have to scroll down a bit to find the South Asia section.)



All names come from the same planets as used for the names of the week in latin languages, so if you know the planets, you also know the days of the week and vice versa.


I have Wednesday and Thursday. Wed is the root of Wednesday and after the wedding the bride and groom go to their budhavaar (boudoir). For Thursday, I think of Thor as a guru. guroovaar. Still working on the others.


Can it be plural too? On Mondays and Thursdays?


Good question, I have the same doubt.


Fun fact: सोमवार comes from सोम which is old Hindi for moon, by using Greek astrology, similarly like the names of the day of the week in Latin languages (e.g. lunes is Monday in Spanish). गुरुवार comes from गुरु, meaning teacher, because the god Jupiter was a teacher in Hindi methology. (Thursday is jueves in Spanish.)


Aamir does not eat on Monday and Thursday


What is KO mean here?


It seems Aamir is performing sunnah for fasting every Monday and Thursday

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