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"यह आदमी बूढ़ा है।"

Translation:This man is old.

July 19, 2018



Seems like it should be "This man is old".


It does accept that at least.


"This man is old" is accepted


It may not have been when this was posted.


Man isn't even available :/


The word man is missing from the word bank. It worked fine when I typed it in, but man must be added to the word bank.


Can आदमी mean person and be gender-neutral (if we don't know the gender)? Or is the implication in this sentence, that we already know that this person is male?


Normally, आदमी (man) is gender-specific as against औरत (woman).
However, in rare instances, it may be gender-neutral: human - मानव / आदमी e.g.
Human is superior to all creatures due to its intelligence.
मानव अपनी बुद्धि के कारण सभी प्राणियों में श्रेष्ठ है। -more of a Sanskrit based Hindi version
आदमी अपनी अक्ल की वज़ह से सभी आफ़रीदों में बेहतरीन है। - Urdu version


In case anyone else was also confused by the letter that looks like a 6 with a dot underneath: it's "rha". I don't remember having learnt this in the alphabet lessons on Duolingo. There's a whole row of "additional consonants" (all of which have a dot underneath) here: https://omniglot.com/writing/hindi.htm

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