"उससे बोलो ।"

Translation:Speak to him.

July 20, 2018

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but if "उससे" means "from him/her" and "उसे" means "to him/her"... shouldn't the answer be "उसे बोलो " instead of "उससे बोलो"? or does the verb बोलना take से? pls answer 10 lingots i need to know :(


Right, I like to say there are "से verbs" (like उससे बोलो) and "को verbs" (like उसको (or उसे) खाओ.) Most of the time you will see को verbs being used, but occasionally, से verbs are used, से बोलना, से बात करना, से कहना, से प्यार करना, से नफ़रत करना, etc. You just gotta get used to it I guess.


so उसे and उसको means the same thing and can always be used interchangeably? Or is it only in this particular case?


उसे and उसको (similarly हमें/हमको etc with other pronouns ) always mean the same thing. There is a regional preference for using one or the other in India and some people see उसे as being more 'proper' but otherwise, you can choose to use either.


I would very much like to know this as well


There aren't any rules regarding these? To a beginner these seem arbitrary.


Thanks for the much needed explanation!


I feel like उससे बात करो is a much better translation for the English "Speak to him," the sentence in this example feels super awkward and unnatural


I just got way more confused with everything you guys said


Thats why i’m keeping it short. The answer should be “tell him”.


Am I right then in thinking that बोलना takes से while कहना takes को ? So the two sentences would be: उससे बोलो । but उसे कहो ।


Nah it'd be उससे बोलो and उससे कहो, as well as "talk to him" being उससे बात करो, the only one of the 4 that I listed in the other comment that uses को is बताना, so you would say उसे/उसको बताओ


We can use se/ko, for both bolo/kaho But usually, if we want to say speak to him, we'll say usse baat karo, which means speak to him, about anything, but speak to him. But when we mean tell him, we se usse bolo, which means tell him about a particular thing.


This should be "tell him".


“Talk to him.” Sounds more natural, at least in American English.


उससे/उस is a very confusing word. How do we know the gender? How do I know if it's "him, her, it"? In a more complicated sentence which talks about multiple people, let's say one female, one male, and one neutral, how do I know which one उससे or उस is referring to?


By the verb that comes after! Not sure what you mean by neutral, like someone who is gender neutral? I haven't actually encountered that in Hindi thus far, so not sure how it works. But if you had, say, just a male and a female, you could say जब मीनु राजेश (को) देखती है (When Meenu sees Rajesh,) the sentence can end in two different ways, you could say वह उसको खाना देता है (He gives (him/her) food) or वह उसको खाना देती है (She gives (him/her) food.) Conjugation of the verb depends on the gender of the person doing it, so you can just work it out from there, who the person they're giving food to is. It's easy in this situation, but with a situation with multiple males and multiple females, it wouldn't just make sense to say simply usse or usko, same as in English, "him" doesn't mean much in a group of multiple males, so at that point people would be referred to by name :).


Here, if we say us se bolo, we mean tell him. If we want to say speak to him, we'll say uss se baat karo.


The meaning is speak to him, but it is saying the correct answer is say to him, but say to him is usse kaho


I only had the option 'Speak to him'. (So far), I've not met कहना. Don't they both mean 'to speak/say'?


बोलना - to speak, बात करना - to talk, कहना - to say, बताना - to tell


Wow, do these Hindi verbs really match English ones so neatly? Even in English their meanings can have only the subtlest of differences or then differ quite lot depending on the context.


Can you say speak to her?


Yes, that should be accepted as well.


Tell him- Correct✅and accepted

Tell her- Correct ✅and accepted


I wrote " speak with him " and was marked incorrect


Shouldn't it be 'tell him' ?


"Speak with her" should also be correct.


Why tell to him is wrong?


Actually i thnk tell him is more accurate


No i will not speak to him

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