The correction is asking me to write Orangers in lieu of Oranges, surely that's an error?
Yeah, you're sure it did? Because here it proposes oranges. What was your sentences?
So how do we distinguish between singular and plural? I am not sure that was made super clear. है for singular and हैं for plural?
If the word ends in -आ, then change the ending to -ए. - कुत्ता → कुत्ते - लड़का → लड़के
If the word ends in anything other than -आ, then the ending will not change. - अख़बार → अख़बार - पक्षी → पक्षी
If the word ends in -ई, then change the ending to -इयाँ. - लड़की → लड़कियाँ - मछली - मछलियाँ (notice that the long ई changes to a short इ in the plural forms)
If the word ends in anything other than -ई, then change the ending to -एँ - मेज़ → मेजें - आग → आगें
PLURAL FORMS OF ADJECTIVES
If the adjective ends with -आ, change it to -ए. - कुत्ता काला है → कुत्ते काले हैं - लड़का छोटा है → लड़के छोटे हैं
If the adjective ends with a consonant, it does not change. - सेब लाल है → सेब लाल हैं (notice है vs. हैं) - कमरा साफ़ है → कमरे साफ़ हैं
If the adjective ends with -आ, change it to -इ (same rule as adjectives in the feminine singular form). - औरत लंबी है → औरतें लंबी हैं - मेज़ अच्छी है → मेजें अच्छी हैं
The plural form of है is हैं (notice the dot).
Very good explanation! Just one question -> in your last example (plural forms of adjectives, feminine), when changing औरत लंबी है to plural, shouldn't it be औरतें लंबी हैं (note the dot in औरतें )?
Yes that's the general rule. Sometime though "hain" is also used when the subject is a person to whom you want to be respectful.
Mere pita aa rahe hain - My father is coming.
Well, that's because they are grammatical plural! आप is technically plural.
I gave the correct answer (oranges are red), yet is marked as incorrect, with the answer given as "Orangers are red." This is clearly an error, which needs to be fixed. I have reported it.
It's okay. You didn't realize. If you look at the comments, you can see when they were posted. That was 6 months ago. :)
Good heavens 6 months! .. Mine doesn't show. Where are the emojis when you need them lol
So my husband is a native Hindi speaker. He says the sentence is slang for: Your ❤❤❤❤❤ are red.
He laughed when he saw it.