So, possessives, If we use वह on its own it can mean That/He/She, but only when combined with boy/girl/man/woman does it become a definite person?
Exactly! वह एक लड़का है (He/That is a boy) vs वह लड़का सेब खाता है (That boy eats an apple).
Wouldn't "the boy" be the same as "that boy" then?
Sort of,except that hindi doesn't has a word for 'the'.
Ah, I see what you mean. The first example uses the pronoun (replacing a noun), the second uses the adjective (modifying a noun that is still visible).
Neither example has anything to do woth possessive pronouns (eg his drink).
why do we put a dot under the Hindi word of boy?
It is under the ढ़, making the pronounciation "rha". Without the dot, it becomes ढ, which is pronounced "dha". See the letters lessons
Because the letter has a dot under it
Why is "That boy is drinking water" incorrect?
Woh ladka paani pee raha hain will be the translation for your sentence. Hindi, unlike French, for instance, has separate tense structures for simple present, and present continuous.
French isn't the best counter-example. It just uses another method to produce the same effect, hence it also has a concept of the difference.
eg "En lisant cet article, je me rends compte que..."
Actually French tends to say something like être en train de ... for "be doing". It does have a separate tense structure, it's just less common.
There is Present Continues in Hindi and it looks differently. This sentence is in Present Simple.
This exercise, with choices and no tooltips, might be too hard for this stage. I cannot even spell these words. The transition from letters to small phrases misses ... the words themselves.
I accidentally typed "That boy eats water." and I could not stop laughing.
What, is he eating ice?
What's so great about this comment
Why did you have to put that coment?
My answer is correct as your answer
but i still wrong
How is possible?
I put "that boy is drinking water" which was marked as incorrect. Does that mean "is drinking" is different to "drinks" in Hindi?
The correct answer is not listed among the choices!!!
So do you just conjugate "is" and leave the verb untouched?
I STILL get confuse between laddhaka and laddaki!!! does anyone know anything about how to remember them?...i guessed if it was a boy or a girl above
That boy drink water
That boy drinks water
That boy drinks water
I appreceate it.
Say lhika to bhi galat dhikaya Kyu or answer bhi Vo hi tha
That boy drink is water