"What do you drink?"

Translation:तुम क्या पीते हो?

July 22, 2018

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What is the difference between हैं andहो someone explain me


Its a difference of saying "is" for singular and plural.. the "haen" is for plural, "ho" is for singular..


Thank you even i had that doubt


They have the exact same meaning both of which are plural. Generally you say aap han, and tum ho.


I am also lost on that one.


I'm not confident in this answer, so if someone else says they have a better answer, trust them, but I think ho is just paired with tum haen is for any plural


तुम can be dropped from the sentence.


In more colloquial Hindi that may be the case. My understanding is this sentence, including तुम, would not be unnatural if spoken aloud. For the sake of learning, it is simpler to stick to fewer constructions and introduce dropping the subject later.


I don't think so. In Hindi, rarely the pronouns are dropped, usually only when being present at the same place as the person the sentence is for and pointing towards them.


No, because तुम is subject here.


Because of the verb conjugation, तुम can be inferred, and thus can be dropped. It's similar to how Spanish doesn't necessarily require the pronoun due to the verb conjugation, e.g. "Que bebes?"


Why would तुम क्या पीता हो be incorrect?


With तुम the conjugation of the verb always ends with ते followed by हो, that's just how this version of 'you' is formed.


Even if तुम refers to a single man (or woman), its verb is conjugated as if it was plural.


I believe that the course should emphasize तूम earlier and de-emphasize तू. If it is the case that the latter can be offensive, it may be best not to get too used to it, right?


I agree, I feel like I spent my first few lessons/days learning "rude" hindi lol


I mean, it depends. Someone, say, in old age may address someone in their twenties as तू, even if what follows is pretty much not impolite. The point is, तू, तूम and आप are all forms of the word "you", arguably one of the most difficult words to translate, and so it's best to have an understanding of the behaviour of these words.


On submitting क्या पीती हो, I was marked wrong and the correct sentence was given as आप क्या पीती हो. It's a glaring error to say आप ... हो, and I have reported the sentence accordingly.


The both ho and hain can be used with Aap. Aap ho is just less formal


AUDIO would be great to double-check the Hindi pronounciation. (Other DL language courses have audio in these types of exercises.) Dhanyavaad.


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Can someone tell me if im talking to a shop keeper or similar should i use Ap or Tum?


Use आप for strangers (like shopkeepers) and everyone you meet for the first time. As you get to know them better, you can progress to तुम if they are around the same age as you or younger. You can also take cues from what form they use for you.

(With someone much younger than you in casual settings or with children, you can start off with तुम itself).


You can't say : क्या तुम पीते हो ?


No. That means "Do you drink?"


Oh, wow. Now im consfused even more. Someone explain to me the order of sentences and of questions in Hindi...


If क्या comes at the beginning of the sentence, the question requires a Yes/No answer.
If क्या comes before the verb, it asks the question What ...?.


No. It translates to - Do you drink?


I don't understand how to form the word for "what" on my Hindi keyboard. How is it made?


With transliteral keyboard - 'kya' क्या; or directly you need to long-press क to be able to select a sort of first half of it (I can't type it alone) then य for क्य and finally select the full word क्या at the top (alongside other options for different vowel endings). [I'm using Google's 'G-board' on Android, I imagine others are similar.]


Also, if you're using the INSCRIPT keyboard, you type क ् य ा . This would correspond to typing 'k'+'d'+'/'+'e' in a regular English keyboard.


Do y'all have a special keyboard to type in Hindi? Do you know, is there something I could download on my phone so I can switch between roman letters and hindi? Its not an iPhone.


If you're using an Android phone, you can use the GBoard keyboard suite (It may already be present on your phone but you can install it from the play store if not). Then, you can add a Hindi keyboard and switch between that and the regular English keyboard.

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