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"हमें पढ़ना चाहिए।"

Translation:We should study.

July 22, 2018



'We need to study' marked incorrect - how would that be said?


What emrys said, "हमें पढ़ने की ज़रूरत है" would literally mean we need to study so he is right about that. Anytime you use an infinitive form of a verb plus chaahie it is interpreted as "should" That's why "we should study" is correct for this sentence. You probably shouldn't substitute the meaning of this sentence for "we need to study." Use the correct way that he just mentioned involving mujhe X + oblique verb/etc... ki zaroorat hai. (need to ........ etc)


Thanks. I vaguely remember the degrees of need being covered in a Rocket Hindi Module - मुझे जाना है, मुझे जाना पड़ता है , मुझे जाना चाहिए, मुह्जे जाने की ज़रुरत है - but I sometimes mix up the nuances.


It shouldn't be marked incorrect. We need to study can be translated as हमें पढ़ने की ज़रूरत है। but it shouldn't be wrong to translate it as हमें पढ़ना चाहिए।


Your translation should be marked correct. There are a lot of such sentences in here that Duo incorrectly marks wrong.


I put We have to study. Isn't that the same as We should study?


why can't it be we want to study?


This is what I have learned so far -

हम पढ़ना चाहते हैं - We want to study

हमें पढ़ना चाहिए - We should study

हमें पढ़ना है - We have to study

हमें पढ़ने की ज़रूरत है - We need to study


What are words for study and read in Hindi?? In many cases you used पढना for read. Is not confusing?

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Both 'read' and 'study' are पढ़ना. (Note the dot below ढ. It cannot be omitted.)

The distinction is made through the context.


there is no context in this sentense though


Why is हमें used here? Vinay22

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It translates to something like 'To us, studying is needed'.

With चाहिए, you should always use noun+को or the dative form of pronouns (मुझे, हमें, तुझे, आपको, उसे etc).


Again चाहिए is not want here and if you mean to say 'should', which implies 'ought to but don't want to', surely there is a better word to use? Should is very much not the same as want!


How chahiye be 'should'?


What's the difference btw उससे, उसे and उसको?

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