"वह लड़की मेज़ पर बैठी है "

Translation:That girl is sitting on the table.

July 24, 2018



Why would this not be "the girl has sat on the table" (present perfect)? I am confused as to when rahana is needed before hona. I thought that rahana made it present continuous (I am sitting), and that in this case it would be present perfect conjugation. This is the source I am referencing: http://www.hindiverbs.com/tenses.html

July 24, 2018



The girl has sat on the table = लड़की मेज़ पर बैठ गयी है।

There is hardly any case where you could use रहना/रही here without making the sentence unnatural.

July 25, 2018


As other posters have noted, I'm pretty sure this is a regionalism or colloquialism. The present continuous tense (e.g., "is sitting") per Teach Yourself Hindi, p. 258 (ISBN 0071420126) is root + रहना (e.g., बैठ रही है), while there's no provision for the above form ("बैठी है)". Can someone at highest fluency in English and Hindi comment on this?

Is this supposed to be translated "is seated", instead? That would make more sense with the adjective बैठा instead of trying to map the adjective to a gerund.

April 5, 2019


Why can't it be " that girl sits on the table".

October 15, 2018

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"वह लड़की मेज़ पर बैठती है ।" (Present simple)

"वह लड़की मेज़ पर बैठी है ।" (Present continues)

That girl :)


November 9, 2018
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