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"नाना और नानी हमारे घर नहीं आते।"

Translation:Grandfather and grandmother do not come to our house.

July 26, 2018



I used the "&" symbol instead of "and" and it counted the answer wrong


I used "don't" instead of "do not" and it marked it wrong :P


Earlier it mentioned grandfather and grandmother together as grandparents and now when i used grandparents it is showing it as wrong pls rectify this


Is the "our" plural? If so, why? Are we honoring the house by treating it as plural?


It's singular, in the oblique case.


So "come" take the oblique, but "go to" takes the subject/object case?


Notice how in English there is the word "to"? That word is not here in the Hindi sentence, but it is implied. It being there in a way (unsaid!) is what puts the word into oblique case.

"Go to" also takes the oblique.


Thank you Ranzo! You finally gave the perfect explanation I have been searching for!! Take all my lingots!!!!!


Like RanzoG said, there's an implied पर in the sentence - "नाना और नानी हमारे घर (पर) नहीं आते।" But we normally omit using it.


To further my understanding of the sentence, I have a follow-up question. In previous lessons, को was taught as "to". Would "नाना और नानी हमारे घर को नहीं आते।" be correct, too? Would there be a difference, say, with पर saying they come INTO the house proper, whereas को saying they come TO (near) the house, but not necessarily INSIDE?


पर would be more like "on top of the house" As in चूहा किताब पर बैठा है -> the mouse is sitting on top of the book not inside the book.

To say INTO, you'd use में as in वह घर में नही आते-> they don't come inside the house


Is there a clear and easy way of unferstanding oblique case


So, whenever a noun has a postposition the noun is in the oblique.

A postposition is like a preposition, but goes after the noun. So, Hindi by chance only has postpositions, whereas English only has prepositions.


There are words missing again, so it is impossible to complete the sentence. And you cannot finish the exercise if you don't. Please, Duolingo, get onto this.


I understand what is wrong, but how can I get past it if the necessary words are not there?


Word Grandfather is necessary but not available to click.


This has happened to me a lot. Then I seemed to get past it and it's okay again now.


Why " grandpa and grandma do not come to our house" flagged wrong? Is it essential to say "grandfather and grandmother do not come to our house"?


at what point in time does "do not come to our house" refer to? it seems like a general statement, like "grandfather and grandmother do not use drugs" is that correct? the english is just a bit ambiguous.


It's a general statement.


What would be Grandfather and grandmother do not come to my house?


Will you explain please?

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