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"Grandfather does not eat apples."

Translation:नाना जी सेब नहीं खाते।

July 26, 2018



Am I correct that the े ending is due to respect? Otherwise it would be ा? Would you automatically use े for anyone older?


You're right. The complete sentence would be - नाना सेब नहीं खाते हैं।
I suggest you not to skip the हैं. And yes, most Hindi speakers automatically speak like this when talking to someone older than them. But at the same time, you wouldn't be technically wrong for not using the honorific.


I have not seen the inclusion of "ji" in Duo before (although I am familiar with "ji" as a term of respect). So OK... no problem here and of course to leave out the "ji" is also then correct.


You have helped me, thank you.


Why is there जी?


Ji is often used as a sign of respect. But it is still correct in this example to leave it out. If I were addressing an older brother (who may or may not be my real brother) I might say "Bhai ji" instead of just Bhai (brother).


Again, thia sentebce is missing the hai at the end.


It is correct, because it's always missing at the end of a negated sentence.


I believe you are right, cos this was the reasoning provided in several other user posts (but I am also only a beginner). I don't understand why someone down-voted your post without providing an explanation...


Not always, but it is optional.

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