"Grandfather does not eat apples."

Translation:नाना सेब नहीं खाते ।

July 26, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/jh655

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

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/emrys29

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.

July 26, 2018
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