"मुझे मत देखो, मैं चाय नहीं पीता हूँ।"

Translation:Do not look at me, I do not drink tea.

August 2, 2018



"Who the hell drank all my tea?!" "[this sentence]"

November 12, 2018



December 7, 2018


Sounds like me before the first cup of coffee: "AAAGH DON'T LOOK AT ME!"

August 22, 2018


If anyone could clarify when to use नहीं and when to use मत, I'd be grateful! Unless it's already in some explanatory note that I haven't seen?

August 2, 2018


It looks like "mat" is for commanding someone not to do something, whereas in this sentence "nahin" is used in a statement rather than a command. "Don't drink tea!" would be a command using "mat" but "I don't drink tea" is a statement using "nahin." If I understand correctly.

August 3, 2018


Correct. You could follow the general rule that lupinelydia suggested until you get more practice of the language. Then it comes naturally, whether to use मत or नहीं.

August 6, 2018


Mat is more abrupt than Nehi

August 26, 2018


I feel good because i was able to do this lmao

August 7, 2018


And... is it correct to say 'mata'? As i heared in india, they rather say 'mat' without the a at the end. Maybe some native speeker knows?

September 8, 2018


If they're using a TTS system (like the "read aloud" option phones often have for accessibility) instead of recorded voice samples, it may err on the side of pronouncing it too faithfully to the written text, rather than how a real human would.

I've seen a lot of Hindi speakers complaining about how it keeps pronouncing वह and यह as they're written, rather than "ये/वो" as they're spoken.

September 9, 2018
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