"Raj's school is in America."

Translation:राज का स्कूल अमेरिका में है।

August 5, 2018

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Can anyone explain difference between ka and ki


I'm also a beginner, so bear with me please. I think that "ka" is for masculine and "ki" is for feminine objects. So in the phrase "Raj's school", you'd look at the noun "school" and figure out it's gender. School must be masculine, cos the answer here says "ka" (guessing backwards).

Btw, it would be really nice if a native speaker could confirm!

On how to determine gender: https://hindilanguage.info/hindi-grammar/nouns/gender/. At my basic level, all I'll remember is that: - many masc. words end with आ - many fem. words with ई

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And a short note on nettiquette: dunno why someone downvoted your post - it's a question and all new questions are good!


It's true, that's exactly how it works.


Feminist words use ki before and viceversa


What is your name


Shouldn't we being using पाठशाला or विद्यालय instead of स्कूल (school)? Isn't स्कूल an anglicism?


Very few amongst the younger generation would use पाठशाला/विद्यालय outside of very formal situations (also true of many other anglicisms).


True, but it seems that if that's our standard (which arguably it should be), we'll end up learning a lot of anglicisms.


I would love to learn both.


These days some English words are more common in Hindi.


Yes it is. But all languages mutate over time. If we police the language to prevent anglicisms the taught language will differ more and more from the actual spoken language.


It´s an interesting question. The French have tried "policing" since the 16th century. For example, there´s a quota on how many anglicisms can be used in radio shows. Of course it hasn´t worked completely, but I think it´s given their language police some influence on the form of anglicisms that are converted into French.


Hey, native Hindi speaker here!


It is either ka or ki . Why not ka for men and ki for women?


Plural take 'ke' i guess


We must use vidyalay or patshala


The hindi word SCHOOL is missing in the answer words. How can i complete the sentence??

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