"दूध सफ़ेद है।"

Translation:The milk is white.

August 7, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MarksAaron

सफ़ेद is a borrowing from Persian/Farsi :)

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vinaysaini

At Proto level, both सफ़ेद and श्वेत (Sanskrit) seem to originate from the same root.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

And in Punjabi, they say "white" as ciṭṭā ਚਿੱਟਾ. Uh-oh, where does that fit? Pretty vernacular-ized from Sanskrit श्वेता! :) "Safed", I imagine, was a pretty new-sounding word when the Mughals came along.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

Like 60% of Hindi words, yeah.

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/aaditsingh8

It's not exactly 60% since that amount penetrates way into the language's grammar, which is almost completely Sanskrit! :D

August 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RanzoG

Hey, I said words, not grammar! :)

August 7, 2018
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