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"Who is that girl?"

Translation:वह लड़की कौन है?

September 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/da864606

Wait why is kyā not allowed here? क्या वह लड़की कौन है?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zerenei

Placing क्या at the beginning of a sentence turns it into a yes or no question, "क्या वह लड़की कौन है?" would translate to "Is this girl who?" which doesn't make much sense, unless the girl's name was literally "Who."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/da864606

Ah, okay. That makes sense. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M_A_Ashraf

Please demonstrate the difference between 'कौन' and 'क्या'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zerenei

कौन = who, क्या = what. "वह कौन है?" = Who is that/he/she? "वह क्या है?" = What is that?

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