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"Do not drink water."

Translation:पानी मत पियो ।

October 26, 2018

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isabel492969

Why piyo and not pio?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92
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Both पिओ and पियो are fine. It's just a matter of regional differences in pronunciation.


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

The right way to say is piyo,with the "yo" being enunciated.. a lot ov people though,when they are speaking fluently, sound like they are saying pio..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maz1269

yes, i'd love to know this too


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

When is नहीं used or when does it sound more natural and when मत?

Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbdullahZa587567

मत is more natural when giving a command (पानी मत पि [don't drink water]) whereas when it's not a command, नहीं is mostly used (मैं पानी नहीं पी रहा हूँ [I am not drinking water]).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owen-Benjambavan

Here in the comment section on the app, when i want to hear the words, it reads the English ones. Surely that is a bug.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soobee620

An earlier lesson gave "drink" (imperative) as पिओ. What is पियो?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92
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They are alternate spellings/pronunciations of the same word. People say one of the two depending on regional and personal preference. I've written a little more about this phenomenon here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vyX2dK6g

पानी मत पियो । this is a challenging concept, but I got it right. Any ideas? What is the context here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zeebo7

I'm not sure I understand your question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anand309040

For all donts, use मत.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CLEM598707

the correct choice is notgiven


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sriram2004

Can I use "pani nahi pitha"


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

पियो, not 'pitha', but apart from that see the answer by AbdullahZa587567 to my question a little above.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aanya814

I speak hindi so i ungersyood this quesion

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