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"This woman is standing."

Translation:यह औरत खड़ी है।

November 5, 2018

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

I don't get why we don't want रही here.


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

A quirk of the language that has caused countless people a lot of confusion! (This is the 5th or 6th time I'm seeing this question).

Quick explanation: It's a quirk of Hindi that 'standing' and 'sitting' are seen to be states that you either are or aren't. In English, for example, we say "I am hungry". It would be odd to say "I am hungering", but that is in fact how it is said in Hindi "मुझे भूख लग रही है".

Inversely, for Hindi speakers you effectively say "I am stand", and it sounds perfectly correct to them, while to us it seems odd.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BPenn5

Excellent explanation. Now it makes sense.

(We more accurately, the reason it doesn't make sense...makes sense.) Thanks!


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

Nicely explained :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Gj0LEc

I write this women is sitting and


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

I got tjis one marked wrong because I didn’t use the । bar. Since when does Duolingo monitor punctuation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimranKrip2

Dont understand why we are saying yaha. Should be ye aurat khadi hain.


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

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