"This bottle is green."
Translation:यह बोतल हरी है।
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Okay listen to Aakhil6, he was right, इस, उस, इन, उन are used when a postposition follows. That includes को, से, पर, ने, के, this works when the postposition simply follows the pronoun (उसने, इसको, उनको, इसके साथ) or when the postposition follows the additional noun, (इस लड़के ने सेब खाया = This boy ate an apple, इस मेज़ पर बहुत सारे बिल्लियाँ हैं = There are many cats on this table, मैं उस किताब के बारे में बोलता हूँ = I talk about that book.
Wait! One can't say like that मैं इस सेब खता हूँ, the right one is मैं यह सेब खता हूँ. The word यह transforms to इस when there is a postposition like में, पर, के साथ etc. (Same with वह to उस, ये to इन and वे to उन.) The appropriate example would be इस सेब के साथ नाश्ता करो (Have breakfast with this apple). Forgive if there are mistakes and I'm a learner.
मै यह सेव खाता हूं (don't understand how to put the chandrabindi on top of हू while typing duh) will be like ' I eat this apple', which doesn't completly make sense as u don't always eat a particular apple. I speak hindi and it's said as मै सेव खाता/खती हूं (still don't know how to put it on top :| )
Thanks (both of you) for taking so much time to answer my question. In the meantime I found the answer elsewhere on this forum and subsequently verified it in the notes (so you have to look under food for this) and elsewhere. The keyword in the answer to this as well as to so many other questions is: oblique.
I wanted to modify my question, but I couldn't find it again until you answered it. Duolingo doesn't make it easy for me to find my old comments. I suppose I could save a link every time I comment. But I don't.
Thanks to you again!! You provided the link of notes in here. And I learnt a lot from that. That's really wonderful. Now I can confidently say यह transforms to इस when 1) there are propositions, 2) In dative cases for indirect objects, 3) In sentences which have चाहिए , पसंद होना, etc. Now it's clear that यह to इस can't be in oblique (objective) cases.