"क्या वहाँ कोई है?"

Translation:Is someone there?

November 21, 2018



"Is there anybody?" ..is it not also a right sentence..?,,

November 21, 2018


In your sentence, 'there' is used as a pronoun which roughly means 'there exists'. We want to use the noun 'there' (corresponding to वहाँ) which means 'that place'. So, switching around the words, "Is anybody there" seems like a good enough translation.

Hindi does not differentiate much between 'someone' and 'anyone'. You can use "कोई" and "कोई भी" respectively for the two but in sentences like the one we have, both 'someone' and 'anyone' work.

November 21, 2018
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