"यह कौनसी किताब है?"

Translation:Which book is this?

November 23, 2018

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

Why is this in the "Places" lesson?


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

Coz of which & where sentences


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

Does Hindi systematically distinguish between "Which book" and "What book". Does it have the possibility of doing so, but the distinction is not obligatory? Some language do and some don't.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

It does.

कौनसी/कौनसा/कौनसे - which
क्या or its oblique form किस - what

Eg:
A: राज किस शहर में है? (What city is Raj in?)
B: उसने सिर्फ यह बताया कि वह महाराष्ट्र जा रहा है। मुझे नहीं पता वह कौनसे शहर गया है। (He just said he has gone to Maharashtra (a state in India). I don't know which city he has gone to. )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fernando537892

Can I also say it this way? यह किताब कौनसी है?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

There is a subtle difference.
यह किताब कौनसी है = Which is this book? यह कौनसी किताब है = Which book is this?


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

"This is which book?" should also be correct, no?

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