Yes it can. But it doesn't always have to.
yeh or is would translate into English:
- Give me this umbrella.
the sentence here is "Give me the umbrella. Hindi does not use articles like English does. There is no use for 'the' in Hindi.
example: The dog eats. is "कुत्ता खाता है" where the first word is dog and the second and third represents eats with the second word being the verb and the third stating the present tense. There is no direct "the" in Hindi. Which is why there doesn't have to be a यह or इस in the sentence.