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"I have to go to sleep."

Translation:मुझे सोने जाना है।

December 24, 2018


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Can we use सोना?


As far as my knowledge, no. "सोना" means "sleep" while "सोने" means "to sleep".


Is this translation मुझे सोना चाहिए alright??


That's "I should sleep"


why is this one in the oblique case? it seems like the literal translation is, sleep to go to me?


मुझे (Verb Infinitive) है। is how you say "I have to ___" in Hindi. Try not to think about literal word by word translations, just know that this is the structure used for "have to." Most commonly anyway, another way to say it is "मुझे (Infinitive ending in ने) की ज़रूरत है." Both are correct.


Very interesting. I do not know the word you write just between "ki" and "hai", how would you spell it (something like zar@ta...?) and what is its meaning ?


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