"Rats are small."

Translation:चूहे छोटे होते हैं ।

January 6, 2019



So what does adding the होते do for the meaning? Or is it just a style thing?

January 6, 2019


होते हैं is used when you are making generalisations or talking about universal truths.

When you say चूहे छोटे हैं, you may be talking about some particular rats that are small.

चूहे छोटे होते हैं means that you are making a general statement about rats as a species.

January 7, 2019
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