"My mother can sing."

Translation:मेरी माँ गा सकती हैं।

March 22, 2019

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Why is there a "hey" at the end here, but not with:
"She can not play."
Translation:वह खेल नहीं सकती।

March 22, 2019

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In present tense sentences that contain 'नहीं', है ( है/हैं/हो/हूँ) is optional. I am not entirely sure why that is but I've heard that it is probably because नहीं was derived from some variation of ना+है so tacking on another है is redundant.

March 22, 2019
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