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"Give me the knife."

Translation:मुझे चाकू दो।

April 13, 2019

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[deactivated user]

    Do people usually just say 'GIve me the knife', or is it more appropriate to say 'Please give me the knife'? I guess I'm wondering if the word 'please' is just not used in general.


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

    There are several ways to use the imperative form, or the command form. Just directly telling someone to give something will be दो. If you want to make it more formal and add more of a request to it, you can say दीजिए which would be more akin to "Please give." And the more casual/disrespectful form would be दे, this is how you would talk to your children if you were angry at them. It depends on the context and who you are talking to, but unless the person is your child or you have a very formal relationship, दो is mostly what would be used. Or दे दो which is the same.


    [deactivated user]

      Thank you! That is very helpful.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Rayquaza

      You dont need to say मुझे normally. You can just say चाकू दो or at keast that is how my family speaks. I marked jt as incorrect


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SejalVerma19

      Mujhe chaku do/chaku mujhe do Both are correct


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