"Sugar is sweet."
Translation:चीनी मीठी होती है।
Why is this and others in this exercise hoti hai but others just hai? Doesn't that just mean "is is"? Can anyone explain please?
'होती है' is used when you're making a generalisation.
'चीनी मीठी है' is saying that some particular sugar is sweet. By including होती however, you are saying that sugar, in general, is sweet.