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"Come, sit, eat and go."

Translation:आओ, बैठो, खाओ और जाओ।

July 23, 2019



A very impatient and busy host


Is the imperative of 'to sit' irregular? The other verbs in this sentence add 'oo'


Not exactly irregular.

बैठ ('baiṭh') has a consonant ending due to schwa deletion (ie, the 'a' vowel attached to ठ is not pronounced). To make the तुम-form of the infinitive, we add ओ to this. Adding ओ to the vowel-less consonant ठ् would make it ठो, making the word बैठो.

Many verbs have a similar imperative form - देखो (see), सुनो (hear), सोचो (think), तैरो (swim), रहो (stay) etc


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If Someone say this to their Guest :)


Is "bait karo " wrong?


Yes. 'बैठ करो ' is wrong.
'करना' is usually used to make compound verbs out of nouns and adjectives (eg: पसंद करना - 'to like', गलती करना - 'to make a mistake', प्यार करना - 'to love' etc). It is not added to verbs.

An exception is the addition of 'करना' to verbs borrowed from foreign languages when you insert them into a Hindi sentence. Eg: You can say 'sit करो' instead of बैठो in Hinglish.

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