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"He comes home in the afternoon."

Translation:वह दोपहर में घर आता है।

October 13, 2019

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

Why is vah dopher ghar mein atta hai incorrect?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92
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दोपहर needs a postposition (either को or में). 'दोपहर में' = 'in the afternoon'. The postposition can be dropped for certain times of the day (like सुबह) but not for others (like दोपहर). It's just a quirk of the language.

वह दोपहर में घर में आता है is a grammatically correct sentence but you're emphasising that he is coming into the house by using घर में.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/noam403224

Is दोपहर को correct? It was marked wrong in the sentence. What's difference using दोपहर को or दोपहर में?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92
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Yes. दोपहर को is correct. You can report if you see it again.

I don't think there is any difference in meaning between दोपहर को and दोपहर में. It's sort of like how we can use both 'at night' and 'in the night' in English

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