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Jitegi or jitega

One day when I was watching an ipl match discussion there a person said that 'Delhi jitegi' why not jitega. I am very confused about that . can anybody please answer that .

January 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92
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In Hindi, every noun (both common and proper nouns) are assigned a grammatical gender. दिल्ली (Delhi) happens to be a feminine noun which is why it needs to be conjugated with jitegi. Similarly, भारत (India) is masculine. So, it would be 'Bharat jitega'.


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

Thanks vinay92,but how can I identify which noun is masculine or which noun is femine I mean how can recognise dilli as feminine and bharat as masculine.could you please answer that. by the way thanks for your previous answer.


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Unfortunately, there is no foolproof way of guessing the gender of a noun just by looking at it because it is based on many different factors such as word form, etymology, meaning etc. You will get the hang of it only through familiarity with the language. Until then, it might be a good idea to learn any new word you come across along with its gender.

You can also follow some rules of thumb such as words ending in ा are masculine, words ending in ी are feminine etc but just keep in mind that they don't always work.


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

Thanks for your generous reply.now my confusion is relief.And pardon me for my English,I am learning English on Duolingo. So my English is not very good.thanks .

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