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हुआ in Periphrastic Verbs

March 17, 2014

In Hindi, although verbs are usually formed with a bare perfect participle (e.g. किया) and a form of होना, they can also be formed with a full participle (e.g. किया हुआ) and a form of होना. Thus, for instance, we … Read

Another Use of Perfect Participles

March 17, 2014

perfect participles are commonly used to express states. However, they can be used in an idiomatic manner to express experience. In English, we can say that someone is “well read”, which means that they are erudite or educated. We can … Read

Noun + आना

March 17, 2014

There is an idiom in Hindi that involves a noun and the verb आना. There are notes about specific instances of this idiom: नज़र आना and काम आना. In this idiom, a new verb is formed by combining a noun and … Read

Some Idioms with मतलब and अर्थ

March 16, 2014

The words मतलब and अर्थ mean… well… “meaning”. It is very common in Hindi to simply say “मतलब” to mean “what do you mean?” मतलब? – “what do you mean?” / “meaning…?” If you want to say “what do you mean … Read

Oblique Participle Complements

March 15, 2014

In Hindi, when a participle complements a verb in Hindi as in the following example, it is in the oblique case: मैंने उसे झील के पास चलते हुए देखा – “I saw him walking near the lake” आपने उसे तबलाRead

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