April 20, 2012

ऐसा

The adjective ऐसा may be rendered in English as “like”, “so”, “such”, “thus”, “like that”, “that way”, etc.

Form

ऐसा is a marked adjective and therefore inflects like other marked adjectives.

Gender/Number Form
Masculine Singular ऐसा
Masculine Plural ऐसे
Feminine Singular ऐसी
Feminine Plural ऐसी

Just as all adjectives, ऐसा has oblique forms:

Gender Form
Masculine Oblique ऐसे
Feminine Oblique ऐसी

Examples

Adjective Examples

मुझे ऐसी किताबें पसंद है – “I like those kinds of books”/”I like such books”

ऐसा आदमी है जो हमेशा दुसरे लोगों की मदद करता है – “…the kind of man who always helps other people”

Substantive Examples

ऐसा क्यूँ होता है – “Why is that”?

Idioms

ऐसा is used in a variety of idioms.

ऐसा होते हुए भी – “notwithstanding”