February 8, 2013

Infinitive + बाकी

The adjective बाकी means “remaining”, “left”, etc.

कितने आम बाकी हैं – “How many mangoes are left?”

When used with an infinitive, it is similar to the English expressions “yet to X”, “remains to X”, etc.

इंसाफ होना बाकी है – “Justice has yet to be served”

क्या आपका कोई सपना है जो अभी पूरा होना बाकी है – “Do you have a dream which has yet to be fulfilled?”

हमने अब तक अपना काम पूरा नहीं किया है; बहुत कुछ करना बाकी है – “We haven’t completed our work yet; much remains to be done”