February 26, 2013

Infinitive + मिलना

There is an idiom in Hindi which is very similar to the English idiom “to get to do X”. It expresses an opportunity or ability to do something.

Form

Its form is as follows:

[agent] को [oblique infinitive] को [form of मिलना]

Examples

मुझे अपनी प्रिय अभिनेत्री से मिलने को मिला – “I got to meet my favorite actress”

मुझे ऐसा काम करने को मिलता है जो मुझे बहुत पसंद है – “I get to do the work that I really like”

अगले साल मुझे तुम लोगों के पास रहने को मिलेगा – “Next year I’ll get to live near you all”