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Negation Posted by on Feb 8, 2010

Today, we’re going to learn about negation with words like, “not” and “no”. First, let’s look at a couple of examples : I have not read this book : मैंने यह किताब नहीं पढ़ी (है) He does not do good work : वह काम नहीं करता (है) For both of these sentences, (है) is in parentheses. That’s because placing है at…

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South Indian Snacks and Sweets Posted by on Feb 5, 2010

लड्डू is made from a batter of flour, baking powder, oil, sugar and water. The batter is made when sugar or sugar syrup is boiled and mixed with the flour. Then when the mixture is cooled, cardamom powder and some melon seeds are sprinked in, and ready to be made into round balls. Then the balls…

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The Vocative Posted by on Feb 2, 2010

The vocative is a noun used to address someone. In English the vocative may be: “Hey you!”, “Guys!, etc. Basically the vocative is a modified form of the nominative. Here are some examples in Hindi: भाइयो और बहनो ! (Brothers and sisters!) लड़को ! (Boy!) बच्चो ! (Kid!)   The common ending for all three vocative…

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