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Archive for April, 2010

The Potential Mood Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

The potential mood has several suffixes depending on the pronoun : I : –ऊँ  We : –एँ You : –एँ He : –ए She : –ए They : –एँ An example : She may work – वह काम करे The potential mood is formed a lot like the future tense, except that the ending गा , गी, and…

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Interjections Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

Interjections in Hindi can be used to express surprise : Oh you came! ओह  क्या तुम आ गए Other interjections in this same category are : अरे  ओहो धत धत तेरे की  Joy can be expressed by : Oh what a beautiful place! वाह वाह क्या सुंदर जगह है Another example of this kind of interjection is :…

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Thrissur Pooram Posted by on Apr 22, 2010

Thrissur Pooram is coming up. It’s a Malayam festival celebrated in Kerala. It’s a huge attraction where elephants are richly decorated with gold headdresses. Everything about this festival is big. The elephants are big, and so are the fireworks display. The music consists of a drum procession, along with a colorful umbrella display. The whole…

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Subjunctive Mood Posted by on Apr 19, 2010

The subjunctive mood in Hindi can have several endings : 1st person singular : ऊँ 1st person plural : एँ 2nd person familiar singular : ए 2nd person familiar plural : आो 2nd person polite singular : एँ 2nd person polite plural : एँ 3rd person singular : ए 3rd person plural : एँ Here are some…

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Suffixes Posted by on Apr 16, 2010

The suffix चाहिए can be used to impart desire : I want tea – मुझे चाय चाहिए It can also be used to impart a meaning of “should” or “ought to” : I should go – मुझे जाना चाहिए To form the meaning “should” the suffix ना will be attached to the root verb. Then चाहिए will come after…

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