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Learn Hindi Pronouns and "To Be" Verb

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Pronouns and "To Be" Verb

Pronouns:

In colloquial usage, "ये" (ye) is used to refer to both "he" and "she" in Hindi when pointing to someone that is physically close, and it is not dependent on gender but rather on physical proximity. This is because "ये" (ye) simply indicates proximity and can refer to any person nearby, regardless of gender.

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  • मैं (I/me)
  • तुम (You - informal)

To Be Verb "Hona" in Hindi:

The verb "to be" in Hindi is होना (hona). It remains constant throughout the sentences:

    Word Order Comparison:

    English Hindi
    Subject + Verb + Object (SVO) Subject + Object + Verb (SOV)
    He + is + Mridul He + Mridul + is
    She + is + Linda She + Linda + is

    This difference highlights that while English typically places the verb between the subject and object, Hindi tends to place the verb at the end of the sentence. Therefore, it's essential to recognize that the verb generally occupies the end position in Hindi sentences. Here are some examples:

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