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TabinanSunday 10th of July 2005 12:25:21 AM
Help with a few words/phrases - Hi all

I have a few questions and I’d be grateful if someone who speaks Hindi could help me. They mostly consist of single words at present, some of which I hear often in movies or songs and wonder what they mean. A few I think I know and would like to get confirmation on, while I have no clue as to the meaning of others

Right, here goes:

As I understand it Hindi is a gender-driven language with every noun being assigned a gender and the resulting sentences being structured around this, e.g.

Dil = heart,

therefore I’d say: "Mera dil" for My heart, not because I am male but because the noun (dil) is masculine in gender.

Correct so far?

To say something like: My heart is happy, I’d say: "Mera dil khushi hai", or would the basic verb (khush=happiness?) change to masculine form and be something like "Mera dil khusha hai?" "khushe hai?"

(I hope this is making some sort of sense and I’m not talking in some language that only I understand ;)

Help with the meanings of these words would be appreciated, as well as the genders of any nouns where applicable and their basic and modified forms.

Mujhko = ?

Diya = ?

Ankhon = ?

Baaton = Word/Words?

Aisa = ?

Bethe = ?

Kache = ?

Sanam = ? (Sweetheart? Or something along those lines?)

Chain = ?

Karenge = ?

Denge = ?

Rukh = ?

Kaisa = ?

Kabhi = ?

Yaqueen = ?

Khelenge = ?

Baatein = ?

Zindagi = ? (Life?, Living?)

Deewangi= ?

Ankhiyan = ?

Jogan= ?

Kariya = ?

Liye = ?

Chalte = ? (Goodbye? Farewell?)

Tauba = ?

I’ve got hundreds more but that’ll suffice for now :)

I under stand that "Ishq", "Mohabbat", "Prem" and "Pyaar" all mean Love?

Also, what are the meanings of the names of these movies:

Kaal =

Main Aisa Ho Hoon = (Main=I?, Hoon=am?)

Socha Na Tha = (Soch is “thought’, I think)("Think about it?")

Shabd = Word?

Sheesha = Mirror?

Vaada = Promise?

As well as the phrase: "Mundian To Bach Ke"?

Lastly the word “Hum” is “We”, correct? I was told that it is also used to refer to oneself informally. How do you determine this, or will I understand it in the context of the sentence once I understand more of the language?

As I don't get online too often it may be a while before I can reply so pleas bear with me.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Best Regards

Tabinan (trying...)


pretoriousSunday 10th of July 2005 01:52:19 AM
- To say something like: My heart is happy, I’d say: "Mera dil khushi hai", or would the basic verb (khush=happiness?) change to masculine form and be something like "Mera dil khusha hai?" "khushe hai?"

Correct Sentence ::: Mera dil khush hai (for both male/female)
Even Mere dil ko "khushi" hui, can be applied to male/female.

Mujhko = to me (both male/female)

Diya = small torch, instead of wax (as in candle), oil is used.

Ankhon = eyes [[ 'Ankhon main' : in eyes / 'Ankhon par' : On eyes ]]

Baaton = Word/Words?

Aisa = 'like this'

Kache = raw

Sanam = Sweetheart

Chain = peace

Karenge = 'will do'

Denge = 'will give'

Rukh = 'stop'

Kaisa = 'how' (or kaise)

Kabhi = sometime

Yaqueen = sure

Khelenge = will play

Baatein (and Bethe??) = in one context used as 'conversation' [[Ex. 'Wo baatein kar rahe hai' -> 'they are having a conversation''they are talking']]

Zindagi = Life

Deewangi= madness/obsession (in context of love)

Ankhiyan = eyes

Jogan= wanderer (for woman, roaming places in search of god / Jogi : for male)

Kariya = 'do it' [[ Yeh Kaam kariye :: do this work ]]

Liye = Male/Female/Object -> uske liye :: for him/her/it

Chalte = 'Chalna' is 'to walk', examples :: Chalte hui -> 'while walking', Chalte raho -> keep walking

Tauba = in one context used as "Good heavens"

I under stand that "Ishq", "Mohabbat", "Prem" and "Pyaar" all mean Love? ::: Yes

Also, what are the meanings of the names of these movies:

Kaal = time/period

Main Aisa Ho Hoon = (Main=I?, Hoon=am?) ::: I am like this (Maen aisa hi hoon)

Socha Na Tha = (Soch is “thought’, I think)("Think about it?")
::: Didn't thought' (about it)
::: use of 'Na'(Not) makes the sentence a negation


Shabd = Word? (ok)

Sheesha = Mirror? (ok)

Vaada = Promise? (ok)

As well as the phrase: "Mundian To Bach Ke"?

“Hum” is “We” : its kind of tricky to determine on context being referred to a single person or group of members (We). There is nothing in langugae to determine 'Hum'...so its up to the speaker to resolve the context.