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नहीं

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The really happy man never laughs—seldom—though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laughter, like weeping is a relief of mental tension—and the happy are not over strung.
Prof. F. A. P. Aveling
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Hindi

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /nəɦĩː/

Adverb

नहीं (nahii.n)

  1. no, not, negative response to a yes/no question
    Example: बिलकुल नहीं - Of course not, absolutely not.
  2. no, not, representing negation of statements
    Example: यहाँ गाजर नहीं हैं - There are no carrots here, or "Here carrots not are" in literal order.

Usage notes

Often used with the polite particle जी to be more polite in answering those given respect as in जी नहीं.

References

  • McGregor, R.S, ed. The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford university press. 1993

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