नहीं

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

नहीं (nahī̃), Urdu spelling: نہیں

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

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

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

नहीं is not used in the subjunctive, imperative and simple past tenses/moods, where ना is used instead.

References[edit]

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