कितना

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Indo-Aryan *kiyatta, variant of Sanskrit कियत् (kíyat), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *kíHant, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷíh₂-onts, from *kʷíh₂, neuter of *kʷís. Cognate with Ashkun ćīt, Waigali kiti, Avestan 𐬗𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬧𐬙(cuuaṇt), Latin quantum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /kɪt̪.nɑː/, [kɪt̪̚.n̪äː]

Determiner[edit]

कितना (kitnā) (Urdu spelling کِتْنا‎)

  1. how much
  2. (in the plural) how many
    तुम्हारे पास कितनी गाड़ियाँ हैं?
    tumhāre pās kitnī gāṛiyā̃ ha͠i?
    How many cars do you have?
  3. (interjection) such, how
    वह कितना अच्छा बेटा है!vah kitnā acchā beṭā hai!He is such a wonderful son!

Declension[edit]