क्या

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Prakrit केहो, earlier केद्दहो, from Sanskrit कीट्टश (kīṭṭaśa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

क्या (kyā) (Urdu spelling کیا)

  1. initial interrogative particle

Usage notes[edit]

In this usage, it does not have a direct translation as a word in English, it simply makes a statement into a question.

Example:
क्या आप यहाँ रहते हैं?
kyā āp yahā̃ rahte haĩ?
Do you live here?" or "[Question marker] Do you here live (is)?" in literal order.

Pronoun[edit]

क्या (kyām, f (Urdu spelling کیا)

  1. (interrogative) what
    आम का दाम क्या है?
    ām kā dām kyā hai?
    What is the price of mangos?

Declension[edit]

Declension of क्या
dir. sg. क्या (kyā)
dir. pl. क्या (kyā)
singular plural
direct क्या (kyā) क्या (kyā)
indirect किस (kis) किन (kin)
ergative किसने (kisne) - (-)
genitive किसका (kiskā) किनका (kinkā)
dative किसे (kise), किसको (kisko) किनको (kinko)


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