नहीं

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See also: नही

Braj[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit नहि (nahí, surely not). Cognate with Assamese নাই (nai), Old Assamese নাহি (nahi).

Adverb[edit]

नहीं (nahī̃)

  1. not

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit नहि (nahí, surely not).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

नहीं (nahī̃) (Urdu spelling نہیں‎)

  1. no, not (negative response to a yes-no question)
    बिलकुल नहींbilkul nahī̃of course not
  2. no, not (representing negation of statements)
    यहाँ गाजर नहीं हैं
    yahā̃ gājar nahī̃ hain.
    There are no carrots here.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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

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