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  ―  bilkul nahī̃  ―  of course not
  2. no, not (representing negation of statements)
    यहाँ गाजर नहीं हैं।
    yahā̃ gājar nahī̃ hain.
    There are no carrots here.

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 ‎(jī nahī̃).

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

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “नहीं”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press