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 ‎(jī nahī̃).

नहीं ‎(nahī̃) 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