नहीं

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See also: नही

Hindi[edit]

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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.

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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