ना

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Bodo (India)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ŋja.

Noun[edit]

ना (na) (Latin script na)

  1. fish

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit (na).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /nɑː/, [n̪äː]

Adverb[edit]

ना () (Urdu spelling نہ‎)

  1. Alternative form of (na): not
  2. not; don't; do not (subjunctive negation)
    आप यहाँ ना बैठें।āp yahā̃ baiṭhẽ.Please do not sit here.
  3. why not; doesn't (rhetorical)
    वह बहुत बात करता है ना?vah bahut bāt kartā hai ?He talks a lot, doesn't he?
    है ना?hai nā?isn't it?
Usage notes[edit]

ना () is the subjunctive negation and it is only used with verb which are in subjunctive mood.

Compare the imperative negations मत (mat) which is only used with verbs in imperative mood and the indicative negation नहीं (nahī̃) which is used with verbs in indicative mood.

It also acts as a confirmatory or rhetorical particle when placed at the end of phrases.

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Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ना f

  1. Devanagari script form of (“that”)

Declension[edit]