बात

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See also: बुत, बत, and बेत

Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit वार्त्ता (vārttā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

बात (bātf (Urdu spelling بات)

  1. word, utterance
    वह अपनी बात का धनी है
    vah apnī bāt kā dhanī hai.
    He is true to his word.
  2. talk
    मेरी उसने रोचक बात हुई
    merī usne rocak bāt huī.
    I had an interesting talk with him.
  3. matter, affair
    बात यहीं पर समाप्त नहीं होता
    bāt yahī̃ par samāpt nahī̃ hotā.
    The matter does not end here.
    क्या बात है?
    kyā bāt hai?
    What is the matter?
  4. thing
    महत्त्वपूर्ण बात यह है
    mahattvapūrṇ bāt yah hai.
    The important thing is this.
  5. point
    आपकी बात नहीं समझा
    āpkī bāt nahī̃ samjhā.
    I don't see your point.

Declension[edit]

Declension of बात
Singular Plural
Direct बात (bāt) बातें (bātẽ)
Oblique बात (bāt) बातों (bātõ)
Vocative बात (bāt) बातो (bāto)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “बात”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “बात”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “vārtta (11564)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press