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
dir. sg. बात (bāt)
dir. pl. बातें (bātẽ)
singular plural
direct बात (bāt) बातें (bātẽ)
oblique बात (bāt) बातों (bātõ)
vocative बात (bāt) बातो (bāto)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bahri, Hardev (1989), “बात”, in Siksarthi Hindi-Angrejhi Sabdakosa [Learners' Hindi-English Dictionary], Delhi: Rajpal & Sons