ये

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ये (ye) (Urdu spelling يہ) (demonstrative)

  1. these - direct case only, see below for oblique. (Singular: यह)
    ये मकान बड़े हैं
    Ye makān baṛe haiṁ
    These houses are large
  2. he - direct case only, honorific. (If no additional respect is conveyed, यह is used)
    ये छोटे हैं
    Ye choṭe haiṁ
    He is small
  3. she - direct case only, honorific. (If no additional respect is conveyed, यह is used)
    ये छोटी हैं
    Ye choṭī haiṁ
    She is small
  4. they near reference and direct case only. वे is the far reference for someone farther away from the speaker
    ये कौन हैं?
    Ye kaun haiṁ?
    Who are they?

Inflection[edit]

Declension of ये
direct ये (ye)
indirect इन (in)
ergative इन्हों ने (inhoṅ ne)
genitive इन का (in kā)
dative इन्हें (inheṅ), इनको (inko)

References[edit]

  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993), “ये”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press
  • Platts, John T. (1884), “ये”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.