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Devanagari n.svg
U+0928, न
DEVANAGARI LETTER NA

[U+0927]
Devanagari
[U+0929]

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LetterEdit

(na)

  1. A letter of the Devanagari alphabet representing the sound /n/.

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HindiEdit

PronunciationEdit

While the second pronunciation is the expected one for the particle, the first, with a long "ā", is more common. The letter uses the second.

LetterEdit

(na)

  1. The twentieth consonant of Hindi.

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ParticleEdit

(na) (Urdu spelling نہ)

  1. not, do not
    कृपया पीजिए!
    kŕpyā na pījie!
    Please, do not drink [it]!
  2. isn't it?
    मेरा नाम बहुत लम्बा है, ?
    merā nām bahut lambā hai, na?
    My name is very long, isn't it?

Usage notesEdit

is used in sudden situations, and normally shows alarm. A less urgent alternative is मत (mat).

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SanskritEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ne. Cognate with Latin ne, English no.

PrefixEdit

(na)

  1. not

ParticleEdit

(na)

  1. (when used with an interrogative) no, none, no one, nothing, never, etc.
    अहं तं बोधामि मांसं नकदापि खादति
    ahaṃ taṃ na bodhāmi. sa māṃsaṃ nakadāpi khādati.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)