Bodo (India)Edit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ŋja.

NounEdit

ना (na) (Latin script na)

  1. fish

HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sanskrit (na).

PronunciationEdit

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

AdverbEdit

ना () (Urdu spelling نا‎)

  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 notesEdit

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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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

ना f

  1. Devanagari script form of (“that”)

DeclensionEdit