Site Feedback

Resolved questions
What other words can double like चलते -> चलते चलते?

I see that certain words are sometimes said twice like चलते चलते, जल्दी जल्दी, कौन कौन, क्या क्या, etc. Sometimes this changes the meaning and sometimes it just emphasizes the meaning.
कौन = Who?
कौन कौन = Who all?
What are some other words that often double like this and what do they mean?

For learning: Hindi
Base language: English
Category: Language



    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.



    Sort by:


    Best Answer - Chosen by Voting
    Sometimes it means "during/while doing something"

    चलते चलते = i started laughing while walking walking. (चलते चलते हम हसने लगे)
    खाते खाते = we fell asleep while eating / we fell asleep sleepingखाते खाते हम सो गये
    खेलते खेलते = we got tired playing / we got tired while playing खेलते खेलते हम थक गये
    सोते सोते ,= we saw a dream sleeping / we saw a dream while sleeping सोते सोते हमने सपना देखा
    हस्ते हस्ते = we watched match laughing हस्ते हस्ते हमने मैच देखा

    Sometimes it means like this

    कोन = who (singular),
    ex- कोन जाना चाहता है इस ग्रुप में से who wantS to go from this group.

    कोन कोन = who (plural)
    ex- कोन कोन जाना चाहता है इस ग्रुप में से who want to go from this group.


    धीरे धीरे ---- slowly
    ख़ुशी ख़ुशी --- happily

    Submit your answer

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.