Site Feedback

Resolved questions
How can use "meri" and "mera"with a name of a person

For learning: Hindi
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by Voting

    First Person
    I - main
    My - mera (m) , meri (f) , mere (pl)
    But this gender difference for "my" does not depend on your gender, it depends on the gender of the object that belongs to you.
    Whether you are a man or a woman, you would say:
    Mera naam (my name, naam is masculine)
    Meri kitaab (my book, book - kitaab is fem.)
    mere dost (my friends)

    ra, re, ri, ka, ke, ki are possessives, which one to use depends on gender of subject only

    ex
    naam is masculine so u will always say

    meRA naam(my name)(doesnt matter if u r a girl or boy)
    usKA naam(his/her name)

    kiska naam??(whos name)

    ex.2

    kitaab(book) is femenine so u will always use ri or ki to show possession

    ex. meri kitaab(my book )
    uski kitaab(his/ her book)
    humaari kitab(our book)


    ghar(home) masculine
    mera ghar
    uska ghar
    humara ghar



    so repeating again, with "naam" always mera (or mere) is used and "meri" is never used.

    meri = मेरी रानी Mērī rānī
    mera = मेरा नाम रामू है Mērā nāma rāmū hai

    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.

     

    More open questions for learning Hindi