should and must

Background Review

chahiye has two meanings

Amit ko chahiye = Amit wants

 

 

and also as:

Amit ko chahiye = Amit should 

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Radha should =

I should =

 

chahiye = should

Amit ko chahiye = Amit should (template sentence)

add dekh na

Amit ko dekh na chahiye = Amit should see (not “Amit wants to see”)

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Radha should =

Radha should make =

chahiye = should (part 2)

Radha should = Radha ko chahiye

Radha should make = Radha ko bana na chahiye

add dosa:

Radha should make a dosa = Radha ko dosa bana na chahiye

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I should go =

I should go home = 

must

Radha ko dekh na chahiye = Radha should see

replace chahiye with paDega

Radha ko dekh na paDega = Radha must see

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I must see =

I must go =

has to

Radha ko dekh na chahiye = Radha should see

replace chahiye with hai

Radha ko dekh na hai = Radha has to see

 

hai is contextual: it can be used to denote should and must

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I have to see =

I have to go =

Gender change

The na is conjugated based on the object

Sita ko samosa kha na chahiye = Sita should eat the samosa

 

 

na becomes ne for plurals:

Sita ko samose kha ne chahiye = Sita should eat the samosas

 

 

na becomes ni for feminine

Sita ko roti kha ni chahiye = Sita should eat the roti

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Amit should speak =

Amit should speak Hindi (feminine) =

Rajesh should read this newspaper (masculine) =

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