A Door Into Hindi: Lesson 1

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1.1

Word Order

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Hindi word order is different from English word order. The most important difference is that the verb or verbal phrase almost always goes at the end of the sentence. In general, Hindi word order follows the following pattern:

Subject + Modifiers/Object + Verb (Verbal Phrase)

Examples:

Subject

Modifiers/Object

Verb

My name

Deepa

is.

मेरा नाम

दीपा

है।

These tomatoes

cheap

are.

ये टमाटर

सस्ते

हैं।

This

your squash

is.

यह

आपकी लौकी

है।