The uses of दे(de) and लग (lag):

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (14 votes, average: 4.86 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...

[If you are a paid ISpeakHindi.com subscriber, then access the audio lesson in the Paid Subscribers area.  If you are not a paid ISpeakHindi.com subscriber, then read more about becoming a paid subscriber.]

The uses of दे(de) and लग (lag):

“दे” means let or allow and “लग” means begin or begin to. Both are used after the infinitive of a verb. Most expressions with लग take the dative case.

English

Hindi

Transliteration

Let Ahmed go home.

अहमद को घर जाने दो|

Ahmed ko ghar jaane do

I allowed Ram to go.

मैने राम को जाने दिया|

Maine Ram ko jaane diya

He did not allow me to play.

उसने मुझे खेलने नहीं दिया|

Usne mujhe khelne nahin diya

Let Ramadas stay in this house for two days.

रामदास को दो दिन इस घर में रहने दो|

Ramadas ko do din is ghar mein rahne do

Please allow Gopal to go the market.

गोपाल को बाज़ार जाने दीजिए

Gopal ko bazaar jane deejiye

Let me buy this book today itself.

मुझे आज ही यह किताब खरीदने दो|

Mujhe aaj hi yah kitaab khareedne do

I did not let my boy to go to school today.

मैने अपने लड़के को आज स्कूल नहीं जाने दिया|

Maine apne ladke ko aaj school nahin jaane diya

Will people allow him to serve the country?

क्या लोग उन्हे देश की सेवा करने देंगे?

Kya log unhe desh ki sewa karne denge

I have given leave to the servant.

मैंने नौकर को छुट्टी दे दी है|

Maine naukar ko chutti de di hai

He started beating Ram.

वह राम को मारने लगा

Vah Ram ko marne laga

I started feeling cold.

मुझे ठंड लगने लगी |

Mujhe tand lagne lagi

I am feeling hungry./ I am hungry.

मुझे भूख लगी है।

Mujhe bhookh lagi hai

Sita and Kamala started learning Hindi.

सीता और कमला हिन्दी सीखने लगी |

Sita aur Kamala Hindi seekhne lagi

That mad woman began to abuse everybody.

वह पगली औरत सबको गालियाँ देने लगी |

Vah pagali aurat sabko gaaliyam dene lagi

Mr. Sambamurthi began to speak in Telugu.

संबमूर्तिजी तेलुगु में बोलने लगे |

Sambamurthiji Telugu mein bolne lage

It began to rain yesterday morning itself.

कल सवेरे से ही यहाँ पानी बरसने लगा |

Kal savere se hi yahan paani barsne laga

I too shall begin to learn Karate from tomorrow.

मैं भी कल से कराटे सीखने लगूंगा |

Main bhi kal se karate seekhne lagoonga

We start to eat at 8 o’clock.

हम आठ बजे खाने लगते हैं।

Hum aath baje khane lagte haim

The child started to cry.

बच्चा रोने लगा ।

Bachcha rone laga

I started to like you.

आप मुझे अच्छे लगने लगे।

Aap mujhe achche lagne lage

The girl began to sing.

लड़की गाने लगी

Ladki gaane lagi

Test:

Translate the following.

1. The girl began to dance.

2. I have begun to love you.

3. The child started to walk.

4. Kindly allow me to stay with you.

5. Father did not allow me to buy that toy.

Hint:[dance=nach, love=pyar, walk=chal, kindly=kripa karke, toy=khilauna]

Have a question about Hindi? Click here to ask it

Looking for something more basic? Why not try our "50 Hindi Words to Get You Started" Lesson?
Looking for something else? Check out our Hindi/English Dictionary. Learn Hindi

About admin