It seems that hai and haim are used for is and are, but are used in sentences where is and are aren't in the sentences. Can you please tell me when and how this is used? On another thread there was this: "Mere paas ek kalam hai" (I have a pen), and hai here is "have". Is, are, have,..what else? I asked some of my Indian co-workers this question, and the replies were not very specific. Thanks for your help with this one.
hai, haim? I dont get it...
January 4, 2012
January 31, 2012
Hi. Actually for your sentence it should be "Mere ek kalam ke paas hai " Ke paas would be"have." So your saying I one pen have. The hai and the haim are there really for when you are talking about They, She and He because the only idenfication of who your talking about is given in the verb endings and the helper verbs. I hope I'm not completely throwing you off, and if I'm wrong sorry. But I've learned Ke Pas and Ke Sath as the have or with. -J
March 15, 2013
hai or hain is used for is and are but is just a word you use at the end of the sentence so it makes sence you dont always use it sometimes it can be dropped i think
September 5, 2013
Hi TK K, I will try to explain the sentence that you stated: Mere paas ek qalam hai. मेरे एक क़लम है। A pen is near me.(literally) In English we say I have a pen. Pen(qalam) is a subject of a sentence. Pen is singular, therefore it agrees with the verb: hai(है): is. के पास (ke paas) is a postprosition meaning ‘near’ also means ‘to have’ मैं के पास MaiM ke paas become मेरे पास mere paas meaning near me= I have. Here are two more examples: नीमा के पास मैप है। - Nimaa ke paas map hai. – Nima has a map. (Map is a subject of a verb hai) Map is near Nima. In English we say Nima has a map. मेरे पास पैसे हैं। - Mere paas paise haiM. I have money." (Literally: "Money is in my possession."). paise is a subject of sentence in plural form, therefore it agrees with हैं(haiM): are. Mere is not a subject of a sentence. I hope this helps to clarify the usage of Ke pass, hai, and haiM