A Door Into Hindi: Lesson 22

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Oblique with time expressions

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Time expressions will normally be in oblique:
next week अगले हफ़्ते
last month पिछले महीने
that day उस दिन
this year इस साल


  • No postposition is used with the above expressions.
  • The postposition में is used with names of months: अगले मार्च में
  • Remember: the postposition को is used with names of days of the week.
  • The postposition को is also used when a specific date is mentioned: ३० मार्च को


    वह इस महीने गुजरात जा रही है। = She is going to Gujarat this month.

    मैंने उस दिन एक अच्छी मूवी देखी। = I saw a good movie that day.

    मैं अगले हफ़्ते भारत जाऊँगी। = I’ll go to India next week.

    वह नवम्बर में मुंबई जाएगी। = She will go to Mumbai in November.

    वहीदा रहमान शुक्रवार को नहीं आएगी। = Waheeda Rehman will not come on Friday.

    Note the following non-oblique uses of words for units of time:

    अप्रैल एक बहुत सुंदर महीना है। = April is a very beautiful month.

    इस काम के लिये दो हफ़्ते लगेंगे। = It will take two weeks for this work.

    See Snell's Teach Yourself Hindi (2000)