Wednesday, August 19, 2009

किस्मत (kismat)

Call it LUCK or FATE, the word is taken both positively and negatively.

Example, आज तेरी किस्मत मे एक सुंदर लड़की से मिलना लिखा है। is taken in a positive sense.


दुआ है कि अगली बार आपकी किस्मत आपको धोखा नहीं देगी। implies that किस्मत is the Fate

Luck/Fate in the positive sense is also called सौभाग्य (saubhagya) and in the negative sense दुर्भाग्य (durbhagya).


Anonymous said...

First reaction: Get the impression that you are trying to teach Hindi to English-speaking people!! Is that it?

What makes me bark up that tree are the examples which are in Hindi. Even after reading these, would a student be able to use 'luck or fate' in a decent sentence?

Just a thought!

nancy said...

Thanks again
But as I told you earlier, you need to have the patience...
These are the opening posts to something I have planned for the month of September.
I would like you to contribute comments to add to this pool of knowledge.
Thanks in advance

nancy said...

भाग्यवान (adjective) is someone who is lucky or fortunate