Hindi-Urdu: Impossible

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by gagun, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. gagun Senior Member

    Telugu-TS, Deccani-TS
    can GHairmumkin and namumkin both be used for impossible
  2. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Yes, in Urdu both would mean "impossible". naa-mumkin = not possible, Ghair-mumkin = other than possible = not possible.

    In Hindi, perhaps असंभव.
  3. greatbear Banned

    India - Hindi & English
    From where did you fantasise that "naamumkin" isn't Hindi?
  4. BP. Senior Member

    Also laa yumkin I think. ghair mumkin feels the strongest of the three, 'outside of all possibility'.

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