Hindi-Urdu: jussive

amiramir

Senior Member
English-USA
Hi all,

I believe I have heard all three variations below, but I'm not sure if one is more idiomatic than the other:

I told him not to yell.

MaiN ne usse naa chillaane ko kahaa.

MaiN ne usse naa chillaane ke liye kahaa.

MaiN ne usse kahaa ki naa chillaayeN.

Any strong feelings? Or a more idiomatic variants I have forgotten?

Many thanks.
 
  • littlepond

    Senior Member
    Hindi
    All three are fine. I'd have said, "MaiN ne us se kahaa, chillaaye na" or "MaiN ne us se kahaa, chillaa mat" or "MaiN ne us se kahaa, chillaaye nahiiN".
     
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