I dont know for good or not, Im currently moving around with mostly hindi guys.My roommate is a Rajasthani,90% of colleagues speak hindi, so when Im with them I try to understand hindi.There was this conversion which made everyone laugh, but when i questioned(the logic?), none of them were able to answer.
I was having tiffin in canteen,
Guy : Kaisa Hai
Me : Achi Hai.
Guy : You must say Acha Hai, its masculine gender.
Me : Crap, Gender for thing? explain me why achi hai is wrong.
After several attempts he fails to convince me.I asked the same thing to many mates,everyone was laughing but none of them could convince me.
One guy tried by saying,
If he asks Kaisa Hai, You must answer Acha Hai,
If he asks Kaisi Hai, You must answer Achi Hai,
Now I replied, then how should i start asking. We spoke for almost an hour about this. In English & in Tamil AFAIK there is no gender for non living things(objects). We ask How is it? Epdi Irukku? et al. How / Epdi doesnt have gender.
Can any hindi speaking person convince me on this. The answer may change my thoughts on learning hindi and can motivate/demotivate my learning desire.
OTH, We had a nice laughing session and that guy will never talk to me in Hindi.. lol..
PS: I tag this post with Tamil lol 😀