3.8 “Wh–” Question/Interrogative Sentence

“Wh-“ Questions Video

Instructor’s Video: Wh Question Sentences

Hindi English Uses
क्या What To find out the object of a verb
कौन Who To find out the subject (human) of a verb
किसको Whom To find out beneficiary in a sentence
किसका / किसकी / किसके  Whose For possession
कौन सा / सी / से   Which To select one
कब When For time
कहाँ Where For place
क्यों Why For reason
कैसा / कैसी / कैसे   How For situation/condition and quality
कितना/ कितनी / कितने  How many/much For quantity

Test Yourself

Formation of “Wh-” Question Sentences

In Hindi, to form a wh-question sentence, we should simply replace that part of a sentence by an appropriate question word.

For example:

  • यह एक फल है| This is a fruit. —                   यह क्या है ? What is this?
  • राकेश मेरा भाई है | Rakesh is my brother — राकेश कौन है ? Who is Rakesh?
  • मैं भारत से हूँ | I am from India. —                  मैं कहाँ से हूँ ? Where am I from?
  • राकेश मेरा भाई है | Rakesh is my brother. — राकेश किसका भाई है ? Whose brother is Rakesh?
  • तुम ठीक हो | You are okay. —                        तुम कैसे हो ? How are you?
  • यहाँ दस विद्यार्थी हैं | Ten students are here. — यहाँ कितने विद्यार्थी हैं ? How many students are here?


Please change the following positive sentences into wh-question/interrogative sentences.

Positive Sentences Wh-question/Interrogative Sentence
1 मेरा नाम रजनी है |
2 मेरी माँ का नाम कमला है |
3 मैं उन्नीस साल की हूँ |
4 मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है |
5 वह हिन्दुस्तान से है |
6 यह मेरा छोटा भाई है |
7 यहाँ पाँच किताबें हैं |
8 मैं अच्छी हूँ |
9 यह एक बड़ा शहर है |
10 भारत की राजधानी दिल्ली है |

Test Yourself

Please read the following conversation and click on the question words.

Please match the followings

Please choose the correct response of the following prompts

धन्यवाद !



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