How do you say that you broke something in Hindi? Eg, "I broke the mirror".

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The hindi word (verb) for Broke is "Toda" (To Break = Todna)

I broke = Mainay Toda (Mainay = I, Toda = Broke)

He / She broke = Usnay Toda (Usnay = He or She, Toda = Broke)

You broke = Tumnay / Aapnay Toda (Tumnay / Aapnay = You)
[Tumnay is used for a person younger to you and is also used informally between friends.
Aapnay is used for a person elder to you and is also used formally while addressing people not known to you closely]

We broke = Humnay Toda (Humnay = We)

They Broke = Unhonay Toda (Unhonay = They)


I broke the mirror = Mainay Aaina Toda (Aaina = Mirror)
The pure hindi word for mirror is Darpan but while talking we use Aaina)

Note that in English, mirror comes after broke but in hindi, aaina (mirror)
comes before toda (broke)


He / She broke the mirror = Usnay Aaina Toda
You broke the mirror = Tumnay / Aapnay aaina toda
We broke the mirror = Humnay aaina toda
They broke the mirror = Unhonay aaina toda

NOTE: The T in Toda is French / Spanish T , not the English T. The D in Toda
has no english sound. The D sound is something like "you roll back your tongue
in your mouth and then say D)

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