Hindi translation of 'rather'
rather /ˈrɑːðə, ˈræð- ˈराद़्अ, ˈरैद़-/
1. preposition, conjunction
You use rather than when you are contrasting two things or situations. Rather than introduces the thing or situation that is not the case or that you do not want or approve of.
की अपेक्षा/की बजाए
I tend to use the bike rather than the car.
She made students think for themselves, rather than telling them everything.
You use rather to introduce a correction or contrast to what you have just said.
Twenty million years ago, Colorado was not a dry place. Rather, it was warm and damp.
If you would rather do something, you would prefer to do it.
अधिक पसंद करने के अर्थ में
Kids would rather play than study.
4. See note at prefer
You use rather to indicate that something is true to a fairly great extent.
...a rather unusual situation.
You use rather before verbs that introduce your thoughts and feelings, in order to express your opinion politely, especially when a different opinion has been expressed.[Brit]
कुछ हद तक
Rather, pretty, quite, and fairly can all be used to modify adjectives and adverbs, but are all less strong than very. Rather and pretty are the strongest of these words and are the closest to very. Pretty, in this sense, is informal. Therefore, if you said to someone, 'Your work is rather good' or 'Your work is pretty good', they would be more likely to be pleased than if you said 'Your work is quite good' or 'Your work is fairly good'. However, rather is commonly used with words indicating negative qualities. I was feeling rather sad. It is the only one of these words that can be used with comparatives, and with too. Global warming could be rather worse than we think it will be. He was becoming rather too friendly with my ex-boyfriend. Quite is slightly stronger than fairly, and may suggest that something has more of a quality than expected. Nobody here's ever heard of it but it is actually quite common.
I rather think he was telling the truth.
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Example Sentences Including 'rather'
Damin glanced at Tarja, whose grin was now rather more sheepish than feral.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Adrina stretched luxuriously, rather glad she had insisted on the huge feather bed being dragged to the front.TREASON KEEP (2001)
They both looked weary enough to be at the end of a case rather than the beginning of it.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
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'rather' in Other Languages
- Arabic: بَلْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: um tanto
- Chinese: 倒是
- Croatian: poprilično
- Czech: poněkud
- Danish: hellere
- Dutch: ietwat
- European Spanish: algo bastante
- Finnish: aika melko
- French: plutôt assez
- German: ziemlich
- Greek: μάλλον
- Italian: piuttosto
- Japanese: かなり
- Korean: 상당히
- Norwegian: heller
- Polish: raczej
- Portuguese: bastante
- Romanian: prea
- Russian: скорее
- Spanish: algo
- Swedish: hellre
- Thai: ค่อนข้าง
- Turkish: oldukça
- Ukrainian: дещо
- Vietnamese: khá
Translation of rather from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary