English translation of कहना
कहनाPowered by COBUILD /kahana/
Definitions and Translations
/kahana, kahanA, kahanaa, kahanā, khana, khanA, khanaa, khanā, kahna, kahnA, kahnaa, kahnā, khna, khnA, khnaa, khnā/
1. ask transitive verb
If you ask someone to do something, you tell them that you want them to do it. If you ask to do something, you tell someone that you want to do it.
⇒ We had to ask him to leave. ⇒ I asked to see the Director.
2. call phrasal verb
If you call on someone to do something, you say publicly that you want them to do it.
⇒ He has called on the government to resign.
3. call transitive verb
If you call a person or situation something, that is how you describe them.
⇒ They called him a liar and a cheat. ⇒ She calls me lazy.
4. crack transitive verb
If you crack a joke, you tell it.
5. motion (in phrases)
If you say that someone is going through the motions, you think they are only saying or doing something because it is expected of them and not because they are interested in it, enthusiastic about it, or sympathetic to it.
6. provide transitive verb
If a law or agreement provides that something will happen, it states that it will happen. [formal]
⇒ The law provides that, by the end of the year, they must leave the country.
7. put transitive verb
When you put an idea or remark in a particular way, you express it in that way.
⇒ The police might have 'made some mistakes', as he put it. ⇒ You can't put that sort of fear into words.
8. quote transitive verb
If you quote something such as a law or a fact, you state it because it supports what you are saying.
⇒ She quoted statistics to show how well the economy was doing.
9. say transitive verb
When you say something, you speak words. You can also use say to signal that you are stating a fact or your opinion.
⇒ 'I'm sorry,' he said. ⇒ I packed and said goodbye to Charlie. ⇒ Did he say where he was going? ⇒ I would say that Susan will learn a lot from what she did.
10. state transitive verb
If you state something, you say or write it in a formal or definite way.
⇒ Please state your name.
11. tell transitive verb
If you tell someone something, you give them information.
⇒ They told us the dreadful news. ⇒ I told people what he had been doing.
12. tell transitive verb
If you tell someone to do something, you order, instruct, or advise them to do it.
⇒ A passer-by told the driver to move his car.
13. tell transitive verb
If you can tell what is happening or what is true, you are able to judge correctly what is happening or what is true.
⇒ You never can tell what life is going to bring you. ⇒ You can tell he's joking.
14. use transitive verb
If you use a particular word or expression, you say or write it.
15. utter transitive verb
If someone utters sounds or words, they say them. [literary]
⇒ They left without uttering a word.
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Translation of कहना from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary