Here comes the conversation between me and my brother. It's a very simple conversation where we refer time in different contexts.
Me : What's the time now? इदानीं कः समयः? edaaneem khaha samayaha? [ इदानीम्= now,कः= what, समयः= time]
My brother: It's 11.15, Alex is coming around 12 o'clock. सपाद एकादशवादनम्।अलेक्षः द्वादशवादने आगच्छति। sapaada ekaadashavaadanam. Alexaha dvaadashavaadane aagachchati.
[सपाद एकादशवादनम् = 11.15 hours, अलेक्षः = Alex. द्वादशवादने = 12 o'clock, आगच्छति = comes]
Me: Do you know when is he leaving? सः कदा गच्छति इति भवान् जानाति वा? saha kadaa gachchati eti bhavaan jaanaati vaa?
[सः = he, कदा = when गच्छति = goes, इति = a usage that's often used in conversations which is kind of equivalent to let us say, 'you know', भवान् = you, जानाति वा = do you know]
My brother: I think he leaves around 1.45 pm. Because he has his train around 2.30 pm. प्रायः मध्याह्ने पादोन द्विवादने सः गच्छति। किमर्थमित्युक्ते सार्ध द्विवादने तस्य धूमशकटयानम् अस्ति। praayaha paadonadvivaadane saha gachchati. Kimarthamityukte sardha dvivaadane tasya dhoomashakatayaanam asti.
[प्रायः = might, पादोन द्विवादने = 1.45 hours, सः = he, गच्छति = goes, किमर्थमित्युक्ते = because, सार्ध द्विवादने = 2.30 hours, तस्य= his, यानम् = vehicle अस्ति = is (in the context that it is present) ]
Me: Then shall we meet around 12.30 pm ? तर्हि वयं मध्याह्ने सार्ध द्वादशवादने मिलामः वा? tarhi vayam sardha dvaadashavaadane milaamaha vaa?
[तर्हि = then, वयं = we, सार्ध द्वादशवादने = 12.30 hours, मिलामः वा= shall we meet?]
My brother: Alright. I will be at home up to 1 pm. अस्तु समीचीनम्।अहं मध्याह्ने एकवादनपर्यन्तं गृहे भवामि। astu. sameecheenam. Aham ekavaadana paryantam grahe bhavaami.
[अस्तु = alright. समीचीनम् = good, अहं = I, एकवादनपर्यन्तं = till 1 o'clock, गृहे = at home, भवामि = will be]
I have read that 'kaha' mean who and 'kim' means what. Does 'kaha' also mean what?
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