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na

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Phrase.
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Definition

'Na' captures the approval seeking mindset in India! A polite way of checking whether the listening party is agreeing with the speaker. It is typically used after a statement. In some cases, it can be assertive. It's used all across India.
Even though it's not an English word, it's almost acceptable in common English parlance.

Usage

Kochu: You know what I am saying, na?

Or even:

Kochu: That Ryan is about the lowest form of rascal there is, hei na?

Added 2011-07-13 by Kochu

Root

Multiple

Categories

WALTO

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Definition 2 of 2

na

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Exclamation.
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Definition

'No.' Added at end of statements for emphasis.

Usage

'Aao na / gale lagao na' (popular 70s Hindi cabaret song)
meaning
'Come, no! / Embrace, no!'
Added 2012-10-11 by Jaime X. Alonso

Root

Hindi

Region

North India