Topic 82: मुझे आराम करना चाहिए I should relax

Context: Tara and Rita continue their discussion about Goa and other places to go in India.

Tara and Rita talking


रीता - अरे कमाल की बात है, धूप सेंकने के लिए तुमको वहाँ जाना चाहिए।

तारा - मेरे बड़े भाई बहुत दिनों से वहाँ जाना चाहते हैं।

रीता - तुम्हारी माताजी भी ? वे भी उसको देखने के लिए उत्सुक हैं?

तारा - नहीं, वे कहती हैं कि सिर्फ़ शादी में ही जाना चाहिए।

रीता - मेरे पिताजी ने मुझसे कहा कि जुलाई में गोआ नहीं जाना चाहिए। क्योंकि मौसम की वजह से उस समय समुद्र में तैरना असंभव है।

तारा - हाँ, मैं भी सोचती हूँ कि गरमी के मौसम में पहाड़ों में ठंडी हवा का आनंद लेना  चाहिए।


Rita - Hey, that is amazing, for sunbathing you should go there.

Tara - My elder brother has been wanting to go there for a long time.

Rita - And your mother as well? Is she also keen to see it?

Tara - No, she says that we should just go to the wedding.

Rita - My father said to me that you should not go to Goa in July. Because due to the season at that time swimming in the sea there is impossible.

Tara - Yes, I also think that in the summer season you should enjoy the cool breezes in the hills.

Notes: infinitive + चाहिए = internal compulsion

To indicate that there is a sense of internal moral compulsion the subject is followed by को then the infinitive of what should be done and then चाहिए.

You can also use this construction in the past tense but is not often used with future forms of होना as that would give emphasis to a sense of presumption.

Note how the infinitive of the verb agrees in this construction.

Also notice the agreement with statements about the past.

To negate a compulsion statement you can use either न or नहीं. Generally speaking न is less emphatic like, shouldn’t, and नहीं more emphatic, like should not, in this kind of construction.


आराम nm. comfort, ease; आराम करना vt. to relax

कमाल nm. exellence; adj. excellent

सेंकना vi. to be baked; धूप सेंकना vi. to sunbathe

उत्सुक adj. eager

शादी nf. wedding, marriage

हवा nf. wind, breeze, air

आनंद nm. bliss; ~ का आनंद लेना vi. to enjoy ~

भूलना vi. to forget

समुद्र nm. ocean

असंभव adj. impossible