Sometimes the pronouns can be used as reflexive and emphatic pronouns by adding ‘self’ or ‘selves’. Let’s see how the pronouns change when we use these suffixes.
Reflexive Pronouns (खुद का)- These pronouns are used as the objects of the verb as a result of the actions bounced back on the subjects. For example
He harmed himself (खुद का) by not following the rules. (नियमों का पालन ना करके उसने खुद का नुकसान किया)
They benefitted themselves (खुद का) due to maintaining good relations with everyone.
The player hurt himself (खुद को) during the match.
In the above sentences ‘himself’ or ‘themselves’ have been used as the reflection of the action done by the subject.
Emphatic Pronouns (खुद से)-The same form of the pronoun is also used to emphasize or stress the action done by the subject. For example
I did it myself (मैंने खुद से ये किया)
She told me herself (उसने खुद से मुझे बताया)
The Prime Minister himself promised better days (अच्छे दिन) to the nation.
The passengers themselves have to take care of their belongings.