Friends, I can understand that “Simple Past Tense” was not that “simple”   

So to give you some relief here comes “Past Continuous Tense”. It follows good old structure like “future continuous”.

 

Here verb is formed according to subjective/doer of the action like future Continuous Tense

 

The sentence structure in Past Continuous Tense is :-

Pronoun

Verb+त (t)

Form of असणे(“asaNe”) in Simple Past  tense

मी ( mI )

चाल(chAl) + त (t)

होतो ( hoto )

                           

                      

Example 1) For I(male) Form of असणे(asaNe) in Simple Past Is होतो (hoto)

The full sentence

I was walking –> मी ( mI ) चाल(chAl) + त (t)  होतो (hoto)

–> मी चालत होतो (mI chAlat hoto) 

 

Example 2) For I(Female) Form of असणे(“asaNe”) in Simple Past Is होते (hote)

The full sentence

I was walking  –> मी ( mI ) चाल(chAl) + त (t)  होते (hote)

–> मी चालत होते (mI chAlat hote) 

 

Example 3) For They (Plural of She) Form of असणे(“asaNe”) in Simple Past Is होत्या (hotyA

)

The full sentence

They were watching  –>  त्या (tyA)    बघ(bagh) + त (t)    होत्या (hotyA

–>  त्या  बघत होत्या (tyA baghat hotyA) 

 

So below table summarizes :-

 

Pronoun in English

Pronoun

in

Marathi

Suffix for

common

verbs

in

Past

Continuous

Form of

असणे

(“asaNe”) in Marathi in Simple Past Tense

Combined

suffix

for

Past

Continuous

Transliteration

I (male)

मी

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

त (t)

 

होतो

त होतो

t hoto

I (female)

मी

होते

त होते

t hote

we

आम्ही

होतो

त होतो

t hoto

we ( listener including)

आपण

होतो

त होतो

t hoto

You (singular male)

तू

होतास

त होतास

t hotAs

You (singular female)

तू

होतीस

त होतीस

t hotIs

You (plural)

तुम्ही

होता

त होता

t hotA

He / That (m.) / This (m.)  

तो / तो / हा

होता

त होता

t hotA

She / That (f.)/ This (f.) 

ती / ती / ही

होती

त होती

t hotI

It / That(n.) / This (n.)

ते / ते / हे

होते

त होते

t hote

They (Plural of He)  /Those (m.) /These (m.)

ते / ते / हे

होते

 होते

t hote

They (Plural of She) / Those (f.) / These (f.) 

त्या / त्या / ह्या

होत्या

त होत्या

t hotyA

They (Plural of it) / Those (n.) / These (n.)

ती / ती / ही

होती

त होती

t hotI



Examples

I ( male) was doing.                                         मी करत होतो ( mI karat hoto ) 

I (female) was doing.                                       मी करत होते ( mI karat hote ) 

We were dancing.                                           आम्ही/आपण नाचत होतो ( AmhI/ApaN nAchat hoto ) 

You (male) were crying.                                  तू रडत होतास ( tU raDat hotAs ) 

You (female) were crying .                              तू रडत होतीस ( tU raDat hotIs ) 

You (Plural) were walking                                 तुम्ही चालत होता ( tumhI chAlat hotA ) 

He was walking.                                             तो चालत होता ( to chAlat hotA ) 

She was speaking.                                          ती बोलत होती ( tI bolat hotI ) 

It was moving.                                                ते हलत होते ( te halat hote) 

They(Plural of he) were dancing.                     ते नाचत होते ( te nAchat hote) 

They(Plural of She) were dancing.                   त्या नाचत होत्या ( tyA nAchat hotyA ) 

They(Plural of it) were dancing.                       ती नाचत होती ( tI nAchat hotI  ) 



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Exercise: Try creating sentences with different verbs using above rules. Crosscheck them by creating same by “verb forms” feature on http://learnmarathiwithkaushik.com/