In English we use sentences like “I will make him work”, “That joke made him laugh” etc.

So we use phrase here as “to make one do something”.

In Marathi we say it मी करायला लावीन ( mI karAyalA lAvIn ), मी बोलायला लावीनmI bolAyalA lAvIn ).

Sentence structure is

Subject i.e. कर्ता (kartA )

Object or noun with preposition “To”

Verb+आयला (AyalA)

Verb form of  लावणे (lAvaNe) as per tense

मी (mI)


त्याला (tyAlA)




Needless to say, Form of लावणे (lAvaNe) follows the general rules of sentence formation. i.e. 

For present and future tense the form of  is as per subject i.e. कर्ता 

For past tense the form of लावणे (lAvaNe) is as per noun i.e. कर्म 

For past tense अकर्मक verb ( i.e. the verb that does not require noun) form will be लावले ( lAvale )


Examples :- 

I make him say ->मी त्याला बोलायला लावतो ( mI tyAlA bolAyalA lAvato )

I will make him say -> मी त्याला बोलायला लावीन ( mI tyAlA bolAyalA lAvIn )

I made him say ->  मी त्याला बोलायला लावले ( mI tyAlA bolAyalA lAvale)


He made me work -> त्याने मला काम करायला लावले (tyAne malA kAm karAyalA lAvale)

He makes me work -> तो मला काम करायला लावतो (to malA kAm karAyalA lAvato )

He will make me work -> तो मला काम करायला लावेल ( to malA kAm karAyalA lAvel )


That joke made me laugh -> त्या विनोदाने मला हसायला लावले (tyA vinodAne malA hasAyalA lAvale)

Peter made Mary eat mango-> पीटरने मेरीला आंबा खायला लावला ( pITarane merIlA AMbA khAyalA lAvalA

Peter made Mary eat mangoes-> पीटरने मेरीला आंबे खायला लावले ( pITarane merIlA AMbe khAyalA lAvale )

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