Let’s learn basic Marathi sentence formation in this lesson. In English the verb To Be has special significance. Its different forms are used along with other verb to indicate tense. Same is the case in Marathi.


To Be in English is असणे(asaNe) in Marathi.

In English amareis are different forms of To be for different pronouns. 

Similarly in Marathi there are different forms of असणे(asaNe)

 

Below chart shows has details.

 

Pronoun in English

Form of “To Be”

Pronoun in Marathi

Form ofअसणे(“asaNe”) in Marathi

Transliteration

I (male)

am

मी

आहे

Ahe

I (female)

am

we

are

आम्ही

आहोत

Ahot

we ( listener including)

are

आपण

You (singular male)

are

तू

आहेस

Ahes

You (singular female)

are

You (plural)

are

तुम्ही

आहात

AhAt

He / That (m.) / This (m.)   

is

तो / तो / हा

आहे

Ahe

She / That (f.)/ This (f.) 

is

ती / ती / ही

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

is

ते / ते / हे

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

are

ते / ते / हे

आहेत

Ahet

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

are

त्या / त्या / ह्या

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

are

ती / ती / ही



So sentence can be formed as :- 

 

I am :- मी आहे ( mI Ahe )

You are :- तुम्ही आहात  ( tumhI AhAt )

They are :- ते आहेत ( te Ahet )

We are :- आम्ही/आपण आहोत  ( AmhI/ApaN Ahot  )

 

Listen examples in this lesson at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOVQZRphPi0



We will get to know more about Marathi grammar and sentence structure in next lessons. You can go to home page of this blog where you can see index/list of all lessons to learn Marathi.

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