In English, the verb “to Be” has special significance. Its different forms are used along with other verbs to indicate tense. The same is the case in Gujarati.

“To Be” in English is હોવું (“hovuM”) in Gujarati.
In English “am”, ”are” and ”is” are different forms of “to be” for different pronouns.
Similarly in Gujarati there are different forms of હોવું (“hovuM”) for different pronouns. The below chart shows has the details.

Pronoun in EnglishForm of “To Be”Pronoun in GujaratiForm of હોવું
(“hovuM”)in Gujarati
Iamહું (huM)છું (ChuM)
weareઅમે (ame)છીએ(ChIe)
we ( listener including)areઆપણે (ApaNe)
You (singular )areતું (tuM)છે (Che)
You (plural)areતમે (tame)છો (Cho)
He/She/It/This/Thatisઆ/એ/તે (A/e/te)છે (Che)
They / Those
areતેઓ/ એ (teo /e)છે (Che)

So sentence can be formed as

I am :- હું છું (huM ChuM)
You(plural) are :- તમે છો (tame Cho)
They are :- તેઓ છે (teo Che)
We are :- અમે/આપણે છીએ (ame/ApaNe ChIe)

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Simple Present Tense of