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 English||Form of “To Be”||Pronoun in Gujarati||Form of હોવું
|I||am||હું (huM)||છું (ChuM)|
|we ( listener including)||are||આપણે (ApaNe)|
|You (singular )||are||તું (tuM)||છે (Che)|
|You (plural)||are||તમે (tame)||છો (Cho)|
|He/She/It/This/That||is||આ/એ/તે (A/e/te)||છે (Che)|
|They / Those|
|are||તેઓ/ 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)