Assamese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Assamese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Assamese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Assamese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Assamese
Pronunciation
I speak English
মই ইংৰাজী কওঁ।
[Ma'i iṁraājī ka'ōm̐.]
you speak French
আপুনি ফৰাছীভাষা কয়।
[Āpuni pharaāchībhāṣā kaẏa.]
he speaks German
তেখেতে জাৰ্মান কয়।
[Tēkhētē jārmāna kaẏa.]
she speaks Italian
তেখেতে ইটালীয় ভাষা কয়।
[Tēkhētē iṭālīẏa bhāṣā kaẏa.]
we speak Arabic
আমি আৰবী কওঁ।
[Āmi ārabī ka'ōm̐.]
they speak Chinese
তেখেতসকলে চীনাভাষা কয়।
[Tēkhētasakalē cīnābhāṣā kaẏa.]

The past tense in Assamese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Assamese
Pronunciation
I visited France
আমি ফ্রান্স ভ্রমন কৰিছোঁ। | আমি ফ্রান্সলৈ গৈছো।
[Āmi phrānsa bhramana karaichōm̐. | Āmi phrānsalai gaichō.]
you visited Italy
আপুনি ইটালীলৈ গৈছে।
[Āpuni iṭālīlai gaichē.]
he visited Morocco
তেখেত মৰক্কোলৈ গৈছে।
[Tēkhēta marakkōlai gaichē.]
she visited China
তেখেত চীনলৈ গৈছে।
[Tēkhēta cīnalai gaichē.]
we visited Mexico
আমি মেক্সিকোলৈ গৈছো।
[Āmi mēksikōlai gaichō.]
they visited Kenya
তেখেতসকলে কেনীয়ালৈ গৈছে।
[Tēkhētasakalē kēnīẏālai gaichē.]

The future tense in Assamese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Assamese
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
মই গাখীৰ খাওঁ।
[Ma'i gākhīra khā'ōm̐.]
you will drink coffee
আপুনি কফি খায়।
[Āpuni kaphi khāẏa.]
he will drink tea
তেখেতে চাহ খাব।
[Tēkhētē cāha khāba.]
she will drink water
তেখেতে পানী খাব।
[Tēkhētē pānī khāba.]
we will drink apple juice
আমি আপেলৰ ৰস খাম।
[Āmi āpēlara rasa khāma.]
they will drink tea
তেখেতসকলে চাহ খাব।
[Tēkhētasakalē cāha khāba.]

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear
কাণ [Kāṇa]
eye
eye
চকু [Caku]
mouth
mouth
মুখ [Mukha]
nose
nose
নাক [Nāka]
hair
hair
চুলি [Culi]
face
face
মুখ [Mukha]
head
head
মূৰ [Mūra]
heart
heart
হিয়া [Hiẏā]
hand
hand
হাত [Hāta]
fingers
fingers
আঙুলিবোৰ [Āṅulibōra]
leg
leg
ভৰি [Bharai]
feet
feet
ভৰি [Bharai]

Travel Phrases in Assamese

Imagine yourself in some Assamese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Assamese
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
আপুনি মোক সহায় কৰিবনে?
[Āpuni mōka sahāẏa karaibanē?]
Can I help you?
মই আপোনাক সহায় কৰিব পাৰোঁনে?
[Ma'i āpōnāka sahāẏa karaiba pāraōm̐nē?]
Where is the airport?
বিমানবন্দৰ কোনফালে?
[Bimānabandara kōnaphālē?]
Go straight
চিধাচিধি যাওক
[Cidhācidhi yā'ōka]
Then
তেতিয়া
[Tētiẏā]
Turn left
বাওঁফালে ঘূৰক।
[Bā'ōm̐phālē ghūraka.]
Turn right
সোফালে ঘূৰক।
[Sōphālē ghūraka.]

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Assamese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Assamese Vocabulary   Assamese Vocabulary

Assamese Audio   Assamese Audio



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