Gujarati Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Gujarati. 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 Gujarati.

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

Present Tense
Gujarati
Pronunciation
I speak English
હું ઇંગલિશ બોલું છું
[heum imegueleiśh beoleum chheum] Audio
you speak French
તમે ફ્રેન્ચ બોલો છો
[teme phe'reene'ch beoleo chheo] Audio
he speaks German
તેઓ જર્મન બોલે છે
[teeo jere'men beole chhe] Audio
she speaks Italian
તેણી ઇટાલિયન બોલે છે
[teeṇeī iṭeāleiyen beole chhe] Audio
we speak Arabic
અમે અરબી બોલીએ છીએ
[ame arebeī beoleī chheī] Audio
they speak Chinese
તેઓ ચિની બોલે છે
[teeo cheineī beole chhe] Audio

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

Past Tense
Gujarati
Pronunciation
I visited France
મેં ફ્રાન્સ ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[meem phe'reāne's neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio
you visited Italy
તમે ઇટાલી ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[teme iṭeāleī neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio
he visited Morocco
તેમણે મોરોક્કો ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[teemeṇe meoreoke'keo neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio
she visited China
તેણીએ ચાઇના ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[teeṇeī cheāineā neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio
we visited Mexico
અમે મેક્સિકો ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[ame meeke'seikeo neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio
they visited Kenya
તેમણે કેન્યા ની મુલાકાત લીધી હતી
[teemeṇe keene'yeā neī meuleākeāt leīdheī heteī] Audio

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

Future Tense
Gujarati
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
હું દૂધ પીવાનો છું
[heum deūdh peīveāneo chheum ] Audio
you will drink coffee
તમે કોફી પીશો
[teme keopheī peīśheo] Audio
he will drink tea
તે ચા પીશે
[te cheā peīśhe] Audio
she will drink water
તેણી પાણી પીશે
[teeṇeī peāṇeī peīśhe] Audio
we will drink apple juice
અમે સફરજનના રસ પીશું
[ame sepherejeneneā res peīśheum ] Audio
they will drink tea
તેઓ ચા પીશે
[teeo cheā peīśhe] Audio

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

ear
ear Audio
કાન [keān]
eye
eye Audio
આંખ [āmekh]
mouth
mouth Audio
મુખ [meukh]
nose
nose Audio
નાક [neāk]
hair
hair Audio
વાળ [veāḷ]
face
face Audio
ચહેરો [cheheereo]
head
head Audio
માથું [meātheum]
heart
heart Audio
હૃદય [her̥dey]
hand
hand Audio
હાથ [heāth]
fingers
fingers Audio
આંગળીઓ [āmegueḷeīo]
leg
leg Audio
પગ [pegu]
feet
feet Audio
પગ [pegu]

Travel Phrases in Gujarati

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

English
Gujarati
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
શું તમે મારી મદદ કરી શકશો?
[śheum teme meāreī meded kereī śhekeśheo?] Audio
Can I help you?
હું તમને મદદ કરી શકું?
[heum temene meded kereī śhekeum?] Audio
Where is the airport?
એરપોર્ટ ક્યાં છે?
[erepeore'ṭ ke'yeām chhee?] Audio
Go straight
સીધા જાવ
[seīdheā jeāv] Audio
Then
તે પછી
[te pechheī] Audio
Turn left
ડાબી બાજુ વળો
[ḍeābeī beājeu veḷeo] Audio
Turn right
જમણી બાજુ વળો
[jemeṇeī beājeu veḷeo] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Gujarati 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.

Gujarati Vocabulary   Gujarati Vocabulary

Gujarati Audio   Gujarati Audio



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