Marathi Verbs

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

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

Present Tense
Marathi
Pronunciation
I speak English
मी इंग्रजी बोलतो
[mi ingraji bolto] Audio
you speak French
तुम्ही फ्रेन्च बोलता
[tumhi french boltaa] Audio
he speaks German
तो जर्मन बोलतो
[to jarman bolto] Audio
she speaks Italian
ती इटालियन बोलते
[ti iTaaliyan bolte] Audio
we speak Arabic
आम्ही अरबी बोलतो
[aamhi arbi bolto] Audio
they speak Chinese
ते चिनी बोलतात
[te chini boltaat] Audio

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

Past Tense
Marathi
Pronunciation
I visited France
मी फ्रान्सला भेट दिली
[mi fraanslaa bheT dili] Audio
you visited Italy
तुम्ही इटालीला भेट दिली
[tumhi itaalilaa bheT dili] Audio
he visited Morocco
त्याने मोरोक्कोला भेट दिली
[tyaane morokkolaa bheT dili] Audio
she visited China
तिने चीनला भेट दिली
[tine chinlaa bheT dili] Audio
we visited Mexico
आम्ही मेक्सिकोला भेट दिली
[aamhi meksikolaa bheT dili] Audio
they visited Kenya
त्यांनी केनियाला भेट दिली
[tyaanni keniyaalaa bheT dili] Audio

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

Future Tense
Marathi
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
मी दूध पिईन
[mi doodh piin] Audio
you will drink coffee
तुम्ही कॉफी प्याल
[tumhi kaufi pyaal] Audio
he will drink tea
तो चहा पिईल
[to chahaa piil] Audio
she will drink water
ती पाणी पिईल
[ti paaNi piil] Audio
we will drink apple juice
आम्ही सफरचंदाचा रस पिऊ
[aamhi sapharchandaachaa ras pioo] Audio
they will drink tea
ते चहा पितील
[te chaha pitil] Audio

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

ear
ear Audio
कान [kaan]
eye
eye Audio
डोळा [DoLaa]
mouth
mouth Audio
तोंड [tonD]
nose
nose Audio
नाक [naak]
hair
hair Audio
केस [kes]
face
face Audio
चेहरा [chehraa]
head
head Audio
डोके [Doke]
heart
heart Audio
हृदय [hruday]
hand
hand Audio
हात [haat]
fingers
fingers Audio
बोटे [boTe]
leg
leg Audio
पाय [paay]
feet
feet Audio
पाऊल [paaool]

Travel Phrases in Marathi

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

English
Marathi
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
तुम्ही मला मदत करू शकाल काय?
[tumhi malaa madt karoo shakaal kaay?] Audio
Can I help you?
मी तुम्हाला मदत करू शकतो काय?
[mi tumhaalaa madat karoo shakto kaay?] Audio
Where is the airport?
विमानतळ कुठे आहे?
[vimaantaL kuThe aahe?] Audio
Go straight
सरळ जा
[saraL jaa] Audio
Then
मग
[mag] Audio
Turn left
डावीकडे वळा
[DaavikaDe vaLaa] Audio
Turn right
उजवीकडे वळा
[ujvikaDe vaLaa] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Marathi 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.

Marathi Vocabulary   Marathi Vocabulary

Marathi Audio   Marathi Audio



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