Till now you have seen that how a sentence in the present tense can be converted in to the past tense by just changing the suffix behind the verb.Entire Marathi is about playing and twisting verbs.In this lesson, we shall see, just by slightly modifying the root form of the verb, how a verb can be made to express different meanings.
Can is an auxiliary verb.Marathi equivalent of can is “शक-णे” similar to “सक-ना” in Hindi. However, when you want to say ” I can do it” in Marathi, you have to do one more task apart from putting “शक-तो/ते/तात” in the sentence. You have to put the sound of “oooooo” or “ऊ” behind the root form of the verb.
The sentence becomes what it is shown in the picture : मी (root verb) + ऊ शक-तो/ते.
मी (कर) + ऊ शक-तो/ते.
मी करू शक-तो/ते.
The root verb ” कर” becomes “करू”, “खेळ” becomes “खेळू” and “खा” becomes ” खाऊ”.
Read the following table to quickly learn the use of ” Can” in Marathi
|मी होमवर्क करू शकतो/ते.mee homewrk karu shakto/te.||I can the homework.|
|सचिन क्रिकेट खेळू शकतो.sachin cricket khelu shakto||I can play Cricket.|
|आम्ही मराठी शिकू शकतो.amhi marathi shiku shakto.||We can learn Marathi|
|मी मराठी बोलू शकतो.mee marathi bolu shakto/te.||I can speak Marathi|
|मी ऑफिस जाऊ शकतो/ते.me office la jau shakto/te.||I can go to the office|
|तू हा आंबा खाऊ शकतो.tu ha aamba khau shakto/te.||You can eat this mango.|
If you want to make a question using “Can”. It is very very simple .All you have to do is to put ” का” behind the sentence.
Can I do it ? = मी करू शकतो का ?
Can you speak Hindi ? = तू हिंदी बोलू शकतो का ?
Can I sit here ? = मी इथे बसू शकतो का ?
That’s it. This lesson is finished.
The lesson was easy but you are definitely gonna forget unless you solve this exercise : “Using “Can” in Marathi.