Tenses II

Present continuous tense

मी क्रिकेट खेळतो/ते आहे.(me cricket khelto/te aahe) I am playing Cricket.
तू क्रिकेट खेळत आहेस.
(tu cricket khelat aahes)
You are playing Cricket.
तो क्रिकेट खेळतो आहे.(to cricket khelto aahe) He is playing Cricket.
ती  क्रिकेट खेळते  आहे.(ti cricket khelte aahe) She is playing Cricket.
आम्ही क्रिकेट खेळतो आहोत.(aamhi cricket khelto aahot) We are playing Cricket.
तुम्ही क्रिकेट खेळता  आहात.(tumhee cricket khelta aahat) You are playing Cricket.
ते क्रिकेट खेळत आहेत.(te cricket khelat aahet) They are playing Cricket.

 Past continuous tense

मी क्रिकेट खेळत होतो/ती.(me cricket khelat hoto) I was playing Cricket.
तू क्रिकेट खेळत होतास/तीस .(tu cricket khelat hotas/tees) You were playing Cricket.
तो क्रिकेट खेळत होता.(to cricket khelat hota) He was playing Cricket.
ती  क्रिकेट खेळत होती .(ti cricket khelat hoti) She was playing Cricket.
आम्ही क्रिकेट खेळत होतो.(aamhi cricket khelat hoto) We were playing Cricket.
तुम्ही क्रिकेट खेळत होतात.(tumhee cricket khelat hotat) You were playing Cricket.
ते क्रिकेट खेळत होते.(te cricket khelat hote) They were playing Cricket.
16 comments on “Tenses II
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  5. aalia says:

    sir what about perfect tense…?

  6. Tarit Das says:

    I concur with the views expressed as above. I have also learnt a lot from the lessons prepared very carefully paying full attention to the difficulties usually faced by learners from non-marathi linguistic groups. I have a suggestion to make in this context. Please examine whether it is possible for you to incorporate my suggestions as given below, in your study material.

    If you add phonetics with your lesson for explaining the nuances in pronunciation, it will be of immense help to the learners. After all, language learning can never be complete without the knowledge of how it is spoken by the native speakers. There lies the problem as the conflict between the bookish and practical knowledge often poses some difficulties in putting the lessons into practice.

    I tell this from my own experience. I had a smattering knowledge of Marathi and can follow a little bit when spoken with a slow rhythm and can also speak a little. Many a time I have started with some simple words but the lack of confidence compelled me to switch to Hindi within a very short time. I stay outside Maharashtra, but I have to visit Maharashtra occasionally. Sometimes I listen to the Marathi TV channels in home, but the both the accent and the speed becomes the deterrent factors to continue to listen for long.

    Some foreign language learning courses have come out with audio-visual aids that became very popular and useful for the learners. I think if you adopt the same technique, you will be flooded with accolades from all the learners. I am quite aware that the element of cost-factor will have to be examined, but still I like to put this suggestion for the benefit of all learners.

    • Akshay says:

      Hi Tarit,

      Your comments have always been wonderful. The doubts you have raised throughout your course on this website were very intelligent. I am really happy to have a reader like you.
      Coming to your suggestion of adding audio support, as earlier raised by many, is long due in my have-to-do list for this website.I am into a job and do not find enough time nowadays to even add new lessons.Perhaps in future, I’ll hire someone to do this job.

      Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Keep learning Marathi on Mindurmarathi.

  7. Tarit Das says:

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I can well understand that your time constraint is the reason to add new features in the course content. Let us only hope that something will possibly be done in the future.

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  11. Kushal says:

    The last two sentences needs a tad correction.

    तुम्ही क्रिकेट खेळत होतात.(tumhee cricket khelat hotat)=You were playing Cricket.

    Shouldn’t it be tumhi cricket khelat hota.


    ते क्रिकेट खेळत होते.(te cricket khelat hote) =They were playing Cricket.

    Should be “te cricket khelat hotat”.

    Let me know if these changes are correct.

  12. sai says:

    i had been eating a mango translation pls

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