Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hindi verbs 1 (Infinitive)

HINDI VERBS 1


                                                             
Infinitive
Hindi verbs in infinitive always end in - ना  (-naa) The remaining part of the word (the part without - ना) is called a stem. The infinitive form is also a dictionary form and it can have a wide variety of usages. It is useful to practice while omitting the ना part as the stem will serve while changing the verb tenses and creating new verb forms.
Examples of infinitive verbs:
होना
honaa
to be
करना
karnaa
to do
देना
denaa
to give
लेना
lenaa
to take
बोलना
bolnaa
to say
जाना
jaanaa
to go
बुलाना
bulaanaa
to call
Other usages of verbs in their infinitive:
मुझे जाना है।
mujhe jaanaa hai
I have to go.


फ्रिज में रखना।
frij mein rakhnaa
Keep it in the fridge.
में यह कहानी सुनना चाहती हूँ।
mein yah kahaanee sunnaa chaahtee hoon
I want to hear this story (f).
Mud slide caused troubles in the Himalayas (photo: Aditya)









2 comments:

David Templin said...

Hi! Nice website! Thanks for providing information about the Hindi language! I also have a site about Hindi: http://hindilanguage.info - I'm going to add a link to your site, and if you would like to reciprocate, I would be very thankful.

There is a minor error on this page:

the sentence "मुझे चित्र बनाना बहुत शौक है" should be "मुझे चित्र बनाने का बहुत शौक है" (I have a hobby of drawing pictures / I am fond of drawing pictures);
alternatively, it could be "मेरा शौक चित्र बनाना है" ("My hobby is drawing pictures"); it's a common idiom in Hindi to use the postposition का/की with indirect verb constructions; for instance, मुझे देर तक जागने की आदत है (I have a habit of staying up late).

CrazyLassi said...

Hello! Thank you so much for commenting and correcting my mistake. I will add the link to your site shortly.

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