Past Tense

Hindi Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Hindi. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Hindi Classes.

Past

The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Hindi, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Past Tense in Hindi

Past Hindi
I saw youमैंने तुम्हें देखा था [mainnē tumhē̃ dēkhā thā]
I wrote with a penमैं कलम से लिखा था [maĩ kalama sē likhā thā]
You loved applesआपने सेबको पसंद किया [āpanē sēbakō pyāra kiyā]
You gave moneyआपने पैसे दिए [āpa paisē diē]
You played tennisआप टेनिस खेला [āpa ṭēnisa khēlā]
He read (past tense) a bookवह (भूतकाल) एक किताब पढ़ी [vaha (bhūtakāla) ēka kitāba paṛhī]
He understood meउन्होंने मुझे समझा [unhōnnē mujhē samajha gayā]
She had a catउसके पास एक बिल्ली थी [usakē pāsa ēka billī thī]
She knew my friendवह मेरे दोस्त को जानती थी [usakō mērē dōsta kō patā thī]
We wanted to learnहम सीखना चाहते थे [hama sīkhanā cāhatā thā]
We thought Spanish is easyहमने सोचा स्पेनिश आसान है [hamanē sōcā spēniśa āsāna hai]
You (plural) worked hereआप लोग (बहुवचन) यहाँ काम किये [āpa (bahuvacana) yahā̃ kāma kiyē]
You (plural) spoke Frenchआप लोग (बहुवचन) फ्रेंच बोले [āpa (bahuvacana) phrēñca bōlā]
They drove a carवे एक कार चलाये [vē ēka kāra calāī]
They smiledवे मुस्कराएँ [vē muskarāē̃]

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List of Colors in Hindi

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Hindi

Colors Hindi
Blackकाला [kālā]
Blueनीला [nīlā]
Brownभूरा [bhūrā]
Colorsरंग [ranga]
Dark colorगाढ़ा रंग [ḍārka ranga]
Grayधूसर [dhūsara]
Greenहरा [harā]
Light colorहलका रंग [lāiṭa ranga]
Orangeनारंगी [nārangī]
Redलाल [lāla]
Whiteसफेद [saphēda]
Yellowपीला [pīlā]

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Daily Conversation in Hindi

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Hindi Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Hindi

English Hindi
Black is his favorite colorकाला उसका पसंदीदा रंग है [kAlA usakA pasandIdA ranga hai]
I have black hairमेरे बाल काले हैं [mērē bāla kālē haĩ]
Red is not his favorite colorलाल उसका पसंदीदा रंग नहीं है [lAl usakA pasandIdA ranga nahI ha]
She drives a yellow carवह एक पीले रंग की गाड़ी चलाती है [vaha ēka pīlē ranga kī gāṛī calātī hai]
The sky is blueआसमान नीला है [āsamāna nīlā hai]
Your cat is whiteआपकी बिल्ली सफेद है [āpakī billī saphēda hai]
I enjoyed myself very muchमैं अपने आप बहुत ज्यादा आनंद लिया [maĩ apanē āpa bahuta jyādā ānanda liyā]
I agree with youमैं आप से सहमत हुँ [maĩ āpa sē sahamata hũ]
Are you sure?क्या आपको यकीन है? [kyā āpakō yakīna hai?]
Be careful!सावधान! [sāvadhāna!]
Cheers!आनंद मनाना चाहिए! [ānanda manānā cāhiē!]
Would you like to go for a walk?क्या आप सैर के लिए जाना चाहते हैं? [kyā āpa saira kē liē jānā cāhatē haĩ?]

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Hindi about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Hindi Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Hindi homepage.

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