Past Tense

Marathi Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Marathi. 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 Marathi 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, Marathi, 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 Marathi

Past Marathi
I saw youमी तुला पाहिले .
Mī tulā pāhilē.
I wrote with a penमी पेनाने लिहिले
Mī pēnānē lihilē
You loved applesतुम्हाला सफरचंद आवडले
tumhālā sapharacanda āvaḍalē
You gave moneyतुम्ही पैसे दिले
tumhī paisē dilē
You played tennisतुम्ही टेनिस खेळलात
tumhī ṭēnisa khēḷalāta
He read (past tense) a bookत्याने पुस्तक वाचले
tyānē pustaka vācalē
He understood meत्याने मला समजून घेतले
tyānē malā samajūna ghētalē
She had a catतिच्याकडे एक मांजर होते
ticyākaḍē ēka mān̄jara hōtē
She knew my friendती माझ्या मित्रांना ओळखत होती
tī mājhyā mitrānnā ōḷakhata hōtī
We wanted to learnआम्हाला शिकायचे होते
āmhālā śikāyacē hōtē
We thought Spanish is easyआम्हाला वाटले स्पॅनिश सोपे आहे
āmhālā vāṭalē spĕniśa sōpē āhē
You (plural) worked hereतुम्ही येथे काम करत होता
tumhī yēthē kāma karata hōtā
You (plural) spoke Frenchतुम्ही फ्रेंच बोललात
tumhī phrēn̄ca bōlalāta
They drove a carत्यांनी गाडी चालवली
tyānnī gāḍī cālavalī
They smiledत्यांनी स्मितहास्य केले
tyānnī smitahāsya kēlē

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List of Colors in Marathi

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

Colors in Marathi

Colors Marathi
Blackकाळा
kāḷā
Blueनिळा
niḷā
Brownतपकिरी
tapakirī
Colorsरंग
raṅga
Dark colorगडद रंग
gaḍada raṅga
Grayकरडा
karaḍā
Greenहिरवा
hiravā
Light colorफिक्का रंग
phikkā raṅga
Orangeनारिंगी /भगवा
nāriṅgī/bhagavā
Redलाल
lāla
Whiteपांढरा
pāṇḍharā
Yellowपिवळा
pivaḷā

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Daily Conversation in Marathi

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

Common Expressions in Marathi

English Marathi
Black is his favorite colorत्याचा आवडता रंग काळा आहे.
tyācā āvaḍatā raṅga kāḷā āhē.
I have black hairमाझे केस काळे आहेत.
Mājhē kēsa kāḷē āhēta.
Red is not his favorite colorत्याचा आवडता रंग लाल नाही.
Tyācā āvaḍatā raṅga lāla nāhī.
She drives a yellow carती पिवळी कार चालवते.
Tī pivaḷī kāra cālavatē.
The sky is blueआकाश निळे आहे.
Ākāśa niḷē āhē.
Your cat is whiteतुमचे मांजर पांढरे आहे.
Tumacē mān̄jara pāṇḍharē āhē.
I enjoyed myself very muchमी स्वतः खूप आनंदात आहे
Mī svataḥ khūpa ānandāta āhē
I agree with youमी तुमच्याशी सहमत आहे
mī tumacyāśī sahamata āhē
Are you sure?तुला खात्री आहे ?
tulā khātrī āhē?
Be careful!काळजी घे !
Kāḷajī ghē!
Cheers!चीअर्स!
Cī'arsa!
Would you like to go for a walk?तुला फिरायला /चालायला जायला आवडेल का ?
Tulā phirāyalā/cālāyalā jāyalā āvaḍēla kā?

Fun Facts

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

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

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