Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Simple Present Tense of "To Be" in Gujarati

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In English the verb “To Be” has special significance. Its’ different forms are used along with other verb to indicate tense. Same is the case in Gujarati.

“To Be” in English is 
હોવું
 (“hovuM”) in Gujarati.
In English “am”, ”are”, ”is” are different forms of “To be” for different pronouns. 
Similarly in Gujarati there are different forms of હોવું
 (“hovuM”) for different pronouns. Below chart shows has details.

Pronoun in English
Form of “To Be”
Pronoun in Gujarati
Form of હોવું
 (“hovuM”)in Gujarati


am


હું  (huM)
છું  (ChuM)
we
are
અમે  (ame)
છીએ(ChIe)
we ( listener including)
are
આપણે  (ApaNe)
You (singular )
are
તું  (tuM)
છે  (Che)
You (plural)
are
તમે  (tame)
છો  (Cho)
He/She/It/This/That  


is
આ/એ/તે  (A/e/te)
છે  (Che)
They / Those
(m./f/n.)
are


  તેઓ/ એ  (teo /e)
છે  (Che)


So sentence can be formed as :- 
I am :- હું છું  (huM ChuM)
You(plural) are :- તમે છો  (tame Cho)
They are :- તેઓ છે  (teo Che)
We are :- અમે/આપણે છીએ  (ame/ApaNe ChIe)

Listen examples in this lesson at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N0mc3teUig

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  6. Hey Kaushik,

    I saw a discrepancy in the "we are" conjugation. This post says (ChIe) while the YouTube video says (Chie). Is there much of a difference between these two vowels in the language?

    Thanks,
    Stewart

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    1. Hi Stewart, correct form is "ChIe" as given in lesson above.

      Actually long after completing videos I realized my spelling mistake. So I updated blog but can not edit video.

      Sorry for confusion.

      And thanks for pointing it out. I have added on-screen note there.

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      Kaushik

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