Today’s lesson comes for the Hindi Primer. We started these lessons on October 12, 2008.
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Today we continue with chapter 4 in the Hindi primer. This is the page with the boy reading a book, the girl writing, and the boy tightening his belt. Below are the words that we go over today.
One extra thing that I refer to in this lesson that is not in the book is how to make the first person, present tense conjugation of these verbs.
If I want to say “I write.” I would take the sentence pattern मैं ____ हूँ। and then conjugate the verb correctly and put it in the blank. In the case of “I write” take the verb “to write” लिखना and drop the ना at the end to get the root of the verb लिख then if I am a man add ता and if I am a woman add ती.
[man speaking] मैं लिखता हूँ।
[woman speaking] मैं लिखती हूँ।
This can be done with other verbs to. Try leaving an example in the comments of the site using a different verb.
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