Present Continuous Tense

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Present Continuous or Present Imperfect – अपूर्ण वर्तमान कल (apoorn varthaman kal)

It refers to an action (or experience) as actually proceeding, still unfinished.

Present Continuous is formed by adding रहा हूँ (raha hoon), रही हूँ (rahi hoon), रहे हो(rahe ho), रही हो( rahi ho), रहा है(raha hai), रही है(rahi hai), or रहे हैं(rahe hain) to the  verb root, depending upon the gender and number of the noun.

I am going
मैं जा रहा/रही हूँ
Mein ja raha/rahi hoon

We are going
हम जा रहे/रही है
Ham ja rahe/rahi hai

You are going (informal)
तुम जा रहे हो
Tum ja rahe ho

You are going (formal)
आप जा रहे/रही हैं
Aap ja rahe/rahi hain

He/She/It is going
यह/वह जा रहा/रही है
Yah/Vah ja raha/rahi hai

These/They are going
ये जा रहे हैं
Ye ja rahe hain

Those are going
वे जा रहे हैं
Ve ja rahe hain

I am studying
मैं पढ़ रहा  हूँ
Mein padh raha hoon

Girls are studying
लड़कियाँ पढ़  रहीं हैं
Ladkiyan pardh rahin hain

I am going to school
मैं स्कूल जा रहा हूँ
Mein school ja raha hoon

Gita is eating bread.
गीता रोटी खा रही है
Gita roti kha rahi hai

They are doing work
वे काम कर रहे हैं
Ve kaam kar rahe hain

What are you doing?
तुम क्या कर रहे हो?
Tum kya kar rahe ho?

Child is sleeping
बच्चा सो रहा है (म.) (masculine child)

बच्ची सो रही है (फ.) (feminine child)

Bachcha so raha hai (m.)

Bachchi so rahi hai (f.)

Who is singing there?
वहाँ कौन गा रहा है?
Vahan kaun ga raha hai?

We are learning Hindi
हम हिन्दी सीख रहे हैं
Ham Hindi seekh rahe hain

She is stitching clothes.
वह कपड़े सी रही है
Vah kapade see rahi hai

Grandpa is reading newspaper
दादाजी अख़बार पढ़ रहे हैं
Dadaji akhbar pardh rahe hain

That lady is selling fruits
वह औरत फल बेच रही है
Vah aurath phal bech rahi hai

Where are you coming from?
आप कहाँ से आ रहे हैं?
Aap kahan se aa rahe hain?

He is laughing
वह हँस रहा है
Vah hans raha hai

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