Past Tense with ne

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Part 1: Explanation

Often you will need to use a sentence in Past tense when you want to state some past incident. This has a general format. We can divide them in two parts one with “Ne/ ने” format and another one is without that.

You can use the “Ne/ने” format with transitive verbs .Transitive verbs are those verbs that indicate something is being done to something else. For example in the sentence “I ate” something got ate.IN the sentence “I said” something got said.And we add ने after the subject who is doing a something. For example:-

Ravi saw a dream.

रवि ने एक सपना देखा।

Here we are adding “ने” after “Ravi” as he is the subject and did something.

Part 2: Examples

Let us see some examples and you might need a verb list to understand them.

Verb list for you:
सोचना= To think
खाना खाना=To eat
नहाना=To bathe
कहना=To talk
लिखना=To write
करना=To do
लाना=To bring
बुलाना=To invite
संदेश भेजना=To message
राज़ी करना=To convince

झूठ बोलना=To tell a lie

प्यार करना=To love


1)I thought a lot for you.
मैंने आपके बारे में बहुत सोचा।
2)I saw a dream last night.
कल रात मैंने ईक सपना देखा।
3)I bathed before you.
मैंने आप से पहले नहा लिया।
4)Ravi didn’t think about it
रवि ने इस बारे में नहीं सोचा।
5)Manorama called me .
मऩोरमा ने मुझे बुलाया।
6)I spoke to him.
मैं ने उससे बात की।
7)They called me.
उन्होंने मुझे फोन किया ।
8)He ate breakfast.
उस ने नाश्ता खाया ।
9)They played a game.
उन्होंने एक खेल खेला.

10)My friend ate .

मेरे दोस्त ने खाना खाया

Part 3:  Quiz

Now it is your time to practice.  I will tell you a sentence in Hindi and give you a little time to think of the answer before I tell you.

Hindi -> English

  1. राजा ने रोटी बना दी ।

If you said ” Raja made the roti ” you are correct.

  1. कल्पना ने आप से झूठ बोला ।

If you said ” Kalpana lied to you ” you are correct.

  1. उन्होने कमरा साफ किया ।

If you said “They cleaned the room ” you are correct.

Now try to think of the Hindi translation for these English sentences:

English ->Hindi

  1. The dog ate the food.

If you said ” कुत्ते ने खाना खाया । ” you are correct.

  1. Everyone did a good job.

If you said “ सभी ने अच्छा काम किया । “ you are correct

  1. I loved you.

If you said ” मैं ने तुमसे प्यार किया । ” you are correct

Now you know how to make a sentence in past with the “Ne” format.

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