How to Conjugate “to Read” in Present Tense in Hindi

In Hindi “to read” is pardna. In this lesson we are going to learn how to conjugate to read in present tense in Hindi.

What Does Conjugation Mean?

Conjugation means when the ending of a verb is changed. In this case the verb is changed to communicate who is doing the action or to describe someone doing an action.

The verb ending will change based on whether a male or female is talking about him/her self as in “I read”. Or when addressing someone by saying, “you read” or describing someone or some people by saying “he reads, she reads, or they read”. And what about we as in “we read” – yep there’s a different conjugation for that too.

What Does Present Tense Mean?

What does present tense mean? It means an action this happening now or is habitually performed. Ok, the first part seems simple enough. The present is an action happening now…in the present.

But what’s an action that’s habitually performed? Well for example, “I read books.” Or “I eat chocolate every day.” Maybe you are not reading or eating chocolate right now, but it’s something that is part of your life – a habit.

Pardna Has Two Meanings

Did you know that in Hindi, the word pardna has two meanings? In addition to “to read” it also means “to study”. We use the same word for both while speaking in Hindi.

In this video you will learn the subject pronouns, the conjugations for each subject pronoun as well as the ending of the sentence.

Those are the three elements that make up a very basic conjugated sentence in Hindi, in present tense.

How To Conjugate “To Read” in Present Tense Hindi

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