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Marathi Lesson 1


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Marathi Lesson 1

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  2. 2. Introduction to Marathi <ul><li>Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western and central India. </li></ul><ul><li>Official language of the state of Maharashtra. </li></ul><ul><li>90 million fluent speakers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>4th largest number of native speakers in India </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Prerequisites <ul><li>A computer with speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity with Hindi is helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of enthusiasm  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Objectives <ul><li>Conversational knowledge of Marathi </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the dialect of Marathi spoken in Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Will NOT cover how to write Marathi in Devanagri script </li></ul>
  5. 5. In this lesson you will learn: <ul><li>Use simple everyday phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Count up to 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Pronouns </li></ul><ul><li>Conjugation of a verb </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to grammar </li></ul>
  6. 6. Common Phrases Hello! Namaskar! How are you ? (formal) Tumhi kaase ahaat ? How are you? (informal) Kay mhantos? Kay mhantes? I am fine ! Mee majjet aahe ! Thank you! Dhanya-vaad Ok Theek aahe! What time is it? Kiti vajle ? I am hungry ! Mala bhook lagli! Do you speak English? Tumhala ing-rajee yete ka? Bye! Tata!
  7. 7. Count from 1 to 10 1 Ek 6 Saha 2 Don 7 Saat 3 Teen 8 Aath 4 Chaar 9 Nauu 5 Paach 10 daha
  8. 8. Pronouns I Mee We Aamhi You Tu You Tumhi (used for elders) He Tohh They Tey She Tee They Tey
  9. 9. Verb – “to be” in present tense I am Mee aahe We are Aamhi aahot You are Tu aahes You are Tumhi aahaat He is Tohh aahe They are Tey aahet She is Tee aahe They are Tey aahet
  10. 10. Introduction to nouns <ul><li>All nouns in Marathi have a gender (like in Hindi or French) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender is not to be confused with sex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mazhye pustak Vs mazhi vahi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articles used for the noun should agree with the gender and number of the noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mazhya vahya </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Revision <ul><li>Make sure you make a vocabulary list of the words covered in this lesson </li></ul><ul><li>As you go along, you should try building your vocabulary </li></ul>
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