Persian Grammar

Simple past of “to be”

English

Pronunciation

Persian

بودَم

/budam/ I was

بودی

/budi/ You were (singular)

بود

/bud/ He / She was

بودیم

/budim/ We were

بودید

/budid/ You were

بودَند

/budand/ They were

Examples:

 

Persian

Pronunciation

English

مَن دیروز مَریض بودَم

/man diruz mariz budam/ I was sick yesterday.

تو دانِشجو بودی

/to dâneshju budi/ You were a student.

او اُستاد بود

/u ostâd bud/ S/he was a teacher.

ما دَر کِلاس بودیم

/mâ dark elâs budim/ We were in the classroom.

شُما دَر دانِشگاه بودید

/shomâ dar dâneshgâh budid/ You were in the university.

آنها دَر خانِه بودَند

/ânhâ dar khâne budand/ They were at home.

Exercise: complete with Simple past of “to be”.

  1. شما دیروز کلاس ……………….

  2. آنها در دانشگاه …………………

  3. ما خوشحال ……………………

  4. تو استاد ……………………….

  5. او در خانه ……………………


Answer

تمرین:  1. بودید      2. بودند      3. بودیم     4. بودی     5. بود


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