lesson20

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 …………………….


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