Past Continuous Tense in Hindi With Definition, Recognition, Use, and Exercises For Practice

Students who want to learn Past Continuous Tense in Hindi and English then this is the best platform for you. We will provide everything about this tense here that includes definition, formula, structure, affirmative, negative, interrogative, and interrogative negative sentences with extra examples and exercises. Read the complete article to know about how to identify and use this tense.

What is Past Continuous Tense in Hindi?

Past Continuous or Past Progressive is a tense that describes an action that is continued for short time in the past. It means that the action is undone and still continues in the past time. In this sentence, we use the helping verb “Was/Were”, the first form of the verb with “ing”. Let see some examples so you can understand better.        

Examples

  • I was eating chocolate
  • Daniel was drinking tea
  • They were going to zoo
  • Mia was taking a bath

Formula

Here is the formula for making simple past continuous tense in Hindi. First of all, put “Subject” at the start of the sentence, add the helping verb “Was/Were” with “Verb 1st Form” and “ing”. Then add “Object” at the last to complete your sentence.

Formula in English= Subject + Was/Were + 1st form of Verb + ing + Object

Formula in Hindi= विषय + था/थे + क्रिया का पहला रूप + ing + वस्तु

Structure of Past Continuous Tense in Hindi

We will discuss the structure of past continuous tense in detail. It contains methods and rules of making Affirmative, Negative, Interrogative, and Interrogative – Negative sentences.

Affirmative/Simple

Making affirmative sentences of past continuous tense is much easy. Just add “Subject”, helping verb “Was/Were”, “V 1st Form” and “ing” with “Object” for making a complete sentence. You will learn more easily by seeing the examples and formula below.

Formula in Hindi = विषय + था/थे + क्रिया का पहला रूप + ing + वस्तु

Formula in English= Subject + Was/Were + 1st form of Verb + ing + Object

Examples in Hindi and English:

HindiEnglish
मैं एक पत्र लिख रहा था।I was writing a letter.
मैं कल रात खाना बना रहा था।I was making dinner last night.
वह कक्षा में बात कर रही थी।She was talking in Classroom.
मेरा दोस्त अब कार ठीक कर रहा था।My friend was fixing the car now.
वे अमेरिका में काम कर रहे थे।They were working in America.
दोपहर में सूरज चमक रहा था।The sun was shining at noon.
वे पार्क में कॉफी पी रहे थे।They were drinking coffee at the park.
जॉन अखबार पढ़ रहा था।John was reading a newspaper.
वह लाइब्रेरी हॉल में बैठी थी।She was sitting in the library hall.
मैं Spotify म्यूजिक सुन रहा था।I was listening to Spotify music.
बेंजामिन स्टेडियम में क्रिकेट खेल रहे थे।Benjamin was playing cricket in the stadium.
मारिया कमरे में पढ़ रही थी।Maria was studying in the room.
वे थिएटर में टीवी देख रहे थे।They were watching TV in the hall.
एलिया विमान में यात्रा कर रही थीं।Elia was traveling on the plane.
एम्मा बाजार में खरीदारी कर रही थी।Emma was shopping in the market.
मधुर गीत गा रहे थे।They were singing melodious songs.
ओलिविया एक उपन्यास पढ़ रही थी।Olivia was reading a novel.
वह बाइक चला रहा था।He was riding a bike.
सोफिया एक ज्वैलरी शॉप की तलाश कर रही थी।Sophia was searching for a jewelry shop.
वे एक पॉडकास्ट सुन रहे थे।They were listening to a podcast.
एलिय्याह कार धो रहा था।Elijah was washing the car.

Negative

Don’t think so much, just add “not” after “Subject” and the remaining part of the formula will be the same as of affirmative formula.

Formula in Hindi = विषय + था/थे + नहीं + क्रिया का पहला रूप + ing + वस्तु

Formula in English= Subject + not +Was/Were + 1st form of Verb + ing + Object

Negative Examples of Past Continuous Tense in Hindi and English:

EnglishHindi
I was not writing a letter.मैं एक नहीं पत्र लिख रहा था।
I was not making dinner last night.मैं कल रात नहीं खाना बना रहा था।
She was not talking in Classroom.वह कक्षा में नहीं बात कर रही थी।
My friend was not fixing the car now.मेरा दोस्त अब नहीं कार ठीक कर रहा था।
They were not working in America.वे अमेरिका में नहीं काम कर रहे थे।
The sun was not shining at noon.दोपहर में सूरज नहीं चमक रहा था।
They were not drinking coffee at the park.वे पार्क में नहीं कॉफी पी रहे थे।
John was not reading a newspaper.जॉन अखबार पढ़ नहीं रहा था।
She was not sitting in the library hall.वह लाइब्रेरी हॉल नहीं में बैठी थी।
I was not listening to Spotify music.मैं Spotify म्यूजिक नहीं सुन रहा था।
Benjamin was not playing cricket in the stadium.बेंजामिन स्टेडियम में नहीं क्रिकेट खेल रहे थे।
Maria was not studying in the room.मारिया कमरे नहीं में पढ़ रही थी।
They were not watching TV in the hall.वे थिएटर में टीवी नहीं देख रहे थे।
Elia was not traveling on the plane.एलिया विमान नहीं में यात्रा कर रही थीं।
Emma was not shopping in the market.एम्मा बाजार में नहीं खरीदारी कर रही थी।
They were not singing melodious songs.मधुर गीत नहीं गा रहे थे।
Olivia was not reading a novel.ओलिविया एक नहीं उपन्यास पढ़ रही थी।
He was not riding a bike.वह बाइक नहीं चला रहा था।
Sophia was not searching for a jewelry shop.सोफिया एक ज्वैलरी शॉप की नहीं तलाश कर रही थी।
They were not listening to a podcast.वे एक नहीं पॉडकास्ट सुन रहे थे।
Elijah was not washing the car.एलिय्याह कार नहीं धो रहा था।

Interrogative

To make an interrogative sentence of past continuous, put helping verb “Was/Were” at the beginning, add “Subject” and “Verb 1st form”, then add “ing” and “Object” with a question mark “?” to make a complete sentence. We have given its formula and examples below.

Formula in English = Was/Were + Subject + 1st form of Verb + ing + Object +?

Formula in Hindi = था/थे + विषय + क्रिया का पहला रूप + ing + वस्तु +?

Examples in Hindi and English:

HindiEnglish
क्या मैं पत्र लिख रहा था?Was I writing a letter?
क्या मैं कल रात खाना बना रहा था?Was I making dinner last night?
क्या वह कक्षा में बात कर रही थी?Was she talking in Classroom?
क्या मेरा दोस्त अब कार ठीक कर रहा था?Was my friend fixing the car now?
क्या वे अमेरिका में काम कर रहे थे?Were they working in America?
क्या दोपहर में सूरज चमक रहा था?Was the sun shining at noon?
क्या वे पार्क में कॉफी पी रहे थे?Were they drinking coffee at the park?
क्या जॉन अखबार पढ़ रहा था?Was John reading the newspaper?
क्या वह लाइब्रेरी हॉल में बैठी थी?Was she sitting in the library hall?
क्या मैं Spotify संगीत सुन रहा था?Was I listening to spotify music?
क्या बेंजामिन स्टेडियम में क्रिकेट खेल रहे थे?Was Benjamin playing cricket in the stadium?
क्या मारिया कमरे में पढ़ रही थी?Was Maria studying in the room?
क्या वे हॉल में टीवी देख रहे थे?Were they watching TV in the hall?
क्या एलिया प्लेन में सफर कर रही थीं?Was Elia traveling on the plane?
क्या एम्मा बाजार में खरीदारी कर रही थी?Was Emma shopping in the market?
क्या वे मधुर गीत गा रहे थे?Were they singing melodious songs?
क्या ओलिविया उपन्यास पढ़ रही थी?Was Olivia reading a novel?
क्या वह बाइक चला रहा था?Was he riding a bike?
क्या सोफिया गहने की दुकान खोज रही थी?Was Sophia searching for a jewelry shop?
क्या वे पॉडकास्ट सुन रहे थे?Were they listening to a podcast?
क्या एलिय्याह कार धो रहा था?Was Elijah washing the car?

Interrogative Negative

The formula of making Interrogative – Negative sentence is the same as of interrogative. You have to add “not” after “Subject” and there is no need to change the remaining part. There are extra examples and exercises which make your concept clearer.

Formula in English = Was/Were + Subject + 1st form of Verb + ing + Object +?

Formula in Hindi = था/थे + विषय + नहीं + क्रिया का पहला रूप + ing + वस्तु +?

Examples in Hindi and English:

HindiEnglish
क्या मैं पत्र नहीं लिख रहा था?Was I not writing a letter?
क्या मैं कल रात खाना नहीं बना रहा था?Was I not making dinner last night?
क्या वह कक्षा में बात नहीं कर रही थी?Was she not talking in Classroom?
क्या मेरा दोस्त अभी कार ठीक नहीं कर रहा था?Was my friend not fixing car now?
क्या वे अमेरिका में काम नहीं कर रहे थे?Were they not working in America?
क्या दोपहर के समय सूरज नहीं चमक रहा था?Was the sun not shining at noon?
क्या वे पार्क में कॉफी नहीं पी रहे थे?Were they not drinking coffee at park?
क्या जॉन अखबार नहीं पढ़ रहा था?Was John not reading newspaper?
क्या वह लाइब्रेरी हॉल में नहीं बैठी थी?Was she not sitting in the library hall?
क्या मैं Spotify संगीत नहीं सुन रहा था?Was I not listening spotify music?
क्या बेंजामिन स्टेडियम में क्रिकेट नहीं खेल रहे थे?Was Benjamin not playing cricket in the stadium?
क्या मारिया कमरे में नहीं पढ़ रही थी?Was Maria not studying in the room?
क्या वे हॉल में टीवी नहीं देख रहे थे?Were they not watching TV in the hall?
क्या एलिया विमान में यात्रा नहीं कर रही थी?Was Elia not travelling in the plane?
क्या एम्मा बाजार में खरीदारी नहीं कर रही थी?Was Emma not shopping in the market?
क्या वे मधुर गीत नहीं गा रहे थे?Were they not singing melodious songs?
क्या ओलिविया उपन्यास नहीं पढ़ रही थी?Was Olivia not reading a novel?
क्या वह बाइक नहीं चला रहा था?Was he not riding a bike?
क्या सोफिया गहने की दुकान नहीं खोज रही थी?Was Sophia not searching for a jewelry shop?
क्या वे पॉडकास्ट नहीं सुन रहे थे?Were they not listening a podcast?
क्या एलिय्याह कार नहीं धो रहा था?Was Elijah not washing the car?

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Final Words

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