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Chicken Tikka Masala Posted by on Sep 28, 2009

Chicken Tikka Masala (चिकन टिक्का मसाला) is a curry dish with chicken tikka. Chicken tikkas (मुर्ग़ टिक्का) are roasted chicken chunks. The chicken is prepared by separating it from the bone and cutting it into chuncks on skewers. Then the chicken is marinated in spices like turmeric powder and yogurt. Then the chicken is baked in…

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Answers Posted by on Sep 25, 2009

She slept. To sleep = सोना. (वह सोई) We cleaned the room. To clean = साफ करना. Room = कमरा. (हमने कमरा साफ किया) The toy broke. To break = टूटना. Toy = खिलौना. (खिलौना टूटा) I laughed (feminine). To laugh = हंसना. (मैं हँसी) He picked up the pen. To pick = उठाना. Pen…

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Transitive and Intransitive Exercise Posted by on Sep 22, 2009

Try to translate these sentences into Hini. There will be a mix of both intransitive and transitive verbs. She slept. To sleep = सोना. We cleaned the room. To clean = साफ करना. Room = कमरा. The toy broke. To break = टूटना. Toy = खिलौना. I laughed (feminine). To laugh = हंसना. He picked…

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Intransitive Verbs in the Past Tense Posted by on Sep 19, 2009

When an action performed by the doer only affects himself/herself, the verb is called an intransitive verb. In the sentence, “Tom sang a song,” sang is an intransitive verb because Tom and no one else is singing a song. Let’s use the verb “to come” (आ) as an example. I came (masculine) – मैं आया…

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Transitive Verbs Ending in a Consonant Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

There are also transitive verbs that end in a consonant in the simple past tense. For these verbs, the suffix आ is attached to the stem of the verb. I wrote – मैंने लिखा We wrote – हमने लिखा You wrote – आपने लिखा He wrote – उसने लिखा She wrote – उसने लिखा They…

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