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Top 5 Causative Verbs in Hindi Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Hindi Language

Causative verbs are important and used very often in Hindi. These are verbs denote an action which is not directly performed by the subject but indirectly through some agent. These are verbs which end in “वाना” such as करवाना, चलवाना, पकवाना, लिखवाना, पिटवाना, पढ़वाना, मिलवाना, सिखवाना, खिलवाना etc. In this post, let me show you top 5 causative verbs in Hindi.

In example sentences, you can notice that the ending “वाना” changes to “वाया” for masculine object and “वाई” for feminine object. Lets have a look on how to use causative verbs in Hindi with some examples.

1. करवाना – Karvaana – to cause to do

Example: अध्यापक ने मुझ से बहुत काम करवाया ।
Adhyaapak ne mujh se bahut kaam karvaaya.
Teacher had me work hard.

2. पकवाना – Pakvaana – to cause to cook

Example: मैंने कल बहन से खाना पकवाया ।
Maine kal bahen se khaana pakvaaya.
I had my sister cook yesterday.

3. लिखवाना – Likhvaana – to cause to write

Example: अध्यापक ने सुरेश से बहुत लिखवाया ।
Adyaapak ne shayam se bahut likhvaaya.
Teacher had Shyam to write a lot.

4. पिटवाना – Pitvaana – to cause to beat

Example: राहुल ने राकेश को अपने दोस्तों से पिटवाया ।
Rahul ne Rakesh ko aapne dosto se pitvaaya.
Rahul had his friend to beat Rakesh.

5. मिलवाना – Milvaana – to cause to meet

Example: कमल ने मुझ को उसके मित्रों से मिलवाया ।
Kamal ne mujh ko uske mitron se milvaaya.
Kamal had his friends met me.

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. Shawn:

    Shouldn’t example #2 actually read:

    मैंने कल बहिन से खाना पकवाया
    Maine kal behan se khaana pakvaaya

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Shawn Namaste Shawn,

      You are absolutely right! It was a mistake, sorry for that. I have made the correction.
      Thanks for pointing that out! 🙂

  2. Firoz:

    Kindly let me know why is being used infinite verb perfect participle in causative verb