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Use of Was and Were

When any sentences resembles about past things and the activity done in past time then those kind of sentences we use was and were. In another explanations if any sentences has Hindi wording as (था, थी, थीं, थे) at the end then we use was and were in that sentence. Let’s learn the use of was and were in Hindi and English in this chapter.

Use of was and were in Hindi

जब कोई वाक्य पिछली चीजों और पिछले समय में की गई गतिविधि का पता होता है, तो उस तरह के वाक्यों में Was और Were का उपयोग किया जाता हैं। एक अन्य तरीके से समझे यदि किसी वाक्य में अंत में (था, थी, थीं, थे) के रूप में हिंदी शब्द है तो हम उन वाक्यों में Was और Were का उपयोग करते है।

PersonSingular NumberPlural Number
First PersonI – Was We – Were
Second PersonYou – WereYou – Were
Third PersonHe – Was
She – Was
It – Was
Name – Was
They – Were
Use of Was and Were – English Philosophy
Use of Was and Were - English Philosophy
Use of Was and Were – English Philosophy

Use of Was and Were in Affirmative Sentence

Rule to translate Hindi to English of Simple sentence or Affirmative sentence or Assertive sentence.

Rule : Subject + Helping verb (Was / Were)+ Objects + Etc.

Example of was were in HindiExample of was were in English
वह एक चालक था|He was a driver.
राम और गोपी किसान थे|Ram and Gopi were farmers.
वे लोग डॉक्टर थे|They were doctors.
आप एक लेखक थे|You were a writer.
मेरे मित्रगण नेता थे|My friends were leaders.
Use of Was and Were in Affirmative Sentence – English Philosophy

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Use of Was and Were - Affirmative Sentence

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वे लोग डॉक्टर थे|

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वह एक चालक था|

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मेरे मित्रगण नेता थे|

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वे एक अध्यापक थी|

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श्याम बाबू एक वकील थे|

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आपलोग किसान थे|

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हम लोग अफसर थे|

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आप एक योद्धा थे|

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आप एक लेखक थे|

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आप एक कवि थे|

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Use of Was and Were in Negative Sentence

Rule to translate Hindi to English of Negative Sentence.

Rule : Subject + Helping verb (Was / Were)+ Not + Objects + Etc.

Example of was were in HindiExample of was were in English
वे लोग कमज़ोर नहीं थे|They were not weak.
तुम एक चालक नहीं थे|You were not a driver.
राम एक साधु नहीं था|Ram was not a saint.
हम लोग खिलाडी नहीं थे|We were not players.
तुम्हारी माँ उपस्तिथि नहीं थी|Your mother was not present.
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Use of Was and Were - Negative Sentence

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हमलोग भिखारी नहीं थे|

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तुम एक चालक नहीं थे|

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सीता एक नर्स नहीं थी|

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वे लोग कमज़ोर नहीं थे|

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हम लोग खिलाडी नहीं थे|

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राम एक साधु नहीं था|

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मैं कलाकार नहीं था|

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राम और गोपी किसान नहीं थे|

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तुम्हारी माँ उपस्तिथि नहीं थी|

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मेरा भाई अभियंता नहीं था|

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Use of Was and Were in Interrogative Sentence

Rule to translate Hindi to English of Interrogative Sentence.

Rule : Helping verb (Was / Were) + Subject + Objects + Etc.

If there is Interrogative words in sentence.

Rule : Interrogative word + Helping verb (Was / Were) + Subject + Objects + Etc.

Example of was were in HindiExample of was were in English
क्या मैं गलत था?Was I wrong?
क्या भारतीय किसान मेहनती नहीं थे?Were Indian farmers not laborious?
तुम क्यों उदास थे?Why were you sad?
वे लोग क्यों चोर थे?Why were they thief?
वे लोग कैसे मेरे दोस्त नहीं थे?How were they not my friends?
Use of Was and Were in Interrogative Sentence – English Philosophy

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क्या राम और श्याम दोषी थे?

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क्या वे लोग किसान नहीं थे?

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वे लोग कैसे मेरे दोस्त नहीं थे?

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क्या भारतीय किसान मेहनती नहीं थे?

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तुम क्यों उदास थे?

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आप लोग अच्छे खिलाड़ी क्यों नहीं थे?

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वे लोग कैसे बुरे थे?

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वे लोग क्यों चोर थे?

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क्या तुम पागल थे?

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क्या मैं गलत था?

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Use of Was and Were in HindiUse of Was and Were in English
आपलोग किसान थे|You were farmers.
वह एक चालक था|He was a driver.
राम और गोपी किसान थे|Ram and Gopi were farmers.
वे लोग डॉक्टर थे|They were doctors.
हम लोग अफसर थे|We were officers.
आप एक लेखक थे|You were a writer.
वे एक अध्यापक थी|She was a teacher.
श्याम बाबू एक वकील थे|Shyam babu was a lawyer.
मेरे मित्रगण नेता थे|My friends were leaders.
आप एक योद्धा थे|You were a warrior.
आप एक कवि थे|You were a poet.
वे लोग कमज़ोर नहीं थे|They were not weak.
हमलोग भिखारी नहीं थे|We were not beggars.
तुम एक चालक नहीं थे|You were not a driver.
सीता एक नर्स नहीं थी|Seeta was not a nurse.
राम एक साधु नहीं था|Ram was not a saint.
मेरा भाई अभियंता नहीं था|My brother was not engineer.
हम लोग खिलाडी नहीं थे|We were not players.
मैं कलाकार नहीं था|I was not artist.
तुम्हारी माँ उपस्तिथि नहीं थी|Your mother was not present.
क्या मैं गलत था?Was i wrong?
क्या राम और श्याम दोषी थे?Was Ram and shyam guilty?
क्या तुम पागल नहीं थे?Were you not mad?
क्या भारतीय किसान मेहनती नहीं थे?Were Indian farmers not laborious?
क्या वे लोग किसान नहीं थे?Were they not farmers?
तुम क्यों उदास थे?Why were you sad?
वे लोग कैसे बुरे थे?How were they bad?
वे लोग क्यों चोर थे?Why were they thief?
आप लोग अच्छे खिलाड़ी क्यों नहीं थे?Why were you not good players?
वे लोग कैसे मेरे दोस्त नहीं थे?How were they not my friends?
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