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81 [eighty-one]

Past tense 1


೮೧ [ಎಂಬತ್ತೊಂದು]

ಭೂತಕಾಲ ೧


to write
He wrote a letter.
ಅವನು ಒಂದು ಪತ್ರವನ್ನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದ.
Avanu ondu patravannu baredidda.
And she wrote a card.
ಮತ್ತು ಅವಳು ಒಂದು ಕಾಗದವನ್ನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಳು
Mattu avaḷu ondu kāgadavannu barediddaḷu
to read
He read a magazine.
ಅವನು ಒಂದು ನಿಯತಕಾಲಿಕವನ್ನು ಓದಿದ್ದ.
Avanu ondu niyatakālikavannu ōdidda.
And she read a book.
ಅವಳು ಒಂದು ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಓದಿದ್ದಳು.
Avaḷu ondu pustakavannu ōdiddaḷu.
to take
ತೆಗೆದು ಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು
Tegedu koḷḷuvudu
He took a cigarette.
ಅವನು ಒಂದು ಸಿಗರೇಟ್ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡ.
avanu ondu sigarēṭ tegedukoṇḍa.
She took a piece of chocolate.
ಅವಳು ಒಂದು ಚೂರು ಚಾಕೊಲೇಟ್ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡಳು.
Avaḷu ondu cūru cākolēṭ tegedukoṇḍaḷu.
He was disloyal, but she was loyal.
ಅವನು (ಅವಳಿಗೆ) ಮೋಸ ಮಾಡಿದ, ಆದರೆ ಅವಳು ನಿಷ್ಠೆಯಿಂದ ಇದ್ದಳು.
Avanu (avaḷige) mōsa māḍida, ādare avaḷu niṣṭheyinda iddaḷu.
He was lazy, but she was hard-working.
ಅವನು ಸೋಮಾರಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ, ಆದರೆ ಅವಳು ಚುರುಕಾಗಿದ್ದಳು.
Avanu sōmāriyāgidda, ādare avaḷu curukāgiddaḷu.
He was poor, but she was rich.
ಆವನು ಬಡವನಾಗಿದ್ದ, ಆದರೆ ಅವಳು ಶ್ರೀಮಂತಳಾಗಿದ್ದಳು.
Āvanu baḍavanāgidda, ādare avaḷu śrīmantaḷāgiddaḷu.
He had no money, only debts.
ಅವನ ಬಳಿ ಹಣವಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಸಾಲಗಳಿದ್ದವು.
Avana baḷi haṇaviralilla, badalāgi sālagaḷiddavu.
He had no luck, only bad luck.
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಅದೃಷ್ಟವಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬದಲಾಗಿ ದುರಾದೃಷ್ಟವಿತ್ತು
Avanige adr̥ṣṭaviralilla, badalāgi durādr̥ṣṭavittu
He had no success, only failure.
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಗೆಲುವು ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಕೇವಲ ಸೋಲಿತ್ತು.
avanige geluvu iralilla, badalāgi kēvala sōlittu.
He was not satisfied, but dissatisfied.
ಅವನು ಸಂತುಷ್ಟನಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಅಸಂತುಷ್ಟನಾಗಿದ್ದ.
Avanu santuṣṭanāgiralilla, badalāgi asantuṣṭanāgidda.
He was not happy, but sad.
ಅವನು ಸಂತೋಷವಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಬದಲಾಗಿ ದುಃಖಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ.
Avanu santōṣavāgiralilla, badalāgi duḥkhiyāgidda.
He was not friendly, but unfriendly.
ಅವನು ಸ್ನೇಹಪರನಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಸ್ನೇಹಭಾವ ಇಲ್ಲದವನಾಗಿದ್ದ.
Avanu snēhaparanāgiralilla. Badalāgi snēhabhāva illadavanāgidda.

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