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81 [eighty-one]

Past tense 1

 


‫81 [هشتاد و یک]‬

‫ زمان گذشته 1‬

 

 
to write
‫نوشتن‬
neveshtan
He wrote a letter.
‫او (مرد) یک نامه نوشت.‬
oo yek nâme nevesht.
And she wrote a card.
‫و او (زن) یک کارت پستال نوشت.‬
va oo yek kârte postâl nevesht.
 
 
 
 
to read
‫خواندن‬
khândan
He read a magazine.
‫او (مرد) یک مجله خواند.‬
oo yek majale khând.
And she read a book.
‫و او (زن) یک کتاب خواند.‬
va oo yek ketâb khând.
 
 
 
 
to take
‫گرفتن‬
gereftan
He took a cigarette.
‫او (مرد) یک سیگار برداشت.‬
oo yek sigâr bardâsht.
She took a piece of chocolate.
‫او (زن) یک تکه شکلات برداشت.‬
oo yek tekeh shokolât bardâsht.
 
 
 
 
He was disloyal, but she was loyal.
‫او (مرد) بی وفا بود، اما او (زن) با وفا بود.‬
oo bivafâ bud, ammâ oo bâvafâ bud.
He was lazy, but she was hard-working.
‫او (مرد) تنبل بود، اما او (زن) کاری بود.‬
oo tanbal bud, ammâ oo kâri bud.
He was poor, but she was rich.
‫او (مرد) فقیر بود، اما او (زن) ثروتمند بود.‬
oo faghir bud, ammâ oo servatmand bud.
 
 
 
 
He had no money, only debts.
‫او (مرد) پول نداشت، بلکه بدهکار بود.‬
oo pool nadâsht, balke bedehkâr bud.
He had no luck, only bad luck.
‫او (مرد) شانس نداشت، بلکه بد شانس بود.‬
oo shâns nadâsht, balke bad shâns bud.
He had no success, only failure.
‫او (مرد) موفقیتی نداشت، بلکه ناموفق بود.‬
oo movaf-faghiati nadâsht, balke nâmovafagh bud.
 
 
 
 
He was not satisfied, but dissatisfied.
‫او (مرد) راضی نبود، بلکه ناراضی بود.‬
oo râzi nabud, balke nârâzi bud.
He was not happy, but sad.
‫او (مرد) خوشبخت نبود، بلکه بدبخت بود.‬
oo khoshbakht nabud, balke badbakht bud.
He was not friendly, but unfriendly.
‫او (مرد) خوش برخورد نبود، بلکه بدبرخورد بود.‬
oo khosh barkhord nabud, balke badbarkhord bud.
 
 
 
 
 


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