Marathi Negation

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Marathi Negation

Learning the Marathi Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Marathi language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Marathi.

Marathi negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Marathi, negation words are ‘Nahi’, ‘Nako’ which are usually used at the end of sentence.


 Me he karu shakat nahi.(I can't do this). 

Tyana karayal kahi nahi.(they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

 He karu nako.(Don’t do this.)

Here are some examples:

English NegationMarathi Negation
Negationnakaar - नकार
he is not heretao itho nahi - ताो इथो नाही
that is not my bookto mazo pustak nahi - तो माझो पुsतक नाही
do not enteraat youu nakao - अात योउु नकाो

Notice the structure of the Negation in Marathi.

List of Negation in Marathi

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Marathi placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Marathi vocabulary.

English NegationMarathi Negation
I don't speakmi baolat nahi - मी बाोलत नाही
I don't writemi lihit nahi - मी लिहीत नाही
I don't drivemi gadi chalvat nahi - मी गाडी चालवत नाही
I don't lovemi p`om karat nahi - मी प`ोम करत नाही
I don't givemi dot nahi - मी दोत नाही
I don't smilemi hasat nahi - मी हसत नाही
I don't takemi ghot nahi - मी घोत नाही
he doesn't speaktao baolat nahi - ताो बाोलत नाही
he doesn't writetao lihit nahi - ताो लिहीत नाही
he doesn't drivetao gadi chalvat nahi - ताो गाडी चालवत नाही
he doesn't lovetao p`om karat nahi - ताो प`ोम करत नाही
he doesn't givetao dot nahi - ताो दोत नाही
he doesn't smiletao hasat nahi - ताो हसत नाही
he doesn't taketao ghot nahi - ताो घोत नाही
we don't speakaamhi baolat nahi - अाmही बाोलत नाही
we don't writeaamhi lihit nahi - अाmही लिहीत नाही
we don't driveaamhi gadi chalvat nahi - अाmही गाडी चालवत नाही
we don't loveaamhi p`om karat nahi - अाmही प`ोम करत नाही
we don't giveaamhi dot nahi - अाmही दोत नाही
we don't smileaamhi hasat nahi - अाmही हसत नाही
we don't takeaamhi ghot nahi - अाmही घोत नाही

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