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The verbs in Tamil are classified into two categories: Strong verbs and Weak verbs. Turning a verb root into a present tense verb depends on if the verb is a weak or strong verb:

Take some time to dive into these other pages after completing this lesson: Verb Classes, Adjective and Adverb Relationships, How to Use Be & Adjective (பெயரடை).

Present Tense - Weak Verbs[edit | edit source]

The present tense refers to a sentence where the action is currently taking place. Examples of present tense sentences are “He runs”, “She reads”, and “They play”.

Structure[edit | edit source]

verb root + கிற் + verb suffix

Examples[edit | edit source]

Tamil English
நாய் தூங்குகிறது The dog sleeps
அவர்கள் விளையாடுகிறார்கள் They play
அவன் வாங்குகிறான் He buys

Present Tense - Strong Verbs[edit | edit source]

Structure[edit | edit source]

verb root + க்கிற் + verb suffix

Examples[edit | edit source]

Tamil English
கமலா படிக்கிறாள் Kamala reads
நீ பார்க்கிறாய் You watch
நான் நினைக்கிறேன் I think

More Examples[edit | edit source]

Tamil English
அவள் வேகமாக நடப்பாள் She walks too fast
நான் தினமும் இருமுறை குளிக்கிறேன் I bath twice a day
நான் எனது தோழிக்கு கவிதை எழுதுகிறேன் I write a poem to my friend
நாம் இந்தியாவில் வாழ்கிறோம் We live in India
நிலா பூமியை சுற்றுகிறது The moon moves around the earth
சில மனிதர்களுக்கு கார உணவு பிடிக்கும் Some people like spicy food

Video[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Basic English Grammar in Tamil | Simple Present Tense - YouTube[edit | edit source]

LEARN TAMIL - 05 " PRESENT TENSE " & " CONJUGATION ...[edit | edit source]

Present & Past Tense in Tamil - YouTube[edit | edit source]

SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE IN TAMIL - YouTube[edit | edit source]

Other Lessons[edit | edit source]

Table of Contents - Tamil Course - 0 to A1[edit source]

Introduction to Tamil Grammar

Daily Life Vocabulary

Verbs and Tenses

Profession and Work Vocabulary

Tamil Culture and Customs

Adjectives and Adverbs

Health and Fitness Vocabulary

Cases and Postpositions

Nature, Environment and Wildlife Vocabulary

Tamil Literature and History

Negation and Interrogation

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