Using “To Like”

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In Marathi “To Like” i.e. “To be fond of” is आवडणे (AvaDaNe)

Sntence formation is bit different.  In english we say :-
I like mango.
She likes dancing.

Here verb like is formed according to subject/doer of action. But in Marathi subject “आवडणे is formed as per object.
Something like saying “Mango is liked by me”. Example will me it clear. 

Examples :- 
I like mango :- मला आंबा आवडतो  (malA AMbA AvaDato )
She likes dancing :- तिला नाचणे/नाचायला आवडते (tilA nAchaNe/nAchAyalA AvaDate)
He likes maggi :- त्याला मॅगी आवडते  (tyAlA m~agI AvaDate )
They liked program :- त्यांना कार्यक्रम आवडला (tyAMnA kAryakram AvaDalA)
They will like lunch :- त्यांना जेवण आवडेल (tyAMnA jevaN AvaDel)

Use of verb “Like” to show similarity.
e.g.
Your shirt is like mine.
Her writing style is like a great artist.

We have seen that, in Marathi, “सारखा” is the preposition used to show the similarity. The form of सारखा”( sArakhA) will change as per gender and multiplicity of object. i.e. it will follow आ-ई-ए-ए-या-ई(A-I-e-e-yA-I) rule rule

So forms will be :-  सारखा - सारखी - सारखे - सारखे - सारख्या - सारखी
(sArakhA - sArakhI - sArakhe - sArakhe - sArakhyA - sArakhI)


Examples :- 
He is like me :- तो माझ्यासारखा आहे (to mAjhyAsArakhA Ahe)
Her pant is like mine :- तिची पॅंट माझ्यासारखी आहे (tichI p~aMT mAjhyAsArakhI aahe)
His singling was like Lata’s :- त्याचे गाणे लतासारखे होते (tyAche gANe latAsArakhe hote)
Do not speak like a fool :- मूर्खासारखे बोलू नकोस (mUrkhAsArakhe bolU nakos)

Listen examples in this lesson at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL97qOi_Qqc
For using "To Like" with other verbs, refer article :- 
http://kaushiklele-learnmarathi.blogspot.in/2012/07/using-to-like-with-other-verbs.html


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