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Past perfect continuous tense examples in Hindi to English translation

The past perfect continuous tense in Hindi is formed by using the past tense of the auxiliary verb "होना" (hona) along with the present participle of the main verb. Here are some examples along with their English translations:

1. मैंने दो घंटे से पढ़ाई कर रहा था।

   English: I had been studying for two hours.

2. तुम्होंने कितने समय से इंतजार किया था?

   English: How long had you been waiting?

3. हम दोनों रात भर बातें कर रहे थे।

   English: We had been talking all night.

4. वह अपना नाटक रच रही थी।

   English: She had been composing her play.

5. तुमने उसे कहा था कि तुम उसकी मदद कर रहे थे।

   English: You had been telling him that you were helping him.

6. वे अपना बच्चे के लिए खोज रहे थे।

   English: They had been searching for their child.

In these examples, the past perfect continuous tense is used to describe actions that were ongoing in the past and were still happening up to a certain point or event. The present participle (like कर रहा था, इंतजार किया था, बातें कर रहे थे) and the past tense of the auxiliary verb "होना" (hona) together convey the continuous aspect of the action that was happening before another event in the past. This tense helps in expressing the duration and continuity of an action leading up to a specific time in the past.