February 17, 2013


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The adjective जारी means “ongoing” / “underway”. It is used with a variety of verbs to indicate an ongoing action. जारी is an indeclinable adjective (i.e., its form never changes).

जारी होना

जारी होना indicates that an action is in progress.

खोये हुए सोने की तलाश जारी है – “A search for the lost gold is underway”

जारी रहना

जारी रहना indicates that an action is continuing to be in progress.

उसने कहा कि भ्रष्टाचार के ख़िलाफ़ लड़ाई जारी रहेगी – “He said that the fight against corruption will continue”

जारी रखना

जारी रखना is a transitive counterpart to जारी होना. It indicates that some agent continues to do something.

जब तक मांगें पूरी न हों तब तक वे प्रदर्शन जारी रखेंगे – “They will continue the demonstration as long as the demands are not met”

जारी करना

जारी करना is commonly used to mean “to issue” (e.g., a decree, document, etc.)

अदालत ने उसके गिरफ्तारी का परवाना जारी किया – “The court issued a warrant for his arrest”


  • Hi David, could you please explain more this phraze “जारी करना is also an intransitive counterpart that can indicate an agent starting something.”. Just it is not very clear for me why it is intransitive, please write some example.

    • Hey, Kateryna! That was an error. I meant to write “transitive”. Thanks for letting me know about the mistake! I’ve updated the article. This word is primarily used to mean “to issue (something)”, so I omitted that remark.