Some fundamental Sanskrit phrases are more valuable than others.
Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.
The essential Sanskrit phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Sanskrit or are already fluent.
If you’re soon traveling to a Sanskrit-speaking place, these will be especially useful to you.
The following are the basic Sanskrit words and sentences that you must know:
- My name is …
Use this term to tell someone your name.
2. What’s your name?
Tav nam kim?
Use this phrase to ask someone his/her name.
3. How are you?
Use this phrase to ask someone how he or she is?
4. Pleased to meet you
Bhawatā saha sanyogah santoshakarah
Use this phease to tell how much pleased you are to meet someone.
5. Reply to ‘How are you?’
Use this phrase to tell someone that you are fine.
6. Where’s the toilet / bathroom?
Nepathyagruham kutra asti?
Use this phrase to ask where the washroom is.
7. Do you speak English?
Gurundikā bhāshate vā?
Use this phrase to ask someone to speak English.
8. Sorry, I don’t speak Sanskrit
Ksmyatam, aham sanskrit / sanskritre na vadami [क्षम्यताम्, अहम् संस्कृतं / संस्कृते न वदामि।]
Use this phrase to tell you not to speak Sanskrit.
Basic Sanskrit words that you should know:
- Why? – KimarTham?
- Good Morning – Shubh Prabatum
- Good Night – Shubh Raatri
- I am – Aham
- One – Eka
- There – Tatha
- He – Sa
- She – Saa
- Tree – Vrksa
- I am Rama’s friend – Aham asmi rAmasya miwram
- Let us meet again – Punarmilaamaha
- Father – Janak
- No – Naiva
- That – Tat
The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.
And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.