under the above title, are presented simple sentences in Sanskrit
which can be used in day to day conversations at the very mundane level. There are a thousand sentences covering day
to day interactions at the home, school, office, market, festivals, religious
and other functions etc. Practice of
these sentences, it is hoped, will enable children and adults to communicate in
grammatical Sanskrit at the most elementary level in day-to-day situations. The
English translation conveys the meaning without attempting a word for word
translation which is not practical due to differences in syntax, structure of
sentences, cultural differences etc.
– परस्परम् ( between mother and father)
आगच्छन्ति वा? Will you come a bit early
आनयन्तु While coming in the evening bring some soap
वा? Shall we invite them on Sunday?
इति वदति स्म The girl was talking about
something she wanted
Please remember to bring without fail
विलंबः? Why late every day?
आगच्छन्ति? What time you will come today?
दत्त्वा गच्छामि I shall give the key in the next house and then go
Why do you call every now and then?
किञ्चित् पश्यन्तु Everything is there
only, please look around a bit
वा? Is there anything to eat now?
अस्ति वा? Today coffee or something is there?
कृतम् You haven’t bathed until now
इति उक्तवन्तः You only had said ‘not required’?
लभ्यते When required even one/ nothing is available
Got your salary?
दातव्यं अस्ति For milk (we) have to give
These people always quarrel
Why do you say so?
इति प्रथमं एव द्रष्टव्यम् The first
thing to be seen is whether it exists or does not exist.
गच्छंतु On the way inquire with the
tailor and then go
वा? Did you take my pen?
उपविशातु Father is there, sit down and keep quiet
पाठयति वा? Akka, Will you teach me maths a bit?
एव पाठितवान् Our teacher has taught like this only
Where is your pen?
स्वीकृतवान्? Why did you take my
Let (him) suffer
अहम् I know everything about you
नास्ति, केवलं अटति No study, nothing, only wandering
You read much, (I) know
मार्गे मिलितः Today I met with your friend on the way
Today (I) met your friend
Did (he) say anything?
वा? You remember when the exams are, no?
Ramesh is calling you
See, nose is flowing
आगच्छतु Blow (clean) your nose and come
कुर्याम् Something had to be told, I
will do it
लिखतु, don’t use pencil, write with pen
आगच्छामि wait, I shall change my shirt and come
This shirt is very tight
That shirt is not so
– Both are of the same height (status)
अस्वस्थाः All in our house are ill(indisposed)
Mosquitoes and mosquitoes
वा Is there no one inside?
workmen are difficult to get
In that case, I shall get you panakam
उत चायम्? You drink coffee or tea?
अनुभवतु Take a little rest
? (You) have to go today itself?
Stay for a couple of days, sir
आसीत् ? Had you sound sleep in the night?
भोः There is no sleep at all in the night, sir
आगच्छति (He) has gone somewhere here
only, (he) will come now
Good wishes for Makara Samkranti
ददातु May the New Year give renewed
शुभमयं भवतु May your marital life be auspicious
सुमधुरं भूयात् May the marital life of the newly-wed couple be very sweet
भवतु May your project become well-known
Live for a hundred years prospering.
your roads ( travel) be auspicious