Lesson Details

Cafetalk

Learn Basic Sanskrit 101

30 Mins P 5,000 Trial 10 Mins P 1500
tutor_image Singh
Other Language Good for beginners Grammar Yoga & Meditation

Learn Sanskrit : The Language of Gods . Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is also one of the 22 official languages of India. The name Sanskrit means "refined".

 Regarding Camera Usage


I require both parties to have the camera on. Thank you for your understanding. If you don't have a camera and want to use the audio then I may or may not accept your request . Please let me know about this if  you have issues in this area.




Beginners 101: Sanskrit through English 


Beginner’s course is for you if you would like to learn basic Sanskrit 


There will be classes of 25  minutes.


Details of the Course:


 


Unit 1: Total number of  classes :  10  to 15 Classes 


 


1. Introduction to Sanskrit letters. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari)


This lesson introduces the Devanagari scripts. Introduces Swara, Vyanjana, Alpaprana and Mahaprana etc. By the end of this Unit you will learn to read the words in Sanskrit. 


 


Unit 2: Total number of classes : 15 to 30


 


2. Namapada 


Introduction to Nouns in Sanskrit. Few examples of nouns. By the end of this lesson looking at the non forms you will be able to recognize masculine, feminine and neuter nouns. You will also be introduced to Numbers in Sanskrit. 


 


3. Vibhakti and Vachanani 


Few more examples of simple nouns that can be used in day-to-day conversations. Introduction to Vibhakti, Ekavachana, Dvivachana and Bahuvachana. Selected examples that would enable student to understand the concepts easily.


 


4. Kriyapada  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit_verbs))


Introduction to Sanskrit verbs. Examples of simple day-to-day usable verbs. Introduction to tenses and few examples of tenses to give the big picture.


5. Tenses 


Object is to understand different tenses and changing forms for verbs. Selected few verbs and the examples of variation of the verb forms in different persons and singular-plural forms.


6. Sandhee


Introduction to Sandhee. Many examples of making a complex words by using simple words. Introduction to different kinds of Sandhee. Few examples and rules governing each Sandhee.


7. Samasa (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit_compounds)


Importance of Samasa. How is it different from Sandhee. Concepts of different Samasa and rules governing each Samasa. Few selected words from Veda/Upanishat as examples.


8. Simple Sentences


Construction of simple sentences.Things to remember while constructing a sentence in Sanskrit.


9. Simple Conversation


Encourage student to make simple conversations, and prove student's ability to make simple sentences. Conversations can be ad hoc and in the first instances and it is really important to make things wrong and know why it is wrong. The theme of this class is to give confidence to student to make simple conversations.


10. Exercises


Exercises based on what student has learned so far. 


At the end of the class few words will be introduced to increase student's vocabulary in Sanskrit.


 

Material: Flexible

Tutor's profile

Lessons offered by this tutor