Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 1-B: The New Downloadable “Exercises” and “Answers to Exercises” sheets (PDFs)

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This video is about the new “Exercises” and “Answers to Exercises” sheets that are now downloadable next to (some of) the exercise videos. My current goal is to provide all the exercise videos with these separately downloadable sheets.

Example sheets (PDFs) from Lesson 5-E2:
Lesson 5-E2: Exercises
Lesson 5-E2: Answers to Exercises

Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 1-A: Introduction

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NOTE: Also see my new video “Lesson 1B: The New Downloadable “Exercise” and “Answers to Exercises” sheets (PDFs)” available here.

This is a video in the “Learn Sanskrit” series. It is focused on establishing a basic knowledge of Sanskrit grammar and sentence construction, as well as a knowledge of pronunciation and spelling (both in roman transliteration and in Devanagari).

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Sanskrit च ca ‘and’: Syntax, Usage, Composition

Summary: This article is on the Sanskrit word च ca, which may not only mean ‘and’, but also ‘but’, ‘nevertheless’, ‘indeed’, etc. In this article, however, I am only discussing its most common meaning as the indeclinable conjunction ‘and’.

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Learn Sanskrit—Lesson 14-A: Nouns (mūṣikaḥ, kapotaḥ, and biḍālaḥ), Adverbs (adhunā, adya, and iha), and Plural Form of Masculine Nouns in -a

In this Lesson 14-A video I will do four things. First I will introduce three new masculine nouns: mūṣikaḥ, kapotaḥ, and biḍālaḥ.

Then I will do a presentation of three new adverbs (indeclinables): adhunā, adya, and iha. And I will in this connection also give some instruction on how to spell (or design, or form) different letters and letter combinations in Devanagari, in particular the “dya” conjunct consonant and the initial “i” sound.

The third section deals with the plural form of masculine nouns ending in “a”.

The last main section of this video is devoted to giving some examples where I combine the nouns with pronouns and verbs, and where I also demonstrate a typical usage of the three new adverbs (indeclinables).

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Learn Sanskrit—Lesson 13-A: Nouns (kṛṣṇaḥ, paṇḍitaḥ, brāhmaṇaḥ) and Dual Forms of asti (svaḥ, sthaḥ, staḥ)

In this Lesson 13-A video I will do three things. First I will introduce four new masculine nouns: kṛṣṇaḥ, paṇḍitaḥ, brāhmaṇaḥ, and khagaḥ.

Then I will do a section on how to spell different letters and letter combinations in Devanagari, in particular the “ṇa” sound and the “ḍa” sound, as well as the letter combinations “ṇḍi” and “hma”.

The last main section of this video is devoted to introducing the dual forms of the verb asti (i.e., svaḥ, sthaḥ, staḥ), along with several example sentences to illustrate how nouns and pronouns can be used with these dual forms of the verb.

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Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 12-E3: More Translation Exercises: English to Devanagari (Answers/Solutions)

This is the third exercise video for Lesson 12. In this “E3” video I am translating sentences using words and grammar that have been mentioned in ANY of the previous lessons.

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Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 12-E2: More Translation Exercises: Devanagari to English (Answers/Solutions)

This is the second exercise video for Lesson 12. In this “E2” video I am translating sentences using words and grammar that have been mentioned in ANY of the previous lessons.

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Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 12-E1: Basic Translation Exercises, to/from English (Answers/Solutions/Key)

This is the first exercise video (of three) for Lesson 12. In this “E1” video we are dedicated to translating words that are specific to Lesson 12. So in this sense these translation exercises may be thought of as “basic”, since they are lesson-specific.

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Learn Sanskrit—Lesson 12-A: New Nouns (dāsaḥ, janaḥ, mūrkhaḥ); Dual Form of Masculine Nouns (in -a)

This is a video in the “Learn Sanskrit” series. It is focused on establishing a basic knowledge of Sanskrit grammar and sentence construction, as well as a knowledge of pronunciation and spelling (both in roman transliteration and in Devanagari).

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Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 11-E2: More Translation Exercises, to/from English (Answers/Solutions/Key)

This is the second exercise video for Lesson 11. In this “E2” video I am translating sentences using words and grammar that have been mentioned in ANY of the previous lessons.

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Learn Sanskrit – Lesson 11-E1: Basic Translation Exercises, to/from English (Answers/Solutions/Key)

This is the first exercise video of two for Lesson 11. In this “E1” video we are dedicated to translating words that are specific to Lesson 11. So in this sense these translation exercises may be thought of as “basic”, since they are lesson-specific.

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