Our complete guide to Sanskrit grammar uses clear and simple language that anyone can understand. We focus on core concepts and principles, not on dull busywork.
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Part I: Fundamentals
Our introduction explains our guide's philosophy and design. Then, our core lessons teach the essential parts of Sanskrit grammar.
Now is a good time to use our acquisition resources and focus on interesting content. Remember: we acquire Sanskrit through content, not through rules!
Part II: Major topics
Each topic below is like its own small book. You can read these topics in any order. Earlier topics tend to focus on details, and later topics tend to focus on meaning.
Nominals 1: Normal stems
Nominals 2: Pronouns and numbers
Verbs 1: Special tense-moods
Verbs 2: Other tense-moods
Verbs 3: Derived roots
For further study
If you want to learn more about Sanskrit's rules, we recommend our vyākaraṇa-praveśaḥ series, which is a gentle introduction to traditional Sanskrit grammar. You can also read our site resources page for texts, dictionaries, grammar references, and other helpful resources.
If you feel stuck, write to us and we'll see if we can help.
These appendices discuss other topics that are useful for beginners.