Learning Sanskrit at Distance – Lesson 7 Usual Greetings

Greetings

  1. Good Morning = सुप्रभातम्
  2. Have a good day = सुदिनमस्तु
  3. How are you (masculine)? = कथमस्ति भवान् ?
  4. How are you (feminine) ? = कथमस्ति भवती ?
  5. Good evening = शुभः सायंकालः
  6. Good night = शुभरात्रिः
  7. Good bye!! or Bye ! Bye !! = शुभम्
  8. See you soon = शीघ्रम् मीलयामः
  9. Hearty wishes = हार्दिकाः शुभेच्छाः
  10. Thank you = धन्यवादाः
  11. Are you (masculine) fine ? = कुशली भवान् ?
  12. Are you (feminine) fine ? = कुशलिनी भवती ?
  13. Is everything fine ? = कुशलम् सर्वम् ?
Formal addresses –
  1. Sir = महोदय
  2. Madam = महोदया
  3. Cordially or Affectionately = सस्नेहम्
शुभमस्तु = May everything be fine!!

2 thoughts on “Learning Sanskrit at Distance – Lesson 7 Usual Greetings

  1. Sir,

    I’m learning Samskrita, and found your website is of great help.

    I have a question. I learned that ‘You’ (Madhyama purusha) should be associated with ‘asi’ (like Ex: tvam asi). In the following sentence, it seems ‘You’ is associated with ‘asti’, which is a prathama purusha verb. Shouldn’t this be ‘Kathamasi’ instead of ‘Kathamasti’ ?

    3) How are you (masculine)? = कथमस्ति भवान्

    Regards,
    Bhanu Kuppa

    • नमो नमः श्रीमन् “भानु कुप्प”-महोदय ! “भवत्” इति सर्वनाम यद्यपि मध्यम-पुरुषार्थि अस्ति, तत् प्रथमपुरुषि युज्यते । यथा “हिन्दी”-भाषायां “आप”-इति सर्वनाम तथैव इदम् । The pronoun “bhavat” even if is of second person by its meaning, it is employed to be of third person. It is like the pronoun “aapa” in Hindi. धन्यवादाः । सस्नेहम् , अभ्यंकरकुलोत्पन्नः श्रीपादः | “श्रीपतेः पदयुगं स्मरणीयम् ।”

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