Simple Selected Verb: Drinking
In this section let's try to learn few verbs. Simple selected Verb series introduces to you few simple verbs. The verbs pibati (पिबति), pibaami (पिबामि), pibasi (पिबसि) to start with. All of these words mean 'drinking'. While the sentence 'he is drinking' is translated with Sanskrit it would be saha pibati (सः पिबति). Saha (सः) mean 'he'. The verb pibati (पिबति) can be used with the third person singular forms. Saa pibati (सा पिबति) means 'she is drinking'. The word esha (एषः) and eshaa (एषा) also means 'he' and 'she'. We have explained the slight difference between these words in simple words section.
With the first person singular, I, the verb becomes pibaami (पिबामि). 'I am drinking' is aham pibaami (अहं पिबामि). With the second person singular, You, the verb becomes pibasi (पिबसि). 'You are drinking' is tvam pibasi (त्वं पिबसि). Now that you have noticed that with the difference forms of pronoun the verb changes.
Later in the grammar sections we explain in detail how the verb changes according to the different forms of the pronoun in the sentence. Similar to many other languages, in Sanskrit too, the grammatical person affects the verb conjugation.
Word Pronunciation Meaning (In that order)
पिबति Pibati Drinking (He/She)
पिबामि Pibaami Drinking (I)
पिबसि Pibasi Drinking (You)
का पिबति? KaaPibati? (Who is drinking?)
अहं पिबामि। Ahampibaami. ( I am drinking)
त्वं पिबसि। Tvampibasi. (You are drinking)