Learning Guides


A very handy table which allows to quickly look up the grammatical forms by their suffixes.


This course is designed to help you to learn the basics of Pali grammar and vocabulary through direct study of selections from the Buddhas discourses. It thus aims to enable you to read the Buddhas discourses in the original as quickly as possible. The textbook for the course is A New Course in Reading Pali: Entering the Word of the Buddha by James Gair and W.S. Karunatillake (1998, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India. ISBN 81-208-1440-1). The Pali grammatical tables were designed by Bhikkhu Nyanatusita.



Contains information about Pali language textbooks, how to handle Pali diacritical marks on computers, and where to obtain Pali fonts.



Presents Pali alphabet, with sound files for all the letters.



This website can help you to deepen your knowledge of Pali.


- based on Dhammapada, with sound files (from Buddhist Digital Library and Museum, Taiwan).


Examples of texts in indigenous scripts, materials on indeclinable particles and Pali grammatical terms.

Revised editions of three, free Pali textbooks, for download as PDFs!
-  Narada’s Textbook     
-  De Silva’s Textbook    
-  Duroiselle’s Textbook



The Pāli words are spoken by Ven. Mettavihari.


PDF file of book by Charles Duroiselle.