Key to Warder’s English to Pali Exercises

Key to English to Pali exercises in A. K. Warder’s Introduction to Pali

Although the English to Pali exercises in Warder’s Introduction to Pali are based on passages from the Dīgha-nikāya, Majjhima-nikāya, and Vinaya-piṭaka, there are of course no set “answers” to Warder’s exercises but, rather, several possible Pāli translations. As such, the translations given below are only guides or suggestions. I have tried to remain as close as possible to the Pali of the original texts (as represented in the PTS editions), but sometimes this has been modified, partly in order to conform with the grammar and vocabulary covered by Warder as far as the chapter in question, and partly because Warder sometimes adjusts the original.

I have largely followed Warder’s style of writing Pali: for example, no capitals at the beginning of sentences (unless the initial word is a proper noun), no question marks or quotation marks, ko ci rather than koci, etc.

Justin Meiland

Download the key to the exercises here: English-Pali Key to Exercises