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Learning Nepali Language

Learning Nepali Language

Local languages give you an extra excitement during your visit. Learning few words and dialogues will help you to communicate with local to understand their lifestyle. As travellers/tourists, you will find them useful when you are traveling around in Nepal.

Below are some useful words and sentences that you should learn before your arrival in Nepal.

Nepali
English Translation
Namaskar The respectful Version of Namaste.
Namaste Hello, Greetings
Ho Yes
Hoina No
Hajur Yes/Pardon/Excuse Me
Maph Garnuhos Excuse me/ Please forgive me
Dhanyabat Thank you
Hajur/Tapalilai Kasto Chha? How are you?
Malai Thik Chha. I am fine.
Tapaiko Nam Ke Ho? What is your name?
Mero Nam………..Ho. My name is ……………
Maile Bhujhina I don’t understand
Maile Bhujhe I understand.
Kripaya Please
Maaph Garnuhos Excuse me.
Pheri Bhetaunla See you again.
Bholi Bhetaunla See you tomorrow.
Pronouns:
Tapai You
Ma I
Uni She
U He
Hami We
Tiniharu They
Addressing the People/Things
Name +Ji Formal way to address someone.
Sathi Friend
Srimati Wife
Sriman Husband
Aama/Ba Mother/Father
Didi/Bahini Older sister/Younger sister
Dai/Bhai Older Brother/Younger Brother
Keta/Keti Boy/Girl
Ma/Hami I/We
Tapai You
Yo/Tyo This/That
Some Useful Verbs
Janu To Go
Hidnu To Walk
Bolnu To Speak
Aaunu To come
Basnu To sit
Sutnu To sleep
Uthnu To wakeup
Khanu To Eat
Hernu To see
Khelnu To Play
Garnu To do
Dinu To give
Piunu To Drink
Kinnnu To come
Basnu To sit
Sutnu To sleep
Uthnu To wakeup
Khanu To Eat
Hernu To see
Khelnu To Play
Garnu To do
Dinu To give
Piunu To Drink
Kinnnu To buy
Bechnu To sell
Satnu To Exchange
Useful Adjectives
Ramro Good
Naramro Bad/Ugly
Sasto Cheaper
Mahango Expensive
Sapha Clean
Phohor Dirty
Sundar Handsome
Sundari /Ramri(for Girl) Beautiful
Thulo Big
Saano Small
Sajilo Easy
Garro Difficult/Hard
Tadha Far
Najik Near
Tato Hot/Warm
Chiso Cold
Garmi Warm/Hot for weather
Piro Hot (Chili)/Spicy
Guliyo Sweet
Naya New
Purano Old
Dhani Rich
Garib Poor
Chito Fast
Dhilo Slow
Nunilo Salty
Tiro Bitter
Umaleko boiled
Bhuteko Fried
Amilo Sour
Mitho Sweet/Tasty
Namitho No Tasty
Wh-Words:
Ke What
Kaahan Where
Kina Why
Kasari How
Kati How Much
Kasko whose
Kahile When
Kun Which
Food Items
Tarkari Vegetable/ Curry
Bhat Rice
Dal Lenten soup
Achar Pickle
Dudh Milk
Dahi Yogurd
Pani Water
Chiya Tea
Pauroti Bread
Aalu Potato
Masu Meat
Machha Fish
Kukhura Chicken
Khana Meal
Kagati Lemon
Raksi Local Homemade Sprit
Chhyang Local Beer
Maha Honey
Num Salt
Chini Sugar
Gajar Carrot
Kakro Cucumber
Kauli Kauliflower
Salat Salat
Fhalphul Fruits
Aap Mango
Kera Banana
Syau Apple
Suntala Orange
Angur Grapes
Name of the Food
DalBhat Set Nepali Food
Khaja Set Nepali Lunch set
Useful Nouns
Kotha Room
Bato Road
Des Country
Bazar Market
Paisa Money
Gaun Village
Sahar City
River Khola
Pokhari Pond
Taal Lake
Khana Food
Koseli Gift
Mithai Sweet
BhanchaGhar Restarant
Bhatti Place to Drink
Shop Pasal
Topi Cap
Jhola Bag
Jutta Shoes
Moja Shocks
Kattu Half Pant/Underwear
Dhal Condom
KetiManchhe Female
KetaManchhe Male
Bachha boy
Bachhi Girl
Manchhe People
Desh Country
Nagarik National
Numbers
Ek 1
Dui 2
Tin 3
Char 4
Panch 5
Chha 6
Saat 7
Aath 8
Nau 9
Das 10
Pandra 15
Bis 20
Tis 30
Chalish 40
Pachas 50
Saya 100
PanchSaya 500
Hajar 1000
Lakh 100000
Expression of Time
Aaja Today
Bholi Tomorrow
Parsi Day after tomorrow
Hijo Yesterday
Asti Day before Yesterday
Bihana Morning
Diunso Afternoon
Beluka Evening
Rati/Ratri Night
Din Day
Hapta Week
Mahina Month
Barsa Year
Samaya Time
Minet Minute
Ghanta Hour
ShubhaBihani Good Morning
ShubhaRatri Good Night
Kati Bajyo? What time is it?
…….. Bajyo. ……. O’clock.
Tapai kati barsa hunu bhayo? How old are you?
Direction:
Kata Where
Yeta Here
Tyeta There
Daya Right
Banya Left
Agadi Front
Pachadi Back
Bhitra In
Bahira Out
Sangai With
Bahek Without
Ma In/At
Yo bato kaha jan chha? Where does this road go?
Thamel kaha chha? Where is Thamel?
Themel Kasari Jane? How to go Thamel?
Conjuctions
Ra And
Ani Then
Kinabhane Because
Tara But
Feeling and Emotions
Kathin Hard
Sajilo Easy
Dukcha Pain/Hard
Priya Dear
Maya Love
Khushi Happy
Dhukhi Sad
Thakai Tired
Alchhi Lazy
Tirkha Thirsty
Bhok Hungry
Birami Sick
Dar Scared
AberBhayo Its too late.
Useful Sentences
KeBhayo? What Happened?
Bazar Kaha Ho? Where is Market?
Kaha Jane? Where to go?
Yesko Kati Parchha? How much does this cost?
Kati Ho? How much( asking for price)
Kahile Jane? When are you/we going?
TapaikoGharkaha ho? Where is your home?
MetoGhar Malaysia ma ho. My home is in Malaysia.
Tapainko Nam ke ho? What is your Name?
MeroNaam …. Ho. My Name is ……..
Ma aliali Nepali bolchhu I speak little Nepaese.
Tapaiko Bihe Bhayo? Are you married?
Bhayeko Chhina. Not yet
Tapai Dherai ramro Hunuhun chha You are very handsome
Tapai Dherai ramri Hunuhun chha You are very beautiful.
Ma tapai man paryo I like you.
Ke ma tapaiko sathi Banna Sakchhu Can I be your friend?
Ma timilai Maya garchhu I love you
MaileTapailai Sapana ma Dekhen I saw you in my dream.
Tapai Dherai Ararshak hunchha You are too sexy.
Buying something.
Yoke ho? What is this?
Yesko Kati Parchha? How much does it cost?
MahangoBhayo? Its Expensive.
SastoGarnuhos. Please make cheaper.
Yek rat ko Kati Parchha? How much does it cost. (You can ask for room)You can use for girls too.
Ma kothahernaSakchhu? Can I see the room?
Malai… Chahincha. I need…………….
Malai …..Chahidaina I don’t need……………..