Impress Nepalese by learning Nepali!

Impress Nepalese by learning Nepali!

Learn Nepali to please Nepalese

Learn Nepali to please Nepalese

April 18, 2023

Nepali is the official language, spoken and understood by a majority of the population. However, multiple ethnic groups have their own mother tongues. English is spoken by many in tourist areas, government, and business offices, and by the younger generation. Nepali is derived from “Khas bhasha” and is considered to be a member of the Indo-European language. It is written in Devanagari script. Nepali was the language of the house of Gorkhas in the late 18th century and became the official, national language. Here are some words and phrases in the Nepali language that can be useful on your journey.

 

Hello – Namaste (said with palms pressed together and it means; “I salute the God in you”)

English Nepali
Thank You Dhanyavād
Yes Ho
No Hoina
Food Khana
Rice and lentils Daal Bhat
Tasty Mitho
It’s tasty Mitho Chha
Tea Chiya
Fruit Phalphul
Meat Masu
Bread Roti
Milk Dudh
Water Pani
Pani Khane pani
Clean Safa
Dirty Phohor
Father Buwa
Mother Ama
Elder sister Didi
Younger sister Bahini
Elder brother Dai
Younger brother Bhai
Friend Sati
What is your name? Tapaiko nam ke ho?
Work Kam
Flower Phul
Medicine Ausaudhi
River Khola
Mountain Himal
Lake Tall
Cold Chiso
Hot Tato
Good Ramro
Beautiful Ramro
Long Lamo
Short Choto
Inside Bhitra
Outside Bahira
Where? Kaha?
Which? Kun?
Now Ahile
Morning Bihana
Night Rati
What time is it? Kati bajyo?
Slow Bistarai
Fast Chhito
Enough Pugiyo
Where is the toilet? Toilet kahan chha?
Where can I stay? Kahan Basne?
Please sit down Basnos
Where are you coming from? Kahan bata aayeko?
Which country are you from? Kun desh bata aayeko?
I am travelling alone Ma ekklai janchhu
Allright Hunchha
Expensive Mahango
Altogether, how much is it? Jamma kati bhayo?
I like Nepal Malai Nepal man parcha
I like you Malai timi man parcha
May I please take a photo of you? Tapaiko photo khichau
I am sick Ma birami chhu
Where is there a hospital? Hospital kaha chha?
Sunday Aaitabar
Monday Sombar
Tuesday Mangalbar
Wednesday Budhabar
Thursday Bihibar
Friday Sukrabar
Saturday Sanibar
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