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Useful Nepali words

Some of the useful words used while travelling in Nepal.

English

Nepali

Pronunciation

Hello (Nepali way to greet for the first time)

Namaste

Na mas te

Thank you

Dhanyabad

Dhan nya Bad

I hope we meet again

Pheri Bhetaula

Phe ri Bhe tau la

Please speak more slowly

Bistarai Bolnuhos

Bis ta rai Bol nu hos

Do you speak English?

Tapai Angreji Bolna saknu huncha?

Tapain Ang Gre Ji bol na sak nu hun cha?

Little only

Ali Ali

Alee alee

Yes

Ho

Hoo

No

Hoina

Hoo yi na

Ok

Huncha/ Thik cha

Hun cha/ Thik ka cha

Sister (respectful term for a lady not just a relative)

Didi - Elder
Bahini - Younger

Dee dee
Ba hee ni

Brother (respectful term for a man, not just a relative)

Daju – Elder
Bhai

Daa Ju

Bha yi

Mother

Ama

Ah ma

Father

Baba

Ba da

Grandfather

Bajye

Bah jay

Grandmother

Bujye

Boo jay

Grandchild

Nati -Male

Natini - Female

Nah ti
Nah tinee

Small boy or girl

Bhura – Male

Bhuri - Female

Boo ra
Boo ri

What is your name?

Tapai ko naam k ho?

Ta pain ko nah ahm k ho?

My name is_______

Mero naam________ ho.

Me ro nah ahm ______ ho

I am from_____

Ma_____bata ayeko hu

Ma_____baa ta ah ye ko hu

How are you?

Tapai lai kasto cha?

Tapain lai kas to cha?

I am fine/ not fine.

Thik cha/ thik chaina

Thi ka cha/ Thik ka cha yin a

Beautiful

Ramro/ Ramri

Ram ro/ Ram ri

One

Ek

Ek

Two

Dui

Dui

Three

Tin

Ti yin

Four

Char

Cha er

Five

Panch

Pa ench

Six

Cha

Cha

Seven

Saat

Saa at

Eight

Aatha

Aah tha

Nine

Nau

Na au

Ten

Das

Da as

Hundred

Saya

Sa ya

Thousand

Hajar

Ha ja er

Common cold

Rugha

Ru ghaa

Headache

Tauko dukhnu

Tau ko du kha nu

Fever

Joro

Jo ro

Stomach ache

Pet dukhnu

Pet du kha nu

Slow(ly)

Bistari

Bis ta ri

To stay

Basau

Ba sau

What is this?

Yo k ho?

Yo k ho?

How much?(money)

Kati paisa/ kati ho?

Ka ti pai sa/ kati ho?

Expensive

Mahango

Ma hang go

Cheap Sasto

Sas to