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Learn Newari with Akash
Nepal bhasha which is popularly known as Newari language. Officially it is known as Nepalbhasa. It is mainly spoken in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur but it is also spoken at other parts of Nepal. The percentage of people speaking Nepal bhasha has dropped. Newar culture and language are under threat. So it is our duty to learn Newari language and protect it for the next generation. According to the sources I came to know that the language has been listed as being “definitely endangered” by UNESCO. It is not so difficult to learn Newari language. Here you’ll find some text for practice and for full content you can check video at the bottom of the page.

Daily used Newari words:

Namaste: Jwajalapa (Jwa-ja-la-pa) नमस्ते
Welcome: laskus (Las-kus) लस्कुस
Thank you: subhaye (Su-bhaye) सुभाये
Best Wishes: bhintuna (Bhin-tu-na) भिंन्तुना
Yes: kha ख
No makhu (ma-khu) मखु

Ash: Nau नौ
Basket: dala (Da-la) दाला
Beans: bubah (Bu-bah) बुब
Branch: simakacha (Si-ma-ka-cha) सिमाकचा
Brick: ahppa (Ah-ppa) अपा
Bridge: Ta ता
Book: sa-fu (Sa-fu) सफू
Broom: tuphi (Tu-phi) तुफि
Cap: tapuli (Ta-pu-li) तपुलि
Clay: cha चा
Chicken meat: khayala (Kha-ya-la) खायाला
Comb: kakicha (Ka-ki-cha) ककिचा
Cup: kho-la (Khola) खोला
Dinner: bya-li (bayli) ब्यलि
Dinner Plate: dayma (Day-ma) देमा
Dream: mhagasa (Mha-ga-sa) म्हगस
Egg: khey (Khey) खें
Farm: bu बुँ
Feast: bhway भ्व्ये
Fish: nya न्या
Fruits: sisapusa (Si-sa-pu-sa) सिसापुसा
Ghost: khya ख्या
Help: gwali (Gwa-li) ग्वालि
House: chhe छें
Key Taah-chaa ताचा
Love: matina (Ma-ti-na) मतिना
Meat: laa ला
Minced meat: chunla (Chun-la) चुंला
Money: dhyaba (Dhya-ba) ध्यबा
Paper: bhwo (Bhwo) भ्वों
Pond: pukhu (Pu-khu) पुखु
Rice: ja जा
River: khusi (Khu-si) खुसि
Road: lah लं
Rope: khipah (Khi-pah) खि-प
Sand: phi फि
Soap: sabwa (Sa-bwa) साब्वों
Stick: kathi (Ka-thi) कथि
Stone: lwoh ल्वों
Temple: daygah (Day-gah) देग
Thief: Khuu खुं
Tree: sima (Si-ma) सिमा
Utensils: thalabala (Tha-la-ba-la) थ-ल-ब-ल
Umbrella: kusa (Ku-sa) कुसा
Village: gaah गा
Water: lah ल
Well: tuh/tun-chhi तुं/तुन्छि
Wood: sie सिं
Work: jyaa ज्या

Grandfather: bajya (Ba-jya) बाज्या
Grandmother: ahji (ah-ji) अजि
Father: baa बा
Mother: maa माँ
Husband: bhaata (Bhaa-ta) भा-त
Wife: kala (Ka-la) क-ला
Elder brother: dai-cha (Dai-cha) दाईचा
Elder sister: tatah (Ta-tah) त-ता
Younger brother: kija (Ki-ja) किजा
Younger sister: keh कें
Maternal uncle: paju (Pa-ju) पाजु
Maternal aunt: male (Ma-le) मले

Time: e ई
Tomorrow: kane (Ka-ne) कने
Yesterday: mhiga (Mhi-ga) म्हिग
Midnight: chane (Cha-ne) चाने
Evening: bani (Ba-ni) बनि / ब-हनि
Day after tomorrow: Kah-sa कं-स
Day before yesterday: mhiiga (Mhi-i-ga) म्हीईग
Early: nhapaa (Nha-paa) न्हापां
Now: ah आ
Immediately: thathe (Tha-the) थ-थें
Last year: thaune (Thau-ne) थौने
Later: lipa (li-pa) लिपा
Next year: aikwan (ai-kwan) आइक्वं
This year: thugusi (Thu-gu-si) थुगुसि
Sometimes: gable gable (Gab-le Gab-le) गब्लें गब्लें

This: thwa (Thwa) थ्व
That: wa वा
What: chuu छू
When: gable (Gab-le) गब्लें
Where: gana (Ga-na) ग-न
Which: gu गू
Who: सु
Why: chaye छाये
Whose: Suya (Su-ya) सुया
How: gathe (Ga-the) गथे
How much: gu-li (Gu-li) गुलि

Left: daypay (Day-paay) देपा/देपाए
Right: jaway (Ja-way) जवे
Straight ahead: tapyanka (Ta-pyanka) तप्यंक

Past, present and future Newari words:

आउ Au – wa वा
आउँदै छु audai chu – waya chowna वया चोव्ना
आउँछ aucha – wai वै
आयो ayo – wola वल
आईसक्यो aisakyo – wae dhunkala वे धुन्कल:
आइराखेको ai rakhayko – waya chowna वया चोव्ना

बाँध Badha – cheu च्यू
badhi rakha – chena ti चिना ति
badhi sakyo – che dhunkala चीइ धुन्कल:
badnu parcha – che mani चीइ मानी

भाच Bhacha – twothu त्वोथु
bhachdai cha – twothu la chowna त्वोथुला चोव्न
bhachi sakyo – twothue dhunkala त्वोथुई धुन्कल
bachnu parcha – twothui mani त्वोथुइ मानि

बनाऊ Banau – dayki देकि
banaudai cha – dayka chowna देका चोव्न
banai sakyo – daykay dhunkala देके धुन्कल
banaunu parcha – daykay mani देके मानि

बाल Bala – chyaki च्याकि
baldai cha – chyaka chowna च्याका चोव्न
bali sakyo – chyake dhunkala च्याके धुन्कल
balnu parcha – chyake mani च्याके मानि

भेट Bheta – napla नाप्ला
bhetdai cha – naplana chowna नाप्लाना चोव्न
bheti sakyo – naplay dhunkala नाप्लाय् धुन्कल
bhetnu parcha – naplay mani नाप्लाय् मानि

बिर्स्यो Birsyo – lwomana ल्वो-म-न
birsisakyo – lwomanae dhunkala ल्वोमने धुन्कल
birsinu parcha – lwomankae ma ल्वोमन्के मा

भन Bhana – dha or bhana na – dha le धा / धाले
bhandai cha – dhaya chowna धया चोव्न
bhani sakyo – dhaye dhunkala धाये धुन्कल
bhannu parcha – dhae mani धाये मानि

बेच Becha – miu मिउ
bechdai cha – miya chowna मिया चोव्न
bechi sakyo – mie dhunkala मीई धुन्कल
bechnu parcha – mie mani मीई मानि

बस् Basa – Phaytu फ्यतु
basdai cha – Phaytuna chowna फ्यतुना चोव्न
basi sakyo – Phaytue dhunkala फ्यतुई धुन्कल
basnu parcha – Phaytue mani फ्यतुई मानि

बुझ Bhuja – thueki थुइकि
bhujdai cha – thuya wola थुया वोल
bhuji sakyo – thuwe dhunkala थुई धुन्कल
bhujnu parcha – thuwekay mani थुईके मानि

भिज्यो Bhijyo – pyata प्या-त
bhiji rakhyo – pyana chowna प्याना चोव्न
bhiji sakyo – pyae dhunkala प्याये धुन्कल
bhijaunu parcha – pyakae mani प्याके मानि

ear nhyaepa न्हायेपँ
early nhyapa न्हापाँ
easy apu अपु
eat nyaue न्येउ
egg khyae ख्येँ
electrician mata yagu jya yaima मत यागु ज्या याईम्ह
enjoy nhyaepuse न्हैइपुसे
entire dakwo दक्व्वो
entrance duhawonegu द्वावोनेगु
essential mazi magagu मजि मगागु
evening saniya elay सनिया ईले
every day nhi nhi न्हि न्हि

Hepni manxe lai dis/thes hanne auda garne yestai yestai kura garyo bhanae bhai hami manchae haru collapse gari dinchau

हेप्ने मान्छेलाई थीश हाने ? औदा गर्ने येस्तै येस्तै कुरा गर्यो भने भाई हामी मान्छेहरु कोल्यप्स गरिदिन्छौं

हेपे याऊ मनुत थीश हाने याऊ ? औदा याऊ थयाऊ थयाऊ खं ल्हात कि भाईचा जिम्सं मनुत कोल्यप्स याना बि

Money in Newari language – Dhyabaa ध्यबा

Wife in Newari language – Kala क-ला

Buda in Newari language or Husband in Newari language – Bhaata भा-त

Girl in Newari language – Misa मिसा

Boy in Newari language – Mija मिजँ

Money in Newari language – Dhyaba ध्यबा

Tea in Newari language – Chyaa च्या

I love you more in Newari – Ji chhanta yakko matinaa yaanaa जिँ छँन्त यक्को मतिना याना

Try to understand
Bujhne kosis gara. बुझ्ने कोसिस् गर ।
Newari: Thuieki थुईकि It is pronounced as thui-e-ki.

It’s cold.
Jado vayo vanna lai k vanxa जाडो भयो भन्न लाई के भन्छ?
Newari: Chikula चिकुल It is pronounced ad chi-ku-la

How are you?
K xa khabar? के छ खबर?
Newari: chu du khabar? छु दु खबर?

Nothing
Kei vako xaina. केहि भएको छैन ।
Newari: chu na maju. छु न मजु ।

What are you doing?
K gardai xas? के गर्दै छस्?
Chu yana chowna? छु याना चोव्ना? Here chu means what and doing means yana chowna. It is pronounced as chu ya-na chow-na.

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