Nepali or Nepalese (नेपाली) is a language in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family which is widely spoken in Nepal and also spoken in some parts of India (Sikkim, Darjeeling, Assam), Bhutan, Myanmar as well. Nepali is traditionally spoken in the Hill Region of Nepal and Nepal Bhasa was the dominant language in the Kathmandu valley but Nepali is the most dominant nowadays.
Nepali language e-book
E-book for learning Nepali language easily.
Table of Contents:
1. Greetings – 3
2. Question and answer – 9
3. Exclamations – 12
4. Days and months – 15
5. Word list – 19
6. Food, Drinks & Taste – 30
7. Number – 41
8. Emergency survival phrases – 45
9. Time – 58
10. Daily used things/devices – 64
11. Love phrases – 73
12. Directions – 79
13. Introduction – 88
14. Small speeches – 93
15. Daily used sentences – 102
16. How to say bye? – 105
17. Relationship – 107
Download from here – Teach yourself Nepali PDF
Please bookmark this page in browser or add to homepage in your mobile phone.
Daily used Nepali words
Namaste or Namaskar – Hello!
Typically accompanied by a slight bow with palms together at your heart.
Dhanyebhad – Thank you
Nepalis don’t say thank you very often, they usually only use dhanyebhad for situations where they are truly giving appreciation/thanks for something. But these days people living in the city area are influenced by western culture.
Agree – swiikaar
Arrive – aaipugnu
Ask – sodhnu
Afraid – Daraaunu
Aunuus/Januus – Come/Go Away!
Basnuus – Sit down
Bhok– Hunger/ Bhok Lagyo– I’m Hungry
Bistare – Slowly
Bholee – Tomorrow
Boil – umaalnu
Bring – lyaaunu
Buy – kinnu
Call – bolaaunu
Chini – Sugar
Clean – maajhnu
Clean – saphaa garnu
Close – banda garnu
Come – aau
Cut – kaatnu
Dance – naachnu
Depend – bhar parnu
Dig – khannu
Discuss – chhalphal garnu
Do – garnu
Dream – sapanaa dekhnu
Dudh – Milk
Earn – kaamaaunu
Eat – khaanu
Eekchin Parkhinus – Wait a moment
Find – khoj
Finish – sakyo
Fly – udnu
Forget – birsanu
Forgive – maaph garnu
Go – jaau
Help – maddat
Hurt – dukhnu
Maph garnus – I’m sorry
Mitho – Delicious
Tulo – Big
Pani/Khana – Water/Food
Pugyo – Enough/I’m done.
Ramro – Good
Saathi – Friend
Subaratri – Goodnight
How are you?
Tapaii lai kasto chha?
Pardon, Excuse me, Yes?
How to say ?
What is your name?
Tapainko naam k ho?
If you are talking to someone yournger than you you would ask, Timro naam k ho? Or tero naam k ho?(Tero is not recommended to use, as its often regarded as disrespectful and is oten used only when talking to someone considerably younger than you or your close friend), Timro is used when speaking with people in similar age group and tapain is used to talking to people older than you. Hajurko is a superlative respect used often when talking to very respectful people.
My name is Paul.
Mero naam Paul ho.
Where are you from?
Tapain ko ghar kahan ho? or Tapai kaha bata ho ?
I’m from Newyork.
Ma Newyork bata ho. / Mero ghar Newyork ho.
Do you speak English?
Tapai Angrezi (English) bolnu huncha?
The Nepali word for English is Angrezi but most people understand the word “English” too.
I don’t understand.
I hope we meet again.
Have you eaten (breakfast/dinner)? (used often as informal greeting)
Khana khannu bhaiyo?
Malai tirkha lageko cha.
Malai bhok lageko cha.
Paujji (Paul-ji) – This is the Formal way to address someone using “ji” after their name. In offices you ofter hear this.
Aama/Buwa (Mother/Father) – This can be said to old people or can be said to men/women roughly in your parents generation.
Didi/Bahini (Older/Younger sister) – Friendly term used to refer to other women roughly in your generation.
Dhai/Bhai (Older/Younger brother) – same as above
Nanu/Babu (Young girl/boy child) – You can say to kids.
Tapai (You) – To elder people you can say tapai and to younger people you can say timi.
Naachna Najanney Aaagan tedo.
You dont know how to dance and you say the floor is not in level.
Jo chor uskai thulo swor.
The one who is theif/guilty has the higher voice.
Na paune le kera payo bokrai sita khayo.
Someone who had nothing got bananas, he ate it without peeling it.
Chokta khan gako budi jholma dubera mari.
The one who went to eat the meat drowned in the meat liquid.
Jun goruko sing chhaina uskai naam tikhe.
The Ox that has no horns is named “Sharpy”.
Mauka maa hira fornu.
When there is opportunity you have to be ready to break a diamond.
Haati chhiro puchchar adrakiyo.
The elephant got in but it’s tail got stucked.
Bhir baat ladna lagayko gorulai ram bhanna sakinchha kadh halna sakindaina.
You can say “God Bless” to an ox going down hill but cant try to hold him down.
Khai na paai chhalako topi lai.
Cant afford to eat but wears a leather hat.
Nepali language learning chapters – Learn to speak Nepali online free
I love you in Nepali and other love phrases
What is your name in Nepali language
Good morning in Nepali language with video pronunciation and other words
Thank you in Nepali language with video pronunciation
How are you in Nepali language ?
How to say hello in Nepali language with text and video
Gorgeous meaning in Nepali language
Best Happy birthday wishes in Nepali with pronunciation
Where are you in Nepali language with video
What are you doing in Nepali language with video
How to pronounce Nepal in Nepali, American and British English language