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Learn Nepali Language – Basic lesson learn to speak Nepali
Organization offers basic Nepali language lesson for those who interested to learn Nepali, how to speak, read and write Nepali language. Basic Nepali language class conducts 2 hrs per day by our language teacher where you learn to speak Nepali. Nepali is the official language of Nepal, related to Indo-Aryan languages, such as Hindi and Punjabi, with much Tibetan influence as well. It is normally written with the Devanagari script. Most of the Nepalese people can speak Nepali but there are more than 100 different languages and dialects spoken in Nepal by the different ethnic groups.
When volunteers have good knowledge of Nepali language that helps to communicate and work in community easily it is best to Learn Nepali Language. Basic lesson learn to speak Nepali is not very difficult to learn. Below are some very basic words and phrases of Nepali language which are useful to communicate with Nepali people try to learn Nepali when you have time and planning to visit Nepal to make real difference.

Learn Nepali – Phrases help how to speak Nepali

Greetings / Civilities

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

Hello, Namaste
Thank you Dhanyabaad
How are you? Tapaainlaaee kasto chha?
What is your name? Tapaainko naam ke ho?
My name is ‘Ashish’. Mero naam ‘Ashish’ ho.
I hope we meet again. Pheri bhetaunlaa.
I Ma
Yes (I have) Cha
No (I don’t have) Chhaina
OK Theekcha
Where? Kaha?
Here Yaha
There Tyaha
Good/ Pretty Ramro
Do you speak English? Tapai angreji bolna saknu hunchha?
I only speak a little Nepali. Ma ali ali Nepali bolchhu
I understand Ma bujhchu
I didn’t understand Maile bujhina
Please say it again Pheri bhanuhos
Please speak more slowly Tapai bistarai bolnuhos
I don’t need it Malai chahina
I don’t have it Ma sanga chhaina
Wait a minute Ek chin parkhanos
Please speak more slowly. Bistaarai bolnuhos.
Do you speak English? Tapaain angrejee boln saknuhunchha?
Yes, I speak English. Ho, ma angrejee bolchhu.
I only speak a little English. Ma ali ali angrejee bolchhu.
I can speak a little Nepali. Ma ali ali Nepali bolchhu.
Please say it again. Pheri bhannuhos.
Excuse me, sorry maaph garnuhos
Where are you going? Kahaan jaane?
To ‘Patan’ Patan ma
I want to change money. Ma paisaa saatna chaahanchhu.
May I take a photo? Ke ma tasbeer khichna sakchhu?
Could you take my photo? Mero tasbeer khichna saknu hunchha?

Health / Hospital

altitude sickness lekh laagyo
accident durghatanaa
asthma damko byathaa/ damko biraami
bleeding ragat aaunu
blood pressure Rakta chaap
contraceptive garbha nirodhak
injection sooee
ointment malam
test jaanch
health swastha
constipation disaa banda/ dishaa kadaa
common cold rughaa
cough khokee
a cut/ wound ghaau
medicine aushadhi
dehydration paaneeko maatraa kamti bhayeko.
food poisoning khaanaa kharaab.
indigestion Apach
doctor Daaktar
faint Murchhaa parnu
malaria Aulo
cholera Haijaa
sprain Markaaee
sore throat ghaantee dukheko
headache taauko dukhnu
toothache daanta dukhyo
dentist daantako daaktar
I have a cold. Malaaee rugaa laageko chha.
Gravely ill sikeesta biraamee
fever Joro
Where is the health post/ clinic/ hospital? Chikitsaalay/ aspataal kahaan chha?
Where is the chemist/ pharmacy? Aushadi pasal kahaan chha?
Where is the dentist? Daanto ko daaktar kahaan chha?
I have to see a doctor. Ma daaktarkomaa jaanu chha.
I have caught a fever. Malaaee joro aayo.
Did you take any medicine? Aushadhi khaanu bhayo?
I am feeling fine now. Ahile ma theek bhayeko mahasus gareko chhu.

People

boy Ketaa
girl Ketee
man manchhe/ mard
woman swasni manchhe/ aimaaee

On the move – Trekking

beside the trail baato chheu
on the trail Baatomai
off the trail baato baahira
near the trail baato najik
Let’s go slowly. Bistarai jaau.
Let’s stay here. Yaha basau.
Stomach ache pet dukhyo
slippery trail chiplo baato
tent Tripaal
Which is the way to ‘Jomsom’? ‘Jomsom’ jaane baato kun ho?
Where have you come from? Tapaain kahaanbaata aaunubhaeko ho?
From ‘Jomsom’. ‘Jomsom’baata.
It takes four hours. Haameelaaee chaar ghantaa laagchha.
Where can I spend the night? Baas basna kahaan paainchha?
What time do we start our trek? Kati baje trek shuru garne?
How many hours will it take? Kati ghantaa laagchha?
About four hours. Chaar ghantaa jati laagchha.
How is the trail? Baato kaso chha?
Good, but steep. Raamro,taraukaalo.
Is food available there? Tyahaan khaanaa paainchha?

Shopping

How much? Kati paisa? / kati ho?
Please give it to me more cheaply. Ali shastomaa dinos.
It’s too expensive. Dherai mahango bhayo.
Please reduce the price. Mol ali kam grarnuhos.
I can only give you (amount) rupees. Ma (rupees) maatrai dina sakchhu.
What is the price of this? Yesko mol kati ho?
What is your last price? Antim daam kati ho?
Was this made inNepal? Yo Nepaalmaa baneko ho?
I need….. malaaee……. chaahinchha.
I don’t need…… malaaee…… chaahindaina.
What is this? Yo ke ho?

Hotel

Is there a place to stay here? Yahaan baas basna paainchha?
I need a room. Ma eutaa kotha chaahanchhu.
How much for one night? Ek raatko kati ho?
Can I see a room? Ma kothaa herna sakchhu?
Please bring water/ boiled water. Paanee/ umaaleko paanee lyaaidinos.
This room is dirty. Yo kothaa phohar/ mailaa chha.
Do you have a room? Kothaa paainchha?
I would like a single/ double room. Malaaee ekjanaakolaagi/ duijanaakolaagi kothaa chhaheenchha.

Hiring

I want to rent a bicycle. Ma saikal bahaalmaa lina chahanchhu.
How much do you charge? Kati bhaada linu hunchha?
I am looking for a bank. Ma baink khojeeraheko chhu.
What time does it open/ close? Kati baje khulchha/ banda hunchha?
Where is the American Express office? American Express ko aphis kahaan chha?
Where can I exchange my money? Ma paisaa kahaan saatna sakchhu?
Can you give me smaller change for this? Malaaee yesko khujura dina saknuhunchha?
I want to change my traveller’s cheque. Ma mero travalars chek saatna chahanchhu.

Police

Today I lost my bag and passport. Aaja mero jholaa ra raahadaanee haraayo.
Someone stole my bag. Mero jholaa choree bhayo.
My bike got stolen. Mero baaik choree bhayo.
My passport number….. Mero raahadaaneeko nambar…..
I had Rs. 3000 and US$ 200 in my wallet. Mero jholaamaa teen hazaar Nepaalee rupaiyaan ra duee saya Amereekee dallar thiyo.
Where is the police station? Pulis stesan kahaan chha?

Months

April-May Baishaakh
May-June Jeth/ Jestha
June-July Asaar
July-August Saaun/ Sraawan
August-September Bhaadra
September-October Ashoj
October-November Kaartik
November-December Mangsir
December-January Pus
January-February Maagh
February-March Phaalgun
March-April Chaitra

Days

Sunday Aaitabar
Monday Sombaar
Tuesday Mangalbaar
Wednesday Budhabaar
Thursday Bihibaar
Friday Shukrabaar
Saturday Shanibaar
today aaja
tomorrow bholi
day after tomorrow parsee
yesterday hijo
in the morning bihaana
in the afternoon diunso
in the evening belukaa
at night raati
tomorrow morning bholi bihaana
this evening aaja belukaa
day after tomorrow morning parsee bihaana

Time

hour ghantaa
immediately bittikai
time, period belaa
afternoon diunso
day din
evening belukaa
week haptaa
night raatee
year barsha
always sadhain
instant tak
now ahile
What time is it? Kati bajyo?
1 o’clock ek bajyo
10 o’clock dasha bajyo
morning bihaana
minute Mine

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

Hello/ Goodbye Namaste
How are you? Tapain-lai kasto chha?
Excuse me Hajur
Please (give me) Dinuhos
Please (you have) Khanuhos
Thank you Dhanyabad

Basic Nepali language lessons give you the great idea which helps to enjoyment of your Nepal trip. If you interested to learn Nepali language and interested for Nepali language learning class, we provide your basic Nepali language training course according to your desire and duration of stay as a volunteer in Nepal.