Nepali Phrases

Nepali Phrases

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Nepali Phrases

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English Nepali Phrases
Greeting
Hi!Namaste
Good morning!Suva Pravath
Good afternoon!Suva din
Good evening!Suva sandhya
Welcome! (to greet someone)Swagat Cha
Hello my friend!Namaste maro sathi
How are you? (friendly)Tapailai Kasto Cha?
How are you? (polite)Hajur Kasto Hunu Huncha?
I'm fine, thank you!Malai Sanchai cha, dhanyabad
And you? (friendly)Ani Tapailai?
And you? (polite)Ani Hajurlai?
GoodRamro
Not so goodTati ramro chaina
Long time no seeDharai vayo Bhet navayako
I missed youMaile Tapailai samje
What's new?K cha Khabar?
Nothing newNaya kahai chaina
Thank you (very much)!Dharai Dhanyabad
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Tapai Lai Swagat Cha
My pleasureHuss
Come in! (or: enter!)Vitra aunu Huss
Make yourself at home!Ghar Jastai Thannu Hola
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day!Tapaik Ko Din Suva Rahosh
Good night!Suva Ratri
See you later!Suva Ratri ani mitho sapna dekhu hola!
See you soon!Chadai vetaula
See you tomorrow!Voli Vetaula
Good bye!Bidha Pau
Have a good trip!Suva Yatra!
I have to goMaro Janu Cha
I will be right back!Ma turuntai farkanchu
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck!Suva Laav
Happy birthday!Janma Diwash Ko suvakamana cha!
Happy new year!Naya Barsha ko suvakamana cha!
Merry Christmas!Suva Yasu Jayanti
Happy DasaraDasara & Dipawali
Happy SuvaSuva
Congratulations!Badhai
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Masti garna!
Bless you (when sneezing)Suva Ashirbad
Best wishes!Suvakamana
Cheers! (or: to your health)Harsha lash
Accept my best wishesmari ashirbad lay swikarnu huss
How to Introduce Yourself
What's your name?Tapai ko Nam K ho?
My name is (John Doe)Maro Nam John ho
Nice to meet you!Tapai lai vetera khusi lagyo
Where are you from?Tapai Kaha Bata hunu huncha?
I'm from (the U.S/ Nepal)Ma USA Bata ho
I'm (American/ Nepali)Ma american nepali hu
Where do you live?Tapai kaha basnu huncha?
I live in (the U.S/ Nepal)Ma US /Nepal ma baschu
Do you like it here?K tapailai yaha maan parcha?
Nepal is a beautiful countryNepal ati sundar desh ho
What do you do for a living?Tapai bachna ko lagi k garnu huncha?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Ma sikchyak/bidyarthi/engineer hu
Do you speak (English/ Nepali)?K tapai Nepali bolnu Huncha?
Just a littleThorai matra
I like NepaliMalai Nepali Maan Parcha
I'm trying to learn NepaliMa Nepali sikhay prayash gardai chu
It's a hard languageYo auta ek dam kathin vasha ho
It's an easy languageYo auta saral vasha ho
Oh! That's good!Ho, you dharai ramro ho!
Can I practice with you?K ma tapai sanga sikna sakchu?
I will try my best to learnMa maro xyamata lay vya samma prayash garnay koshis garchu
How old are you?Tapai ko umar kati ho?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldMa ekaish, baish barsha ko hu.
It was nice talking to you!Tapaisanga guff garera khusi lagyo
It was nice meeting you!Tapai sanga vetera khusi lagyo
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Shriman../Shrimati…./su Shri
This is my wifeYini mari shrimati hun
This is my husbanduhawa mara pati hunuhuncha
Say hi to Thomas for meTomas lai maile samjeko cha vandinu hola
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening?K tapai voli beluka fursad hunu huncha?
I would like to invite you to dinnerMa tapailai ratri vooj ma nimantrana gardachu
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Tapai ati sundar dekhuinu huncha
You have a beautiful nameTapaiko nam ati sundar cha
Can you tell me more about you?K tapai afnu bare ma kahai vanna saknu huncha?
Are you married?K tapai biwahit hunu huncha?
I'm singleMa abiwahit hun
I'm marriedMa Biwahuit hun
Can I have your phone number?k tapai malai anfo samparka number dina saknu huncha?
Can I have your email?K tapai malai afnu email dina saknu huncha?
Do you have any pictures of you?K tapaika kunai tashir chan?
Do you have children?K tapapaika bal bachha chan?
Would you like to go for a walk?K tapai hidna chanu huncha?
I like youTapai malai ramro lagyo
I love youMa tapailai maya garchu
You're very special!Tapai maro bisistha byakti hunu huncha
You're very kind!Tapai sarai dayalu hunu huncha
I'm very happyMa sarahai nai khushi chu
Would you marry me?K tapai ma sanga biwaha garnu huncha?
I'm just kiddingMaile tatikai rela garako hu
I'm seriousMa gambhir chu
My heart speaks the language of lovemaro hridaya lay prem ko bhasha boldai cha
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Ma Xyama prarthi chu
Sorry (for a mistake)Galti ko lagi maaf pau
No problem!Thikai cha
Can you repeat please?K tapai fari vanna saknu huncha?
Can you speak slowly?K tapai alik bistaro bolna saknu huncha?
Can you write it down?K tapai yaslai lekhna sakhu huncha?
Did you understand what I said?K tapailay maile vaneko bujhnu vayo?
I don't understand!Maile Bujena
I don't know!Ma jandina
What's that called in Nepali?Tashlai Nepali ma k vanincha?
What does that word mean in English?Tyo sabda lai angragi ma k vancha?
How do you say "thanks" in Nepali?Nepali ma dhanyabad kasari vannu huncha?
What is this?Yo k ho?
My Nepali is badMaro Nepali asudha cha
Don't worry!Chinta nagarnu huss
I agree with youMa tapai sanga sahamat chu
Is that right?k tyo sahi ho?
Is that wrong?K tyo bathik ho?
What should I say?Ma k vannu?
I just need to practiceMa kewal prayash garna chanchu
Your Nepali is goodTapaiko Nepali ramro cha
I have an accentMaro bachaan alag cha
You don't have an accentMaro bachan tapaiko jastai cha
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Xyama pau
I'm lostMa haraye
Can you help me?K tapai malai sahayog garnu huncha?
Can I help you?K ma tapailai sahayog garna sakchu?
I'm not from hereMa yaha bata haina
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Ma tyo thau/sahar ma kasari pugna sakchu?
Go straightSidhau janu hosh
Thentya dekhi
Turn leftDaya modnu huss
Turn rightani baya modnu huss
Can you show me?K tapai malai dekhauna saknu huncha?
I can show you!Ma tpailai dekhauna sakchu!
Come with me!Ma sanga aunu huss!
How long does it take to get there?Tyaha pugha kati lagla?
Downtown (city center)Bajar
Historic center (old city)Aithi Hasik sthal
It's near heretyo yaha nagikai cha
It's far from heretyo yaha dekhi tada cha
Is it within walking distance?Kma tya hidna sakchu?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithMa Mr. Smith lai khojdai chu
One moment please!Kripaya ek xyar
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Parkhanu hola
He is not hereUha yaha hunu hunna
AirportBiman Sthal
Bus stationBus station
Train stationRail station
TaxiTaxi
NearNajik
FarTadha
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help!Ggwar!
Stop!Roka!
Fire!Aago!
Thief!Chor!
Run!Bhagnu hosh!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)Sawadhan!
Call the police!Prahari lai bolaunu huss!
Call a doctor!Doctor lai bolaunu huss!
Call the ambulance!Ambulence bolaunu huss!
Are you okay?K tapai thikai hunu huncha?
I feel sickMalai sancho chaina jasto lagcha
I need a doctorMalai doctor chayio
AccidentDur Ghatna
Food poisoningKhadya Bis
Where is the closest pharmacy?yaha ko nagikai ko pharmacy kaha cha?
It hurts hereTaslai mero chitta dukhaucha
It's urgent!tyo jarur cha
Calm down!Santa hunu huss!
You will be okay!tapai thik hunu huncha
Can you help me?K tapai malai sahayog garna saknu huncha?
Can I help you?K ma tapailai sahayog garna saknu huncha?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room)Maro kotha surakchit cha
Do you have rooms available?K tapai sanga kunau kotha upalabda cha?
With shower / With bathroomnuhaunay kotha
I would like a non-smoking roomMalai dhumrapaan rahit kotha maan parcha
What is the charge per night?Prati raat ko sulka kati hola?
I'm here on business /on vacationMa yaha byapar ko silsila ma chu
DirtyFohori
CleanSafa
Do you accept credit cards? K tapai credit card linu huncha?
I'd like to rent a carMa car vadama lina chanchu
How much will it cost?Taslai kato parcha?
A table for (one / two) please!Kripaya auta taple !
Is this seat taken?K yo thau kasaiko ho?
I'm vegetarianMa sahakari hu
I don't eat porkMa sugur ko mashu khadina
I don't drink alcoholMa raksi khadina
What's the name of this dish?yo khana ko nam k ho?
Waiter / waitress!Bhanse
Can we have the check please?k hamilai check upalabda cha hola?
It is very delicious!Yo ati misthanna cha
I don't like itMalai tyo maan parena
Shopping Expressions
How much is this?Yaslai kati parcha?
I'm just lookingMa tatikai hardai chu
I don't have changeMa sanga khudra chaina
This is too expensiveYo ati mahanco cha
ExpensiveMahango
CheapSasto
Daily Expressions
What time is it?Aile kati samaya vayo?
It's 3 o'clockAile 3 baje vayo
Give me this!Yo malai dinu hosh!
Are you sure?K tapai nischit hunu huncha?
Take this! (when giving something)yo linu huss
It's freezing (weather)Saharai chiso cha
It's cold (weather)Saro jado cha
It's hot (weather)saro garam cha
Do you like it?K tapailai maan paryo?
I really like it!Malai sarahai maan parcha
I'm hungryMa bhokako chu
I'm thirstyMa tirkako chu
He is funnyyo hasyaspad cha
In The Morningbihanai
In the eveningbaluka
At Nightrati
Hurry up!Chitto garnu huss!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)yo saan bakwash ho
My God! (to show amazement)Hey Prabhu
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)hey ishwar
It sucks! (or: this is not good)Anista vo
What's wrong with you?Tapailai k vayako cha?
Are you crazy?K tapai thikai hunu huncha?
Get lost! (or: go away!)Yaha bata haat!
Leave me alone!Malai eklai chodnu huss
I'm not interested!Malai kunai chasho chaina
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnPryia John
My trip was very niceMaro yatra ramro vayo
The culture and people were very interestingtyaha ko sanskrati ra manche atyantai rochak rayachan
I had a good time with youMaro timi sanga ramro samaya vayo
I would love to visit your country againMa fari pani tapaiko desh ko bhraman garna maan parauchu
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeMalai samaya samaya ma pratrachar garna navulnu hola
Short Expressions and words
GoodRamro
BadNaramro
So-so (or: not bad not good)Tastai ho
BigThulo
SmallSano
TodayAaja
NowAile
TomorrowVoli
YesterdayHizo
YesHuncha/Ho
NoHudaina/Haina
FastChitto
SlowSustha/dhilo
HotTato
ColdChiso
Thisyo
Thattyo
Hereyaha
Theretyaha
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)maile
Youtapai/ta
Himuha
Heruha
Ushami
Themuha haru/tini haru
Really?Haina hol/Hora?
Look!Harhu huss!
What?K?
Where?Kaha?
Who?Ko?
How?Kasari?
When?Kaile?
Why?Kina?
ZeroSunya
Oneek
Twodui
Threetin
Fourchar
Fivepach
Sixchha
Sevensath
Eightaath
Ninenau
Tendash

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