Useful phrases in Nepali

A collection of useful phrases in Nepali, an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in Nepal, and also in Bhutan, Burma and India.

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English नेपाली (Nepali)
Welcome स्वागतम् (svāgatam)
Hello (General greeting) नमस्ते (namaste)
How are you? तपाईंलाई कस्तो छ ?
(tapāī lai kasto cha?)
तिमीलाई कस्तो छ ?
(timi lai kasto cha?)
के छ हालखबर ?
(ke cha hālakhabara?)
Reply to 'How are you?' मलाई सन्चै छ । तपाईँलाई नि?
(malāī sancai cha. tapāī̃lāī ni?)
Long time no see लामो समयसम्म हराउनु भयो नी!
(lamo samaya samma haraunu bhayo ni!)
लामै हराउनुभयो नि !
(lāmai harāunubhayo ni!)
What's your name? तपाईँको नाम के हो ?
(tapāī̃ko nāma ke ho?)
तिम्रो नाम के हो ?
(timro nāma ke ho?)
My name is ... मेरो नाम ... हो
(mero nāma … ho )
Where are you from? तपाईकी घर काहाँ हो?
(tapāīkī ghara kāham ho?)
तपाईँ कहाँको हुनुहुन्छ ?
(tapāī̃ kahā̃ko hunuhuncha?)
I'm from ... मेरो घर ... हो
(mero ghara ... ho)
म ... बाट हुँ
(ma … bāṭa hũ)
Pleased to meet you तपाईँलाई भेटेर खुसी लाग्यो
(tapāī̃lāī bheṭera khusī lāgyo )
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
शुभ प्रभात (śubha prabhāta)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
शुभ अपराह्ण (śubha aparāhṇa)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
शुभ सन्ध्या (śubha sandhyā)
Good night शुभ रात्रि (śubha rātri)
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
नमस्ते (namaste)
Good luck! शुभकामना (śubhakāmanā)
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
शुभकामना (śubhakāmanā)
Have a nice day शुभ दिन (śubha dina)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
राम्ररी खानुहोला
(rāmrarī khānuholā)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
शुभ यात्रा (śubha yātrā)
I understand मैले बुझेँ (maile bujhẽ)
I don't understand मैले बुझिनँ (maile bujhinã)
Yes हो (ho)
हजुर (hajura)
No होइन (hoina)
नाइँ (nāĩ)
Maybe सायद (sāyada)
I don't know मलाई थाहा छैन (malāī thāhā chaina)
Please speak more slowly कृपया अलि ढिलो बोल्नुहोस्
(kṛpayā ali ḍhilo bolnuhos)
Please say that again कृपया आफूलाई दोहोर्‍याउनुहोस्
(kṛpayā āphūlāī dohoryāunuhos)
Please write it down कृपया लेख्नुहोस्
(kṛpayā lekhnuhos)
Do you speak Nepali? के तपाईँ नेपाली बोल्नुहुन्छ ?
(ke tapāī̃ nepālī bolnuhuncha?)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
हजुर, अलि अलि बोल्छु
(hajura, ali ali bolchhu)
Speak to me in Nepali? म सँग नेपालीमा बोलनुस। (ma sanga nepali ma bolnus)
How do you say ... in Nepali? तपाइले नेपालीमा .... लाइ कसरी भन्नुहुन्छ?
(tapain le nepalima ... lai kasari bhannu hunchha?)
Excuse me माफी पाऊँ (māphī pāū̃)
How much is this? यसको कति हो ? (yasako kati ho?)
Sorry माफी पाऊँ (māphī pāū̃)
Thank you धन्यवाद
(dhanyavāda)
Reply to thank you केही छैन (kehī chaina)
Where's the toilet / bathroom? शौचालय कहाँ छ ?
(śaucālaya kahā̃ cha?)
This gentleman will pay for everything उहाँले प्रत्येक वस्तुको भुक्तानी गरिदिनुहुन्छ
(uhā̃le pratyeka vastuko bhuktānī garidinuhuncha)
This lady will pay for everything उहाँले हरेकचिजको भुक्तानी गर्नुहुन्छ।
(uhale harekchijko bhuktani garnuhunchha)
Would you like to dance with me? के तपाईँ मसँग नाच्न चाहनुहुन्छ ?
(ke tapāī̃ masãga nācna cāhanuhuncha?)
I love you म तपाईँलाई माया गर्छु
(ma tapāī̃lāī māyā garchu)
Get well soon शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभको कामना
(śīghra svāsthya lābha ko kāmanā)
Leave me alone! मलाई एक्लै छोड्नुहोस्
(malāī eklai choḍnuhos)
Help! गुहार
(guhāra)
Fire! आगो लाग्यो
(āgo lāgyo)
Stop! रोक्नुहोस्
(roknuhos)
Call the police! प्रहरीलाई बोलाउनुहोस्
(praharīlāī bolāunuhos)
Christmas greetings क्रिसमस तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना
(krismas tathā nayā̃ varṣako śubhakāmanā)
Birthday greetings जन्मदिनको शुभकामना
(janmadinako śubhakāmanā)
Congratulations! बधाई छ ! (badhāī cha!)
One language is never enough एउटा मात्रै भाषा कहिल्यै पर्याप्त हुँदैन
(euṭā mātrai bhāṣā kahilyai paryāpta hũdaina)
My hovercraft is full of eels मेरो पानीजहाज वाम माछाले भरिपूर्ण छ
(mero pānījahāja vāma māchā bharipūrṇa cha)

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Links

Other collections of Nepali phrases
https://wikitravel.org/en/Nepali_phrasebook
http://the-voyagers.tripod.com/language.htm
http://mylanguages.org/nepali_phrases.php
http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/projectteam/
turin/downloads/nepali_primer.pdf

http://www.volunteersummernepal.org/learn-basic-nepali-2

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