Nepali Language : Learn Basic Nepali Words That are Most Used in Nepal


Nepali Language : Learn Basic Nepali Words That are Most Used in Nepal

Here is some tips to learn basic Nepali words with some most used Nepali words. If you want to learn Nepali language, then it may help you. These words and phrase are most used Nepali words in Nepali communication language.

So if you are learner of Nepali language, then catch it all. We are very sure that it will help you to write and speak Nepali language. So learn Basic Nepali Words which are some most used Nepali words.

Nepali language

Nepal is a beautiful country with cultural heritages and natural beauties. There are different languages in our country but yet many people talk and understand the national language which is nepali.

So are you planning to come to Nepal and experience this amazing country? Yes I know you will be having so much trouble and questions in your mind but we can help you with that.

Coming and visiting Nepal is one of the best thing to do and you need to put that in your bucket list. The natural scenes are just amazing and you can learn quite a bit from us as well because you believe in give and take.

I know, learning another language is quite a mess, problematic job and you won’t be able to learn it so quick and fast and fluently. As we have mentioned earlier, in Nepal we have more than ten languages so if you are visiting a certain ethnic group or tribe then you might want to learn an extra language .


You just need to do the basics and learn the language clearly so that the people who will be talking to you won’t confuse the words for what he said and what you heard and vice versa. But we are here and you can learn few expressions that can be used daily in the course of tours.

Learning is fun with us and this article with tell you the best way to learn and know the true meaning behind it. Learning nepali language is not that easy as you think it might be. You just need a good partner to practice it and little excitement is enough. So if you are ready to learn nepali come along to the very end of the article.

Hello and Namaste to the curious pupils; A head of commencing our journey, let’s have a minute foreword. As obvious from you reading this page, I will carefully suppose you are very fascinated in learning (or getting to be acquainted with) this language, which is very dear to me, as I am proud Nepali.

Language is a landmark in individual progress since it smoothes the progress of the communication linking a species’ associates. This permits us to swap information in better ways, which is critical for a species’ endurance. In particular, human beings language developed to make use of echo and gesticulations, which soon extended to comprise inscription and supplementary illustration cues.

There are more than a thousand languages around the globe; however for the most part of them belong to superior groups labeled ‘families’. When natives broaden their horizons from a native place, so does the language.

In truth, the identical language at the moment will bear a resemblance to barely a little a hundred years as of currently; like inhabitants, languages continuously change and modify according to the requirement and moment in time.

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan Language having a place with the Indo-European Family. As proposed by the name, this family comprises of numerous dialects talked over the Indian subcontinent and Europe.

Quite a while prior, individuals who spoke Proto-Indo-European (PIE) – the progenitor of all Indo-European dialects – enhanced. Afterward, PIE stretched out into many sub-branches which advanced to give our cutting edge dialects of English, Spanish, Nepali and so forth. Two of the more vital ones are Latin and Sanskrit, with the last being the wellspring of Nepali.

While Sanskrit may have given the main part of Nepali as we probably are aware today, the impact of Sino-Tibetan languages additionally assumed a major part in forming the dialect. In the present day and age, the impact of different dialects (such as English) keeps on shaping how we impart in Nepali.

Nepali is a Category ‘IV’ type dialect, which means it is genuinely ‘medium-hard’- ish in learning trouble (for a Native English Speaker). So this keeps it in any semblance of Polish, Czech, Thai and so forth.

Notwithstanding, don’t give these things a chance to stop you. No dialect is hard in the event that you are completely dedicated to it. Nepali is genuinely clear in numerous things. With enough practice and commitment, you will have the capacity to ace this dialect effortlessly.

Keep in mind that the key in anything is determination; nobody will wake up one day and say “Hello, I now know the dialect with familiarity!” Like great wine, it will require some investment, and the exertion will be justified, despite all the trouble.

So, here are few words to kick off learning Nepali language:

  • Namaste or Namaskar:

Well, the first thing you need to be taught while learning any foreign language is to gain knowledge of the word which is frequently used to greet people when they meet each other. English people start conversation with a Hello, and a simple wave of a hand, whereas Japanese call it Kon’nichiwa and they bow their Head.

However in Nepal, people start of a conversation with Namaste, which is shown by placing the hands together at the heart chakra, closing the eyes, and bowing the head.

Moreover, It can also be accomplished by joining the hands together in front of the fore head, bowing the head to show respect, and then slowly bringing the hands down to the heart.

The first person pronoun is spelled as “MA” in Nepali.

  • My:

To address something that belongs to the person, the word “My” is used. In Nepali it is called “MERO”.  For example : “ yo mero kitab ho” which means “this is my book”



  • You:

Second person is pronounced which is “YOU”  and that has different words in Nepali as compared to English. The Nepali language seeks Level of Respect; hence the word is used very carefully while using it with various groups.

If a second person is an elderly person or someone above a first person status, the word “Hajur” is used, If second person is a friend or associate the word “TIMI” is used. Whereas, if the second person is a junior then he is addressed as  ”TA”. This is also used when the person is a very close friend.

  • Third person pronoun:

For singular pronoun such as “he,” his,” “hers,” “him” “her,” and “she,” the word “UE” or “ऊ” is used. “It,” is called as “TYO” For Plural pronoun such as “they,” and “them” the word “UHA HARU” is used for elder people. For example : “ uha haru mero shishak hun” which means “ they are my teachers”.

  • Welcome:

To say welcome in Nepali, the Word “SWAGATAM” is used. In Nepali it is Written as “स्वागतम् ” . This is a formal reply to thank you  or dhanyabad.

  • How are you? :

To say “How are you?” in Nepali, these Words “TAPAAII LAI KASTO CHA? Or TIMI LAI KASTO CHA?” is used. In Nepali it is written as (तपाईंलाई कस्तो छ? Or तिमीलाई कस्तो छ?)

  • To reply ‘How are you?’:

So, in order to reply you got to say “MALAAI SANCHAI CHA. TAPAAIILAAII NI?” which is written as (मलाइ सन्चै छ । तपाईलाई नि?). Which can be translated in English as: I am fine, and you? This is the basics in starting a conversation with other people.

  • Long time no see:

So if you have not seen someone for a long period of time, you should say (lamo samaya samma haraunu bhayo ni!) which can be written in Nepali as (लामो समयसम्म हराउनु भयो नी!)

  • For asking Some ones Name:

So while travelling you come across someone and want to know some ones name then you got ask him by saying ((tapaaiiko naam ke ho?) or (timro naam ke ho?). the reply could be “mero naam ….. ho” which mean “this is my name”.

  • Addressing one’s own Name:

So, if you want to introduce yourself then you got to say (mero naam ……. ho).

  • To ask for a person’s address:

If you want to know an address, you got to say (tapaai ko ghara kaaha ho?).

  • To provide your own address:

To make people aware about your place of dwelling you got to say (mero ghara ……. ho).

  • Pleased to meet you:

The ideal way to say Pleased to meet you in Nepali is by saying (tapaai laaii bhetera khushii laagyo).

  • Morning Greetings:

If you want to say “good morning” to others than you should say (subha prabhat) in Nepali.

  • Evening Greetings:

If you want to say “good Evening” to others than you should say (subha sandhya) in Nepali.

  • Good night Greetings:

If you want to say “Good Night” to others than you should say (subha raatri) in Nepali. This is a formal way but you can also say ramrai sutnu which means sleep well.

  • Good luck:

If you want to wish a Nepali luck then say him (subhakamana).

  • Have a nice day

If you want to say have a nice day in Nepali then you got to say (subha din). Which is written in Nepali as ( शुभ दिन) .

  • Bon appetit:

If you want to say “Have a nice meal” then you got to say (ramrari khanu hola). Which is written in Nepali as राम्ररी खानु होला?

  • Bon voyage:

If you want to say have a good journey then you got to say (shubha yatra). Which is written in Nepali as शुभ-यात्रा?

  • Acknowledging:

If you understand what the other person is conveying, then acknowledge it by saying (maile bujhaae). Which is written in Nepali as  मैले बुझेँ. However, if you do not understand what the speaker is speaking about. Then you can convey your misunderstanding by saying (maile bujhina). Which is written in Nepali as मैले बुझिन.

  • Yes and NO

So if you are in a situation where you have to say either YES or NO then use word such as हो (ho) to Say yes And  होइन (hoina) to say no.

  • Maybe

Sometimes, we often get trapped in situation where we do not have definite answer. So under the “MAY BE” situation use word such as (saayad). Which is written in Nepali as “शायद”.

  • If you Don’t know about certain matter:

If you are not familiar about something, then you can interpret your lack of knowledge by saying (malaaii thaahaa chaina), which means “I don’t know” in English. It can be written in Nepali as मलाई थाहा छैन.

  • Slow Down:

Many people have a habit of speaking fast. And it creates a big problem if the person listening is new to the language. Thus, If you wish that a person speak more slowly, you have to say (bistaarai bhannus). बिस्तारै भन्नुस्?

  • If you want the person to repeat (Please say that again ):

Most pleasant way to ask someone to repeat what he has just said in nepali is by saying (pheri bhannus). Which is written in Nepali as फेरि भन्नुस्.

  • Please write it down:

IF you want some one to write something for you, then the word you are need of is (kripaya lekhnu hos). Which is written in Nepali as कृपया लेख्नुहोस्.


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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