Basic Nepali Functional Words for Tourists to Survive in Nepal

Basic Nepali Functional Words for Tourists to Survive in Nepal

Greetings / Civilities

Hello, Goodbye

namaste

Thank you

dhanyabaad

How are you?

Tapaain laaee kasto chha?

What is your name?

Tapaainko naam ke ho?

My name is ‘Bijaya’.

mero naam ‘Bijaya’ ho.

I hope we meet again.

Pheri bhetaunlaa.

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

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

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

Getting Around

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

How much to get to ……….?

…..kolagi kati paisa lagchha?

Is it far from here?

Yaha bata tadha parchha?

Can I walk there?

Hidera jana sakinchha?

I want to go ………..

Ma …………. Janchhu

Where does this bus go?

Yo bus kaha janchha?

How much is it to go to ……..?

……….jana kati parchha?

Accommodation

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

Where is a guesthouse /hotel /campsite/  lodge?

guesthouse/hotel/campsite/lodge kaha  chha?

What is the address?

Thegana ke ho?

Please write down the address

Thegana lekhidinuhos

Can I get a place to stay here?

Yaha basne thhau paunchha?

May I look at the room?

Kotha herna sakchhu?

How much is it per night?

Ek ratko, kati paisa ho?

Does it include breakfast?

Bihanako khana samet ho?


Trekking

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

Which way is ………………..?

…………………jane bato kata parchha?

Is there a village nearby?

Najikai goun parchha?

How many hours/ days to …….?

…………. Pugna kati ghanta/din laagchha?

Where can I get a porter?

Bhariya kaha payinchha?

I want to sleep

Malai sutna man lagyo

I’m feeling cold

Malai jado lagyo

Please give me water

Malai pani dinuhos

Food and Drink

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

I’m a vegetarian

Ma sakahari hun

What is this/ that?

Yo/ tyo ke ho?

Food/ meal

Khana

Bread (loaf)

(Pau) Roti

Rice/ cooked rice

Chamal/ bhat

Green, leafy vegetable

Sag

Meat

Masu

Vegetable (cooked)

Tarkari

Lentils

Dal

Egg

Anda/ phul

Fruit

Phal

Sugar

Chini

Salt

Noon

Pepper

Marich

Curd

Dhai

Milk

Dudh

Tea

Chiya

Water

Paani

Shopping

English Phrase

Nepali Translation

Where is the market?

Bazaar kaha chha?

What is it made of?

Kele baneko?

How much?

Kati

I like this

Malai yo ramro lagyo

I don’t like this

Malai yo ramro lagena

Money

Paisa

Cheap

Sasto

Expensive

Mahango

Less

Kam

More

Badhi

Little bit

Alikati


Health

English phrase

Nepali Translation

Where can I find a good doctor?

Ramro daktar kaha paincha?

Where is the hospital?

Yaha aspatal kaha chha?

I don’t feel well

Malai sancho chhaina

I have diarrhea

Pakhala lagyo

I have altitude sickness

Lek lagyo

I have fever

Joro ayo

I’m having trouble breathing

Sas pherna sakdina

Medicine

Ausadhi

Pharmacy

Ausadhi pasal