Basic Nepali Language for Travellers


Hello                                                        Namaste

What is your name?                             Tapaiko naam ke ho?

My name is …                                         Mero naam …… ho

How are you?                                         Timilai sanchai cha?

Thank you                                               Dhanyabad

Clean                                                        Safa

Dirty                                                         Fohar              

Good                                                        Ramro

Bad                                                           Naramro

Yes                                                           Hajur

No                                                           Hoina or Chain

Do you speak English?                        Tapai Angreji bolnuhunchha?

I don’t understand                               Maile bujhina

Where is the toilet?                             Toilet kata cha?

Hod do I get to                                       Kasai Jaane

Left                                                          Baayaa

Right                                                       Daayaa

Straight ahead                                      Sidha

I’m lost                                                  Ma haraye

Get lost/Go away                                Yaha bata haat

How much is this?                               Yesko kati parcha?

Do you have rooms available?          K tapai sanga kunai kotha upalabda cha?

I’m a vegetarian                                   Ma masu khandina

I don’t eat pork                                    Ma bangoor khaadina

Food                                                       Khana

Water                                                  Paani

Tea                                                       Chiya

Coffee                                                  Coffee

Temple                                                Mandir

I like this                                              Malai yo ramro lagyo

I don’t like this                                   Malai you ramro lagdaina

How much                                          Kati

That’s enough                                   Pugyo

Money                                                Paisa

Cheap                                                 Sasto

Expensive                                          Mahango

Less                                                     Kam

More                                                   Badhi

Little bit                                              Alikati