Nepali Phrases

The Nepali phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: नमस्कार   [namaskāra] Audio
What is your name?: तपाईंको नाम के हो ?  [tapā'īṅkō nāma kē hō?] Audio
Nice to meet you: तपाईंलाई भेट्दा सार्है खुशी लग्यो   [tapā'īnlā'ī bhēṭdā sār'hai khuśī lagyō] Audio
How are you?: तपाईंलाई कस्तो छ ?  [tapā'īnlā'ī kastō cha?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: मलाई सन्चै छ, धन्यवाद  [malā'ī sancai cha, dhan'yavāda] Audio
And you?: अनि तपाईंलाई नी ?  [ani tapā'īnlā'ī nī?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Nepali)?: के तपाईं (अंग्रेजी/नेपाली) बोल्नु हुन्छ ?  [kē tapā'īṁ (aṅgrējī / nēpālī) bōlnu huncha?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: के उनी चाइनिज बोल्छिन् ?  [kē unī cā'inija bōlchin?] Audio
A little bit: अलिकति मात्र   [alikati mātra] Audio
How old are you?: तपाई कति वर्षको हुनुहुन्छ ?  [tapā'ī kati varṣakō hunuhuncha?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: म तीस बर्षको भएँ   [ma tīsa barṣakō bha'ēm̐] Audio
It was nice talking to you: तपाईंसंग कुरा गर्दा रमाइलो भयो   [tapā'īnsaṅga kurā gardā ramā'ilō bhayō] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: तपाईंले के भन्न खोज्नु भएको हो ?  [tapā'īnlē kē bhanna khōjnu bha'ēkō hō?] Audio
I don't understand: मैले बुझ्न सकिन  [mailē bujhna sakina] Audio
I don't know: मलाई थाहा छैन   [malā'ī thāhā chaina] Audio
Sorry: क्षमाप्रार्थी छु   [kṣamāprārthī chu] Audio
What is that called in Nepali?: त्यसलाई नेपालीमा के भनिन्छ   [tyasalā'ī nēpālīmā kē bhanincha] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: त्यो शब्दलाई अंग्रेजीमा के भनिन्छ   [tyō śabdalā'ī aṅgrējīmā kē bhanincha] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: तपाईं कहाँबाट हुनुहुन्छ ?   [tapā'īṁ kahām̐bāṭa hunuhuncha?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: म यु.यस. बाट हुँ   [ma yu?yasa? bāṭa hum̐] Audio
I'm American: म अमेरिकन हुँ   [ma amērikana hum̐] Audio
Where do you live?: तपाईं कहाँ बस्नुहुन्छ ?  [tapā'īṁ kahām̐ basnuhuncha?] Audio
I live in the U.S: म यु. यस. मा बस्छु   [ma yu? yasa? mā baschu] Audio
What do you do for a living?: तपाईं बाँच्नको लागि के गर्नुहुन्छ ?  [tapā'īṁ bām̐cnakō lāgi kē garnuhuncha?] Audio
I'm a student: म विद्यार्थी हु   [ma vidyārthī hu] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: के म तपाईंलाई सहयोग गर्नसक्छु ?  [kē ma tapā'īnlā'ī sahayōga garnasakchu?] Audio
Can you help me?: के तपाईं मलाई सहयोग गर्नु सक्नुहुन्छ ?  [kē tapā'īṁ malā'ī sahayōga garnu saknuhuncha?] Audio
Where is the airport?: विमानस्थल कहाँ छ ?  [vimānasthala kahām̐ cha?] Audio
Go straight: सिधा अघाडी जानुहोस्   [sidhā aghāḍī jānuhōs] Audio
Then: त्यसपछि   [tyasapachi] Audio
Turn left: देब्रे मोड्नुहोस्   [dēbrē mōḍnuhōs] Audio
Turn right: दाहिने मोद्नुहोस   [dāhinē mōdnuhōsa] Audio


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Good wishes in Nepali in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: जन्मदिनको शुभकामना   [janmadinakō śubhakāmanā] Audio
Happy new year: नयाँ बर्षको शुभकामना   [nayām̐ barṣakō śubhakāmanā] Audio
Merry Christmas: क्रिस्मसको शुभकामना   [krismasakō śubhakāmanā] Audio
Good luck: सौभाग्य   [saubhāgya] Audio
Congratulations: बधाई   [badhā'ī] Audio

Nepali expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: मेरो आरक्षण छ   [mērō ārakṣaṇa cha] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: के तपाईंसंग कोठा खाली छ ?  [kē tapā'īnsaṅga kōṭhā khālī cha?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: मलाई गैर-धुम्रपान कोठा चाहिन्छ   [malā'ī gaira - dhumrapāna kōṭhā cāhincha] Audio
How much it costs per night?: प्रति रातको कति रुपियाँ पर्छ ?  [prati rātakō kati rupiyām̐ parcha?] Audio
Waiter: वेटर   [vēṭara] Audio
How much is this?: यसको कति हो ?  [yasakō kati hō?] Audio
What is this?: यो के हो ?  [yō kē hō?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: के तपाईंलाई ठिक छ ?  [kē tapā'īnlā'ī ṭhika cha?] Audio
I need a doctor: मलाई चिकित्सकको आवश्यकता छ   [malā'ī cikitsakakō āvaśyakatā cha] Audio
Help: सहयोग   [sahayōga] Audio
Call the ambulance: एम्बुलेन्स बोलाउनुहोस्  [ēmbulēnsa bōlā'unuhōs] Audio
Call the police: पुलिसलाई बोलाउनुहोस्   [pulisalā'ī bōlā'unuhōs] Audio
I am sick: म बिरामी छु   [ma birāmī chu] Audio

These Nepali phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Nepali Vocabulary and Nepali Grammar, you might want to visit our Nepali Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Nepali Vocabulary

Nepali Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Nepali phrases.