Learn Our Language

Greetings

Hello / Goodbye - Namaste or Namaskar
Thank you - Dhanyabaad
Excuse me / Pardon me - Hajur or MafGarnus
How are you - Tapaai laai kasto chha?
Have you had your lunch or dinner? - Khana Khanu Bhayo
I understand - Maile bhuj-hay
I donot understand - Maile bhujhina
You are nice - Tapai Ramro Hunu Huncha
I love you - Ma TeameLai Maya Garchu
What's up - Kay Cha
What is your name - TapaiKo Nam Kayho
My name is Sam - Mero Nam Sam Hoo
Which country are you from? - KunDesh Bata Aunu Bhayo?
I am from America - Ma America bata Ayako
See you again - pheri veeTaula

 

Human Body Words

Head - Tauuko
Eye - Ankhaa
Nose - Nak
Lips - Othaa
Hair - Kapaal
Ear - Kan
Cheek - Gala
Legs - Khuttaa
Feet - Paitala
Hand - Haath
Fingers - Aula
Tummy - Peta
Neck - Ghatee

 

Homes and Buildings

Home - Ghaar
Door - Dhooka
Window - Jhaayl
Stairs - Bharang
Kitchen - Kitchen or Khana Pakaaunee Thaou
Bathroom - Charpee or Bathroom
Bed - Bistaara
Chairs - Kurrshe
Lunch - Deusaa ko Khaana
Dinner - Ratee ko Khaana
Garden - Bari
Flower Garden - PhulBari
Vegetable Garden - Tarkari Bari
Lamp - Baat-ti

 

Date and Time

Calendar - Calendar or Patro
Time - Saamay
Seconds - Seconds
Minutes - Minutes
Hours - Ghaanta
Clock - Ghadee
Day - Deen or Bar
Month - Mahina
Year - Barrsha
Century - Satabdee
Today - Ajha
Yesterday - Hejo
Tomorrow - volee
Sunday - Aita Bar
Monday - Som Bar
Tuesday - Mangal Bar
Wednesday - Budha Bar
Thursday - Behi Bar
Friday - Sukra Bar
Saturday - Sani Bar
Morning - Behana
Afternoon - Deusa
Evening - Sanjha
Night - Rati

 

Colors and Descriptons

Color - Raang
White - Saytow
Black - Kaalow
Red - Raatoe
Green – Haariyo
Yellow - Paaheelo
Blue – Neelow

 

Numbers

One - Aek
Two - Duwe
Three - Teeen
Four - Char
Five - Panch
Six - Chha
Seven - Saat
Eight - atha
Nine - Naou
Ten - Das
Twenty - Bees
Thirty - Tees
Fourty - ChaLees
Fifty - Pachas


For more watch the video
(Baki Video Ma Hernu Hola) Baki = The Rest Video Ma = In (Ma) Video Hernu = Watch Hola = (just the end for a Verb -> Hernu (watch)
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100 - Saya or Ak Saya
200 - DeWe or Dewesaya
1000 - Ak Hajar
5000 - PachasHajar
10000 - Das Hajar
20000 - Bis Hajar
100000 - Lakh or Ak Lakh
200000 - Dewe akh
200000 - Duwe Lakh
1000000 - Ak Karor or Just Karor
2000000 - Dewe Karor

 

Relationships

Baby - Baccha
Boy - Kaytow or Kayta
Girl - Kayte
Man - Purush
Women - Mahila
Youth - Than-nayre
Mother - Ama
Father - Buba or Baba
Grand Father - HajurBuba or Bajay
Grand Mother - HajurAama or Bajayni
Younger Sister - Bahenee
Older Sister - Dedee
Younger Brother - Bhai
Older Brother - Dai

 

Clothes and Wears

Cap - Topi
Shirt - Shirt
Pants - Pants
Shoes - Jutta
Socks - Moaja
Sandles - Chap-pal
Jewellery - Gahaana
Wrist Watch - Hatko-Ghaade
Ring - Auothi
Bangles - Chuura
Gloves - Pannja
Nose Rings - Ful-le
Ear Rings - Top

 

Food Items

Rice - Chamal
Coocked Rice - Bhat
Lentles - Dal
Grains - Gaeda Guude
Tea - Cheeya
Coffee - Coffee
Sugar - Cheene
Salt - Noon
Spices - Masala
Tomato - Ta-ma-tar
Potato - Aloo
Onion - Pyaaj
Ginger - Adhuwa
Garlic - Lasun
Pepper - KhurSanee
Milk - Dudh
Water - Panee
Vegetable - Sag-Saab-Ji
Curry - Tarrkari
Apple - Sau-oo
Orange - Suntala
Bannana - Keraa

 

Basic Words

I - Ma
You - Timi
We - HaamiHaru
Ours - HamiharuKo
Yours - Teamro
Me - Mero or Malai
She - Uni
He - Oo
Her - Unko or Unlai
His - Usko
Him - Uslai
They - TiniHaru
Them - TiniHaru Ko Lagi or TiniHaruLai or TiniHaru Sanga
Here - Yaha
There - Teayhaa
Those - TouHaru
These - EiniHaru
Us - HamiHaruLai
Their - TiniHaruKo
For - Ko Lagi
Reasons – Karund


Useful Adjectives

Mahango / Sasto

Expensive / Cheap

Ramro / Naramro

Good / Bad

Sapha / Phohar

Clean / Dirty

Thulo / Sano

Big / Small

Sajilo / Gahro

Easy / Hard

Thada / Najik

Far / Close

Chito / Dhilo

Fast / Slow

Tato / Cheeso

Hot / Cold (for food)

Garmi / Jaado

Hot / Cold (for weather)

Naya / Purano

New / Old

Dhani / Garib

Rich / Poor

Add ‘dherai’ to show ‘very’

Ex. Trekking dherai gahro cha

Trekking is very hard

 

Food adjectives

Mitho / namitho

Tasty / Not tasty

Bhuteko

Fried

Umaaleko

Boiled

Noonilo

Salty

Gooliyo

Sweet

Amilo

Sour

Tito

Bitter

Piro

Spicy

 

Useful nouns

Bato / Road

Pul / Bridge

Des / Country

Bajar / Market

Kotha / Room

Gau / Village

Khola / River

Pasal / Shop

Khanna / Food

Ghar / House

Mithai / Sweets

Koseli / Gift

Topee / Hat

Jhola / Bag, pack

Git / Song

Kitaab / Book

Manche / Person

Mancheharu / People

Chorachori / Children

Bideshi / Foreigner

Pariwar / Family

Dharma / Religion

 

Getting Around  

Where is the bathroom?

"Bathroom" kahaa~ chha?

Can you help me?

Malaai mad-dat garna saknu hunchha?

Which way to Durbar Square?

"Durbar Square" kataa ho?

 

 

Is there a bank nearby?

Yahaa~ nazikai "bank" chha?

What time does the office open?

"Office" kati baze kholchha?

Where is the nearest restuarant?

Sab bhandaa nazik ko "restaurant" kahaa~ chha?

 

 

I would like to go to Bhaktapur.

Ma Bhaktapur zaana chaahan chhu.

How can I get there?

Tyahaa~ kasari zaana sakinchha?

 

 

Is it close by?

Nazik chha?

Is it far?

Taddhaa chha?

Is it within walking distance?

Hi~dera puginchha?

 

 

Is there a bus that goes there?

Tyahaa~ bus zaanchha?