Learn Nepali


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Here we are trying our best you to learn Nepali, that may help you while traveling in Nepal and get connected with our small effort. We do hope, you may find a bit easier.

BASIC VOWELS

In Nepali Language, there are 12 vowels but 10 of them only most used.

a

as in “all”

aa

as in “father”

i

as in “it”

ee

as in “eat”

u

as in “put”

oo

as in “root”

e

as in “egg”

ai

pronounce vowels a + i in swift succession

o

as in “over”

au

pronounce vowels a + u in swift succession

There are 36 consonants in the Nepali language. Three of them are minor variants of other consonants and you can ignore them. The 33 that you should learn how to pronounce are listed below.

ka

as in “call”

kha

as in “khaki”

ga

as in “gone”

gha

as in “Ghana”

nga

similar to English “ing”

cha

as in “church”

chha

aspirated cha (see note below to understand aspirated consonants)

za

as in “zombie”

zha

aspirated “za”

na

as in “nausea”

tta

as in “talk”

ttha

aspirated ta

dda

as in “dog”

ddha

aspirated dda

ta

as in “talk”, but with tongue behind upper teeth

tha

as in “thunder”

da

same as “the”

dha

aspirated da

pa

as in “Paul”

pha

as in “fall”

ba

as in “ball”

bha

as in “vault”

ma

as in “mall”

ya

as in “yawn”

ra

as in “raw”

la

as in “law”

wa

as in “wok”

sa

as in “saw”

sha

as in “shawl”

ha

as in “haw”

chhya

pronounce chha + ya as a single syllable

tra

pronounce ta + ra as a single syllable

gya

pronounce ga + ya as a single syllable

Basic Learn Nepali

Hello, good morning, Good evening:                                  Namaste

Good Night                                                                                             Shuva Raatri

How are you?                                                                                      Tapailai kasto chha

I am fine                                                                                                 Malai thik chha

And you?                                                                                               Tapailai

Thank you                                         Dhanye baad

Welcome Swaagatam

I am sorry                                          Malai Maaf garnus

No problem                                      Kehi Chhaina

See you again                                 Pheri bhetau–laa

See you later                                 Pachhi  bhetau—laa

What is you name?                      Tapaiko naam ke ho?

My name is Bishnu!                 Mero Naam Bishnu ho!

Some Useful words:

What?     = Ke

Where ?  = kahaa

when?       = kahile

who?         = ko

why?        = kinaa

how?       = kasari

how much?                                 = kati

how many?  (things)            = kati wotaa

how many ?(people)            = kati jana




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2 thoughts on “Learn Nepali”

  1. Thanks, Marcus for you comment, sure we will pass you all the information as we continue over here in bardia, and west Nepal.

    Every single news about our wildlife, will be given to you, recently, they have counted tiger in Nepal, soon i will be passing the information to you,
    thanks

  2. I am surprised that you are encoruaging fishing for Mahseer in the Babai River of Bardia NP. The Babai River has suffered severe ecological depletion as a result of weak protection from the park / army over the years. To add further pressure is not sound conservation management.

    Please give me detail.

    Marcus

Please suggest with your comments, thanks, Bardia Jungle Cottage (BJC)

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