Useful phrases in Nepali

A collection of useful phrases in Nepali. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Englishनेपाली (Nepali)
Welcomeस्वागतम् (swagatam)
Hello/Goodbye नमस्ते (namaste)
How are you?


I'm fine, thanks. And you?
तपाईंलाई/तिमीलाई कस्तो छ?
(tapaaii/timi lai kasto cha?)
मलाइ सन्चै छ । तपाईलाई नि?
(sanchai cha. tapaaiilaaii ni?)
Long time no seeलामो समयसम्म हराउनु भयो नी!
(lamo samaya samma haraunu bhayo ni!)
What's your name?

My name is ...
तपाईंको/तिम्रो नाम के हो?
(tapaaiiko/timro naam ke ho?)
मेरो नाम ... हो (mero naam ... ho)
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
तपाईकी घर काहाँ हो?
(tapaaiikii ghara kaaham ho?)
मेरो घर ... हो
(mero ghara ... ho)
Pleased to meet youशी लाग्यो (tapaaiilaaii bhettera khushii laagyo)
Good morningशुभ प्रभात (subha prabhat)
Good afternoonनमस्कार (namaskar)
Good eveningशुभ सन्ध्या (subha sandhya)
Good nightशुभ रात्री (subha ratri)
Good luck/Good health! शुभ कामना (subhakamana)
Have a nice dayशुभ दिन (subha din)
I don't understandमैले बुझिन (maile bujhina)
Please speak more slowlyबिस्तारै भन्नुस् (bistaarai bhannus)
Please say that againफेरि भन्नुस् (pheri bhannus)
Please write it downकृपया लेख्नुहोस् (kripaya lekhnuhos)
Do you speak Nepali?

Yes, a little
के तपाइ नेपाली बोल्नुहुन्छ?
(ke tapain nepali bolnuhunchha?)
हजुर, अलि अलि बोल्छु (hajur, ali ali bolchhu)
How do you say ... in Nepali?तपाइले नेपालीमा .... लाइ कसरी भन्नुहुन्छ?
(tapain le nepalima ... lai kasari bhannu hunchha?
How much is this?यो कति हो? (yo kati ho)
Excuse me/Sorry माफ गनुस् (maapha ganus)
Thank youधन्यवाद (dhanyabad)
Where's the toilet?शौचालय कता छ? (sauchalaya kata chha)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingयहाँ/उहाँले हरेकचिजको भुक्तानी गर्नुहुन्छ।
(yaha/uhale harekchijko bhuktani garnuhunchha)
Would you like to dance with me?के तपाइ मसँग नाच्न चाहनुहुन्छ?
(ke tapain masanga nachna chahanuhunchha)
I love youम तपाइलाइ माया गर्छु। (ma tapainlai maya garchu)
Get well soonचाँडै निको हुनुहोस् (chadai niko hunuhos)
Leave me alone!मलाइ एक्लै छोड्नुहोस (malai eaklai chodnuhos)
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
सहयोग गर्नुस् (sahayao garnus)
आगो बाल्नुस् (aago balnus)
रोक्नुहोस् / रोकिनुहोस् (roknuhos / rokinuhos)
Call the police!प्रहरी बोलाउनुहोस् (prahari bolaunuhos)
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
क्रस्मसको शुभकामना तथा नयाँ वर्षको शुभकामना
(krismas ko subhakamana
tatha nayabarsha ko subhakamana)
Happy Birthdayजन्मदिनको शुभकामना! (janmadinko shubhakamana)
One language is never enoughएउटामात्र भाषा कहिल्यै पर्याप्त हुँदैन।
(euṭāmātra bhāṣā kahilyai paryāpta huṃdaina)