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Useful phrases in Newari / Nepal Bhasa

A collection of useful phrases in Newari / Nepal Bhasa, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Nepal, India and Bhutan.

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English नेपाल भाषा (Newari / Nepal Bhasa)
Welcome लसकुस
Hello (General greeting) ज्वजलपा
How are you? म्हं फु ला?
Reply to 'How are you?' जितः ला म्हं फु, छन्तः ले?
Long time no see गुल्लि दत मखङ्गु।
What's your name? छिगू नां छु?
My name is ... जिगू नां ... खः।
Where are you from? छि गनं खः?
I'm from ... जि... नं खः।
Pleased to meet you छितः नापलानां लय्‌ताल
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
भिं सुथ
Good day भिं न्हि
Good night भिं चा
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! भिंतुना
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day दिं बां लायेमा।
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand
I don't understand जिं मथुल
I don't know
Please speak more slowly भतिचा बुलुहुँ नुहंवानादिसँ।
Please say that again हाकनं धयादिसँ।
Please write it down कृपया च्वयादिसँ ।
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Newari? छितः नेपालभास न्वंवाये वः ला?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
भतिचा वः।
Speak to me in Newari / Nepal Bhasa
How do you say ... in Newari / Nepal Bhasa? छिसं ... यातः नेपालभासय् छु धयादी?
Excuse me छ्यमा यानादिसँ
How much is this? थुकय्‌या गुलि?
Sorry छ्यमा यानादिसँ
Thank you सुभाय्
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet? खिखांमुगः गन दु?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything वय्‌कलं द्यबा पुलादी।
Would you like to dance with me? जि नापं प्याखं ल्हुइ मंदु?
I miss you
I love you जितः छ नापं मतिना दु।
Get well soon याकनं लनेमा।
Go away!
Leave me alone! जितः याकःचा त्वःताबिउ।!
Help! ग्वहालि!
Fire! मिँ!
Stop! आसे!
Call the police! पुलिस सःतादिसँ।!
Christmas and New Year greetings भिं ख्रिस्मस
न्हू दँया भिंतुना
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings बुदिंया भिंतुना/जर्मनिंया भिंतुना
One language is never enough छगू भाय् जक्क गुबलें गाइ मखु।
My hovercraft is full of eels
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