Simple Nepali Phrases

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Hoping someone on this forum can help, please.

    I come into regular contact with a couple of Nepali ladies, whose husbands are serving Ghurkas. They like to practise their English, and I'm happy to help them with that.

    However, I'd really like to learn some simple phrases, such as 'Hello', 'Goodbye', 'Please' and 'Thank you'.

    If anyone here can oblige (spelling not a problem, but pronunciation would be appreciated), I'd be grateful and feel I'm adding my little bit to international relations.

  2. Nameste - A greeting, thats the only one I know.
  3. Fahkinpuhka = mmm chef, that was lovely

  4. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

  5. G-R, if you search back through this forum, you'll see somewhere a similar query to yours.

    I recall some useful stuff, including links and the like.

    I see you've moved!


  6. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    I'll do that PB, thank you.

    Well, I sold my house so quickly, I thought I'd better get out of town so I'm renting in the sunny south.

    You see some nice whirly-birds from here - takes me back to my childhood days.
  7. Namaskar - the more respectful version of this greeting.
  8. Lamos sas limnos, ra rokknos! :D

    I will never, never forget that however much I would want to.
  9. Topaya Kostosa (How are you, said after the greeting) (not sure of the spelling)

    Ram Ram (good)

    Aram Garnoose (Take a break)

    Thats all I remember
  10. Derri Ramro ! :lol:
  11. Namaste, merro nam (your name here) Ho.

    Hello, my name is .....
  12. Lonely planet publish a very good little phrase book, if you are interested.

    Nepalis rarely ever say "thank you" - it's Danyebadh, but if you go round saying that all the time, they think it's rather odd. In their culture, it's automatically assumed you are grateful for something done. That's the kind of wonderful people they are.
  13. spelling - pronunciation - meaning

    Namaste - Na Mast Eh - Hello, Greetings
    Namaskar - Na Mask Car - The more respectful version of Namaste
    Thik Cha - tik cha - I am fine
    Maaph garnuhos - Maff Garnoohoss - Excuse me, sorry
    Maile bhujhina - Male boo jeena - I don’t understand
    Maile bhujhe - Male boo jee - I understand
    Pheri bhetaunla - ferry bet on la - I hope we meet again
    Ramro - Ram Row - Good
    Naramro - Na Ram Row - Bad

    hope this helps
  14. Sethi aimai ramro ho.......kitna paisa?