Nepali language is a branch of the Indo-Aryan language and is similar to Sanskrit and Hindi language. People in Nepal have more than 123 different regional, local, and community languages. But Nepali is the official and widely spoken language in Nepal. With globalization in the world, many Nepalese people can speak the English language fluently. And some can understand but cannot reply in English. So to communicate with the people of Nepal, it can be helpful if you learn Nepali. Though, you can feel most of the sentences that Nepalese are speaking are mixed up with English words.
Traveling to some unknown places, where you do not understand their language is quite uncomfortable. But Nepalese people are helpful to guests as guests are treated as equivalent to Gods. “Atithi Devo Bhawa”, which means “Guests are Gods” can be felt through their welcoming of guests and helpfulness towards tourists.
Some of the commonly used English words in the Nepali language are time, road, photo, toilet, bathroom, water tank (as tanky in Nepali), pen, vest, t-shirt, color, pants, jacket, etc. The names of electronic devices and technical terms are also similar to English but not all, though people can usually understand if you use English words for Nepali equivalent.
Here, we have collected some of the most important words and expressions that are mostly used in Nepal.
If you are soon traveling to Nepal, then this is something you should learn!
Greetings in Nepali:
Table of Contents
After learning these words, you surely can introduce yourself to Nepalese people. You can answer their questions as well as ask them.
Here are some of the words that are used to specify the relations and gender of the person in Nepali. You can use these words while talking to people for getting closer to them. When you see an elderly person who seems to be more than the age of 60-70, you can call him or her Bajey (Grandfather) or Bajeyi (Grandmother). It is common to show respect using elderly relations if they are elder than you in age.
Here are some of the translations of English words into Nepalese and how to speak them. You may hear these words during your visit to Nepal and maybe you will be able to reply to them in Nepali also after learning these words. You might see many people mix English words with Nepali while speaking. Words such as time, light, toilet, road, etc are commonly used in Nepali in place of original Nepali words.
Nepalese food is delicious, you can taste them during your visit to Nepal. Here we have added some of the daily consumed foods in Nepal. Though you will have a wide range of food choices than listed here, in Nepal. Some of the names of Nepali food cannot be translated. So, you have to have a visit to know the names of the rest of the unique food of Nepal:
Nepal is rich in flora and fauna and home to thousands of different species. There are various rare and endangered wild animals and plants in Nepal. The country is geographically diverse with high Himalayas and plains of terai. And you may see some common animals roaming in the streets. A cow is believed as the most sacred animal.
Cow – Gaai (गाई)Buffalo – Bhaisi (भैंसी)
Dog – Kukur (कुकुर)Tiger – Baagh (बाघ)
Leopard – Chituwa (चितुवा)Elephant – Haati (हात्ती)
Rhino – Gaida (गैडा)Deer – Hariin (हरिण)
Cat – Biralo (बिरालो)Animal – Janawar (जनावर)
Horse – Ghoda (घोडा)Donkey – Gadha (गधा)
Goats – Bakhra (बाख्रा)Rabbit – Kharayo (खरायो)
Mouse – Muso (मुसो)Snake – Sarpa (सर्प)
Flower Name in English Flower Name in Nepali What does it Symbolize?
Rose Gulaf; गुलाफ Romance, Love, Beauty, and Courage
Lotus Kamal; kamal Sobriety
Lily Lili; लिली Purity, Innocence, and Rebirth
Jasmine Chameli; चमेली Love, Beauty, or Sensuality
Winter Jasmine Jado chameli; जाडोचमेली Feminine powers, Sensuality, and Modesty
Daisy Deji; डेजी Motherhood and Childbirth
Hibiscus Hibiskasa; हिबिस्कस Ephemeral beauty, Romantic Love, Friendship, and Joy
White Lily Seto Lili; सेतोलिली Virginity and Purity
Water Lily Pani Lili; पानीलिली Pleasure and Peace
Sunflower Suryamukhi; सूर्यमुखी Loyalty, adoration
Chrysanthemum Gulada’udi; गुलदाउदी Friendship, Happiness, and Well-being
Red lotus Rato kamal; रातोकमल Compassion, Sympathy, and Selfless love.
Blue Water Lily Neel Kamal; नीलकमल A symbol of the sun and a sign of rebirth
Dahlia Lahure Ful; लाहुरेफूल Wealth and Elegance
Four O’clock flower Lankaasaani; लंकासानी Hope for a new day
Datura Dhatura; धतुरा Power and Caution
Frangipani Galainchi; गलैंची Devotion to someone
Tulip Tulip; ट्यूलिप Perfect Love
Red Tulip Rato Tulip; रातोट्यूलिप True Love
Purple Tulip Baijani Tulip; बैजनीट्यूलिप Royalty
Mexican Tuberose Sughandharaj; सुघन्धराज Purity, Peace, and Innocence
Oleander White Karbir;श्वेतकरबीर, White Kaner सेतोकनेर Complicated nature of love and relationships
Edible Passion Flower Laharey aap; लहरेआँप Hope for life, death of Jesus Christ
Arabian Jasmine Beli; बेली Good luck and Love
Wishbone flower Pidamari; पिडामारी Happiness and Charm
Coral Jasmine Parijat; पारिजात Beauty of Life
Glory Lily Nepali kewara; नेपाली केवारा Glorious, honorable, and fame
Cypress Vine Jayanti; जयन्ती Affection
Gurian Clematis Junge Lahara; जुंगेलहरा Mental beauty and ingenuity!
Black Turmeric कालोहलेदो Wealth and prosperity
Jacaranda Bhangeru Phul; भंगेरुफुल Wisdom, rebirth, wealth, and good luck
Marigold Sayapatri; सयपत्री Power, strength, and light that lives inside of a person
Mimosa Pudica Lajawati; लाज्वती The Sun, the Nature of secret love
Morning Glory Nishodhi; निशोधि Strength-giving a person the power to realize their hopes and dreams
Moss Rose Dasbaje Phul; बस्बजेफुल Confession of Love
Orchid Sunkhari; सुनखरी Love, luxury, beauty, and strength
Pansy Putali Phul; पुतलीफुल Love – both romantic and platonic
Water Hyacinth Julkumbhi; जुल्कुम्बिनी Peacefulness, purity, and a wish for healing
Tuberose Rajnigandha; रंजिगन्ध Purity, peace, and innocence
Snapdragon Khukhurmukhe Phul; खुखुर्मुखेफुल Grace and strength
Chrysanthemum Godawari; गोदावरी Friendship, happiness, and well-being.
Cherry Blossom/ Sakura Paiyun Phul; पैयँफुल Flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life
Bougainvillea Baiganbeli; बैगान्बेली Welcome, peace, and the promotion of free trade
Cactus Saudi; साउदी Warmth, protection, and motherly love
Camellia Kamelia; कमेलिया Love, adoration, and longing
Rhododendron Laliguras; लालिगुरास Beauty and Energy
Purple Globe Amaranth Makhmali; मखमली Unchanging Friendship
Poppy Khaskē phul; खस्केकोफूल Consolation, remembrance and death
Poinsettia Lalupate; लालुपाते The Christmas season and the miracles
Passiflora Caerulae/Passion Flower Ghandi Phul; घंडीफूल Crucifixion of Jesus
Chamomile Damini; दामिनी Rest, peace, poise, calmness
White Lilac Seto Lilac; सेतोबकाइन Purity and innocence
Purple Lilac Purple Lilac; बैजनीबकाइन Spirituality
Carnation Bagainche Phul; बगैँचेफूल Fascination, distinction, and love
Narcissus/Daffodil Gunakesari; गुनकेसरी Rebirth and new beginnings
Plumeria Galaichi; गलैंची, Champa; चम्पा Beauty, purity, and health
Water Hyacinth Jalakumvhi; जलकुम्भी Peacefulness, purity, and a wish for healing
Apricot Blossom Khurpānī Phul; खूपाॅनीफूल The hope for luck, happiness, loyal love
Peony Rose Peni Gulāpha; पेनीगूलाफ Prosperity, good luck, love, and honor
Primrose Agyaatkrit; अज्ञातकृत Spring, protection, safety, and love.
Name of birds in English Name in Nepali font Name of birds in Nepali
Woodpecker कठफोरा Kathaphora
Crow काग Kag
Raven कालोकौवा kalo kauva
Cock कुखुरा Kukhura/Bhale
Hen कुखुरा Kukhura/Pothi
Chicken कुखुराकाचल्ला Kukhuraka/challa
Cuckoo कोइली, कोकिल Koili/kokil
Eagle गरुड Garud
Vulture गिद्ध Giddha
Swallow र्गौथली Gauthali
Chicken चल्ला Challa
Bat चमेरो Chamero
Kite चिल Chila
Nightingale जुरेली, बुलबुल Jureli/bulabul
Dove ढुक्कुर Dhukkur
Partridge तित्रा Titra
weaver bird थाँग्नालेगुँडबनाउनेचरो Thangnalegunda banaune caro
Magpie धोबीचरा Dhobichara
Pigeon परेवा Pareva
Wing पखेटा Pakheta
Feather प्वाँख Pvankha
Quail बर्टाई Bartai
Hawk बाज Baj
Sparrow भङ्गेरा Bhangera
Lark भारद्धाजचरा Bharaddhaja cara
Peacock मुजुर Mujur
Peahen मुजुर्नी Mujurni
Owl लाटोकोसेरो Latokosero
Swan राजहाँस Rajahans
Crane सारस Saras
Parrot सुगा Suga
Duck हाँस Hans
Duckling हाँसकोटिउरो Hansakotiuro
Drake हाँस Hans
Lophophorus डाँफे Danfe
Nepal, a land of diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and rich spirituality, beckons travelers with a myriad of captivating cultural, natural, and spiritual tours. The country’s unparalleled charm and variety promise a truly unique experience for every traveler. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a culture enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, Nepal has something remarkable to offer. Let’s delve into some of the incredible tours that await you:
Begin your journey with a deep dive into Nepal’s history by exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. These ancient cities are home to awe-inspiring temples, stupas, palaces, and courtyards that narrate the story of Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
Step into the medieval Newari town of Tansen, known for its traditional architecture and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Wander through palaces, walkways, and ancient streets that offer a glimpse into the past.
Venture into the remote Upper Mustang region, a hidden gem that preserves Tibetan culture, ancient monasteries, and mystic caves. The journey promises an intimate encounter with a culture that has stood the test of time.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting indigenous Tharu culture of the Terai region. Discover their unique traditions, lively dances, and warm hospitality as you experience life in a Tharu village.
Unearth the treasures of the historic Gorkha region, nestled at the heart of Nepal. This captivating journey offers an immersive experience of Nepal’s cultural tapestry, allowing you to connect deeply with local traditions, history, and lifestyle.
Embark on a trek to the base of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Along the way, be captivated by stunning mountain vistas, Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries that paint a vivid picture of life in the Himalayas.
Experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal as you trek through lush valleys, vibrant rhododendron forests, and ethnic villages. The Annapurna Circuit offers a kaleidoscope of nature’s wonders.
Indulge in Nepal’s rich wildlife diversity with exhilarating jungle safaris, elephant rides, and bird watching in the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park. Encounter rare species and vibrant ecosystems up close.
Traverse the Langtang National Park, a haven of diverse flora and fauna. Bask in picturesque landscapes and immerse yourself in the local Tamang culture as you journey through this remarkable region.
Embark on an awe-inspiring natural tour in the untouched paradise of the Manaslu region. Serene beauty, towering peaks, and pristine landscapes define this remote corner of Nepal, captivating nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Discover the remote allure of Rara Lake, nestled amidst alpine forests and framed by breathtaking Himalayan vistas. A tranquil retreat that promises serenity and untouched natural beauty.
Explore the spiritual heart of Kathmandu with visits to the revered Pashupatinath temple and the magnificent Boudhanath stupa. Witness the intertwining practices of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Embark on a pilgrimage to the sacred Muktinath temple in the Mustang region. Held in high esteem by both Hindus and Buddhists, the temple is believed to possess healing properties.
Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the sacred garden, monasteries, and historical artifacts that narrate the story of Buddhism.
Engage in a transformative Buddhist meditation retreat at the Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu. Immerse yourself in the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and practice mindfulness in a serene setting.
Climb the hill to reach the iconic Swayambhunath stupa, offering panoramic views of Kathmandu and a serene spiritual atmosphere. Engage in self-reflection amidst the serene ambiance.
Tengboche Monastery Visit:
During your trek in the Everest region, pause at Tengboche Monastery to witness the enchanting blend of spiritual rituals and breathtaking mountain vistas.
Nepal’s enchanting blend of culture, nature, and spirituality creates an unparalleled tapestry of experiences. These tours are merely a glimpse into the country’s vast offerings. From spiritual enlightenment to thrilling treks, Nepal invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and connection. Let this land of diversity and wonder leave an indelible mark on your heart.
Is Nepal only for adventure enthusiasts?
Nepal offers a diverse range of experiences beyond adventure, including cultural and spiritual tours that cater to various interests.
Are these tours suitable for solo travelers?
Absolutely! Nepal is a welcoming destination for solo travelers, offering safe and enriching experiences.
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The best time to visit Nepal is during its spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and clear.
Are these tours family-friendly?
Yes, many of these tours can be tailored for families, providing an opportunity for shared experiences and bonding.
What should I pack for a Nepal tour?
Depending on the tour, pack comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, a good camera, and essential items like sunscreen and insect repellent.
दीघयियरोग्ययस्तु। सुयशः भवतु।
विजयः भवतु। जन्मदिनशुभेच्छा:।।
One day that is exceptional in our lives was the day when we were conceived. It is impossible to put into words the happiness of being born into this beautiful world. It’s a pivotal event to celebrate, for us as well as for everybody we know. Because it brings our friends and family together in a pleasant atmosphere, we take full advantage of this.
However we as a whole know as every birthday passes, we are progressing in years, and our life is getting more limited. As a result, birthdays are the ideal occasions to express your affection for your loved ones. In this way, we should figure out how to wish somebody a blissful birthday in Nepali.
So ensure you write in your schedules for your friends and family as well. It’s not enough to just remember the day; you must also make it memorable, and doing so in the way you want is the perfect part. What about wishing them in their neighborhood language?
As you are here, you are looking for the best wishes to send to your loved ones in Nepali, especially your local friends in Nepal. Here we have concocted ways of wishing somebody a cheerful birthday in Nepali for you to make an imprint on their exceptional day. Go through each wish which is given here and do involve it for your loved ones.
How about we first perceive how you wish a cheerful birthday in Nepali:
Blissful birthday — जन्मदिनको शुभकामना (Janmadinakō śubhakāmana)
As you can see, these are some of the most common words and informal, or formal, ways to wish someone a happy birthday in Nepali. Presently let us show you a few extraordinary expressions and cheerful birthday wishes in Nepali, which you can use for your friends and family to cause them to feel exceptional and their day remarkable.
For your examination, we are composing it here in both English and Nepali:
The Second Line That Came Out: जन्मदिनको शुभकामना सुन्दर! म आशा गर्दछु कि तपाई रमाइलो दिन खुशी र खुशीले भरिएको छ।
Saying or pronounciation: Janmadinakō śubhakāmanā sundara! Mama āśā gardachu ki tapā’ī ramā’ilō dina khuśī ra khuśīlē bhari’ēkō cha.
In English, this means: Lovely, happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and joy.
The Third One: म आशा गर्दछु कि तपाईंको दिन रमाईलो र उत्सवले भरिएको छ। तिमीलाई मेरो जन्मदिनको शुभकामना!
Pronouncing or saying: Ma gardachu ki tap’k dina raml ra utsaval bhari’k cha Tim’s my mother Janmadinak, guruman!
In English, this means: I hope you have a happy and enjoyable day. Blissful birthday to you, my dear!
Here Go The Fourth: तपाईंलाई धेरै न्यानो जन्मदिनको शुभकामनाहरू पठाउँदै छ र यो धेरै विशेष दिनमा ठूलो न्यानो आलिंगन राख्दै।
Saying or elocution: Tap’nl’ dhrai n’yn janmadinak ubhakmanhar pahumdai cha ra y dhrai via dinam hil n’yn ligana rakhdai
English interpretation: On this unforgettable day, I am sending you warm birthday wishes and a big, warm hug.