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namaste
Hello
-laai
to, for (benefit) indicating indirect object in present tense
tapaailaai kasto cha?
How are you (singular, polite)?
timilaai kasto cha?
How are you (singular, familiar)?
sanchai
a little fine
ma
I
naam
name
Tapaaiko naam ke ho?
what is your (singular, polite) name?
Mero naam Karen ho
my name is Karen
baata
from (location)
hajur
a polite word in response when (you are called, pardon?? excuse me?? ok, yeah)
hajur kahaa baata ho?
Where are you from?
ma Philippines baata ho
I'm from Philippines
Nepali thaha cha?
Do you know Nepali?
tapaai umer kati ho?
How old are you (singular, polite)?
Hamiharu kahile betchau?
When will we meet?
thaha chaina
I don't know
thaha cha
I know
-le
by (agentive case marker for the subject of transitive verbs)
maile bhuje
I understand
maile bhujina
I don't understand
timi ke garchau?
What do you (single, familiar) do?
ma wakil ho
I am a lawyer
khana
food
khanu
to eat
khana khanu bhayo?
Did you eat?
Piro bhaiyo?
Is it spicy?
Guliyo bhaiyo?
Is it sweet?
Amilo bhaiyo?
Is it sour?
Nunilo bhaiyo
Is it salty?
Tito bhaiyo?
Is it bitter?
Malaai man parcha
I like
Malaai man pardaina
I dont like
syaau man parcha?
You like apple?
tyo saano jholaa man pardaina
I dont like that small bag
ekdam
absolutely, totally, super
ekdam ramro
totally good, fine
dherai
very, a lot
dherai gahro
very difficult
dherai saano
very small
galti
fault, mistake, wrong doing
yo mero galti ho
This is my fault
ke garne ahile?
what to do now?
tayaar
ready
ma tayaar chu
I am ready
malaai tyo kitaab chahincha
I need that book.
malaai yo kitaab chahindaina
I don't need this book
ma tyo kitaab dinuhos
please give me that book
mero kitaab lyaunuhos
please bring my phone
najik cha?
is it near?
taadha cha?
is it far?
bichaar
opinion
mero gharma, tapaiko bichar ke ho?
What is your opinion on my house?
yaslai ke bhancha?
what is it called?
man parcha
to like, to love
hamiharulai yahaa ekdam man parcha
We absolutely like it here!
yahaa man pardaina
I don't like here
lagyo
past tense of lagnu (to feel), mostly past tense verbs are with ending verb stem + -yo
tapaailai Nepal kasto lagyo?
How do you(singular, polite) like Nepal?
malaai Nepal man parcha
I love Nepal
pani
too, also
tapaai pani sikdaihunuhuncha?
you are also learning?
ma pani
me too
ma pani aauchu
I'll come too
ma pani kaam gardaichu
I am also doing work
timi pani kaam gardaichau
you are also doing work
parcha
should
ma gharma jaanu parcha
I should go home.
ma bajaarma dekhnu parcha
I should see the market
ma iskul jaanu parcha
I should go to school
ko
who
timro kothaamaa ko cha?
who is in your room?
gharmaa ko thiyo?
Who was in the house?
kohi
someone
asti gharmaa kohi thiyo.
Someone is in the house the day before yesterday
asti afismaa kohi thiyo
Someone was in the office the day before yesterday
kohi pani
nobody
afismaa kohi pani chaina
Nobody is in the office
hijo afismaa kohi pani thiena
Nobody was in the office yesterday.
hijo kothaamaa kohi pani thiena
There was nobody in your room yesterday
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