Are you set to go to Nepal? or planning to visit Nepal anytime soon? Then you probably have done lots of research about Nepal already. Or even if you are thinking of going to Nepal in the future and just looking for Nepali Greeting Phrases, then you are in the right place.
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Although most of the Nepali can speak in English, it is good to know some of the common Nepali Greetings Phrases to delight Nepali people. So, we have listed the widely used Nepali Greeting Phrases for you.
Nepali Greeting Phrases
1) Namaste – Hello, Hi
Namaste is a widely used greeting in Nepal. Namaste means Hello or Hi in English. You can say Namaste to almost everyone from young to old people. It is even better if you put your hands together 🙏 like this.
2) Dhanyabad – Thank You
When you have to say thank you for something, you sad Dhanyabaad. It is pronounced as Dan-yah-bad. This is one of the most used phrases in any language.
3) Tapai Lai Kasto Chha? – How Are You?
If you want to ask someone that how they are, you say Tapai Lai Kasto Chha? This means How Are You? Here, Tapai means You. Tapai is usually used to indicate senior people. If the second person is younger or junior to you then you can say Timi Lai Kasto Chha? Here, Timi indicates that the second person is junior or smaller than you.
4) Ma Thik Chhu – I Am Fine
You can say Ma Thik Chhu when you have to say I Am Fine. You can also use Thik Chha only. But if you want to complete the sentence it is good to say Ma Thik Chhu.
5) Maaf Garnu Hos – Excuse Me! or Sorry
When you are in public places, you say Maaf Ganu Hos. It means excurse me. Most of the Nepalese people understand Excuse Me. However, if you say Maaf Ganu Hos, then it sounds good to the surroundings.
6) Mitho Chha – It is Tasty
When you are eating something and you are asked how is it. You say, Mitho Cha. It means the Food is Good or The Food is Tasty/Delicious. If you are asked how is Dal Bhat, or How is Momo then you say, Khana Mitho Cha (Food is Good). Here Khana means Food.
By the way, check out some tasty Nepali foods list here.
7) Khusi Lagyo – I am Happy /I am Glad
When you meet someone and become happy, you san Khusi Lagyo. This means you became very happy about something or some event. You can even say Dherai Khusi Laagyo which means I Am Very Very Happy.
Here simply, Khusi means Happy & Dherai means Very/A lot.
8) Ramro Chha – It Is Good
If you like something you say Ramro Chha. This means you are delighted with a particular thing. Suppose when you see some object, structure and you like it, you say Ramro Chha.
9) Man Paryo – I Like It
When you like something or someone then you have to say Man Paryo. Or, Malai Man Paryo – I Like It. This is one of the common phrases that you might have to use.
Malai – I
Man Paryo – Like It.
or you can simply say Man Paryo.
10) Feri Bhetaula – See You Again
Feri Bhetaula is used at the time of farewell. This is another very common word we use in our daily life even in English. So, you say Feri Bhetaula when you bid farewell. You can say it after you say bye-bye because it generally closes the conversation.
So, these are the most common Nepali Greeting Phrases that you should know as a basic. These phrases will help you to grab people’s attention while you are in Nepal because people will definitely get surprised when foreigners are speaking the Nepali language.