A few words in Nepali
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xima  Identity Verified
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Nov 13, 2003

Dear colleagues,

I have been invited to present an event held by "Friends of Nepal" in my city.
I would like at least to salute the assistants with a short but nice Nepali greeting.
I cannot find the English-Nepali thread. This is why I'm posting this under Linguistics...
Can anyone tell me how I could say, for instance. "Hello and welcome" or something similar? I'm just trying to be kind to them.

So far I learned that "Hello" is "Namaste", and that "How are you?" is "Sanchai?".
Any ideas for: "Welcome to this meeting" or something of the kind?

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot to all of you.

Xima


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mckinnc  Identity Verified
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a very few words Nov 13, 2003

I'm just recently back from North-East India, including some time in the Darjeeling, Kalimpong areas where Nepali is widely spoken and am ashamed to say I didn't pick up that much. In my defence, you come across so many languages travelling around that area, it's difficult to know which one you should try and learn. I do remember, however that "thank you very much" is "deri deri danyivat" (just my phonetic transcription. Might come in handy!

I also found these phrases that may be of some use to you:

How are you? Tapaainlai kasto chha?

See you again. Good bye! Pheri Bhetaunla. Namaste!


xima wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I have been invited to present an event held by "Friends of Nepal" in my city.
I would like at least to salute the assistants with a short but nice Nepali greeting.
I cannot find the English-Nepali thread. This is why I'm posting this under Linguistics...
Can anyone tell me how I could say, for instance. "Hello and welcome" or something similar? I'm just trying to be kind to them.

So far I learned that "Hello" is "Namaste", and that "How are you?" is "Sanchai?".
Any ideas for: "Welcome to this meeting" or something of the kind?

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot to all of you.

Xima


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mckinnc  Identity Verified
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simple nepali phrases Nov 13, 2003

http://cspeech.ucd.ie/~gina/nepal4colm/lang.html

http://www.nomadnepaltreks.com/nepaliphrases.html

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3861/darjsee1.html#E

And the most important phrase of all:

Ramro Momo ka-ha pou-cha ? (Where can I get Good Momos ? ) A Tibetan meal - meat dumplings.


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xima  Identity Verified
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Thank you Nov 14, 2003

Dear Colin,

Your information has helped me a lot. It's useful for my purpose: greet them in their language to welcome them to our city and to show we care.

Deri deri dhanayabad!!!
Thanks again!
Xima.


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J_R_Tuladhar
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Here are the Nepali phrases Nov 14, 2003

Dear Xima,

Here are the Nepali phrases.

Hello= Namastey
Welcome=Tapainharulai aaja yahan swaagat garna paaundaa dherai khusi laageko chha!
(I am very happy to welcome you here today).

Please contact me directly if you need
other help.

Jina

xima wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I have been invited to present an event held by "Friends of Nepal" in my city.
I would like at least to salute the assistants with a short but nice Nepali greeting.
I cannot find the English-Nepali thread. This is why I'm posting this under Linguistics...
Can anyone tell me how I could say, for instance. "Hello and welcome" or something similar? I'm just trying to be kind to them.

So far I learned that "Hello" is "Namaste", and that "How are you?" is "Sanchai?".
Any ideas for: "Welcome to this meeting" or something of the kind?

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot to all of you.

Xima


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xima  Identity Verified
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Great help Nov 15, 2003

Dear Jina,

Thank you VERY much for your answer and offer.
I'm keeping your address with me just in case.

Best regards,
Xima


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