Nepali Adjectives

Welcome to the second Nepali lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Nepali to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
कालो [kālō]
grey
grey Audio
फूस्रो [phūsrō]
white
white Audio
सेतो [sētō]
blue
blue Audio
निलो [nilō]
green
green Audio
हरियो [hariyō]
yellow
yellow Audio
पंहेलो [panhēlō]
red
red Audio
रातो [rātō]
brown
brown Audio
खैरो [khairō]

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Nepali + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
मेरो घर सेतो छ Audio
[mērō ghara sētō cha]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
तिम्रो देश ठुलो छ Audio
[timrō dēśa ṭhulō cha]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
नयाँ किताबहरु महँगा छन् Audio
[nayām̐ kitābaharu maham̐gā chan]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
हामी यहाँ खुशी छौं Audio
[hāmī yahām̐ khuśī chauṁ]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
उनिसंग तीनवटा साना कुकुर छन् Audio
[unisaṅga tīnavaṭā sānā kukura chan]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
यो भाषा सजिलो छ Audio
[yō bhāṣā sajilō cha]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
मसंग सानो हरियो घर छ Audio
[masaṅga sānō hariyō ghara cha]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
जाडो [jāḍō]
hot
hot Audio
तातो [tātō]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
बादल लागेको [bādala lāgēkō]
rainy
rainy Audio
पानी परिरहेको [pānī parirahēkō]
snowy
snowy Audio
हिउँ परिरहेको [hi'um̐ parirahēkō]
sunny
sunny Audio
घमाइलो [ghamā'ilō]
windy
windy Audio
हावा चलेको [hāvā calēkō]
warm
warm Audio
न्यानो [n'yānō]

Conversation in Nepali

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Nepali
Pronunciation
hi
नमस्कार
[namaskāra] Audio
how are you?
तपाईंलाई कस्तो छ ?
[tapā'īnlā'ī kastō cha?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
मलाई सन्चै छ, धन्यवाद
[malā'ī sancai cha, dhan'yavāda] Audio
and you?
अनि तपाईंलाई नी ?
[ani tapā'īnlā'ī nī?] Audio
what is your name?
तपाईंको नाम के हो ?
[tapā'īṅkō nāma kē hō?] Audio
my name is Maya
मेरो नाम माया हो
[mērō nāma māyā hō] Audio
nice to meet you
तपाईंलाई भेट्दा सार्है खुशी लग्यो
[tapā'īnlā'ī bhēṭdā sār'hai khuśī lagyō] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Nepali. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Nepali Alphabet   Nepali Alphabet

Nepali Nouns   Nepali Nouns



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