Nepali Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Nepali lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Nepali to help you practice your daily phrases. Click on the sound icon to hear the words.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Nepali
Pronunciation
one
एक
[ēka] Audio
first
प्रथम
[prathama] Audio
two
दुई
[du'ī] Audio
second
दोश्रो
[dōśrō] Audio
three
तीन
[tīna] Audio
third
तेश्रो
[tēśrō] Audio
four
चार
[cāra] Audio
fourth
चौथो
[cauthō] Audio
five
पाँच
[pām̐ca] Audio
fifth
पाँचौं
[pām̐cauṁ] Audio
six
[cha] Audio
sixth
छैठौं
[chaiṭhauṁ] Audio
seven
सात
[sāta] Audio
seventh
सातौ
[sātau] Audio
eight
आठ
[āṭha] Audio
eighth
आठौं
[āṭhauṁ] Audio
nine
नौ
[nau] Audio
ninth
नवौं
[navauṁ] Audio
ten
दस
[dasa] Audio
tenth
दसौं
[dasauṁ] Audio
eleven
एघार
[ēghāra] Audio
eleventh
एघारौं
[ēghārauṁ] Audio
twelve
बाह्र
[bāhra] Audio
twelfth
बाह्रौँ
[bāhraum̐] Audio
thirteen
तेह्र
[tēhra] Audio
thirteenth
तेह्रौँ
[tēhraum̐] Audio
fourteen
चौधौं
[caudhauṁ] Audio
once
एक पटक
[ēka paṭaka] Audio
fifteen
पन्ध्र
[pandhra] Audio
twice
दुई पटक
[du'ī paṭaka] Audio
sixteen
सोह्र
[sōhra] Audio
Monday
सोमबार
[sōmabāra] Audio
seventeen
सत्र
[satra] Audio
Tuesday
मंगलबार
[maṅgalabāra] Audio
eighteen
अठार
[aṭhāra] Audio
Wednesday
बुधबार
[budhabāra] Audio
nineteen
उन्नाइस
[unnā'isa] Audio
Thursday
बिहीबार
[bihībāra] Audio
twenty
बीस
[bīsa] Audio
Friday
शुक्रबार
[śukrabāra] Audio
seventy one
एकहत्तर
[ēkahattara] Audio
Saturday
शनीबार
[śanībāra] Audio
one hundred
एकसय
[ēkasaya] Audio
Sunday
आइतबार
[ā'itabāra] Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Nepali cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Nepali. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Nepali + Pronunciation
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
मसंग तीनवटा कुकुरहरु छन् Audio
[masaṅga tīnavaṭā kukuraharu chan]
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
मेरी छोरीसंग दुइवटा बिरालोहरु छन् Audio
[mērī chōrīsaṅga du'ivaṭā birālōharu chan]
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
उनी सातवटा भाषा बोल्छिन् Audio
[unī sātavaṭā bhāṣā bōlchin]
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
मेरो भाई/दाईको एउटा छोरा छ Audio
[mērō bhā'ī / dā'īkō ē'uṭā chōrā cha]
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
यो मेरो दोश्रो पाठ हो Audio
[yō mērō dōśrō pāṭha hō]
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
के तपाईंले तेश्रो किताब पढ्नुभयो ? Audio
[kē tapā'īnlē tēśrō kitāba paḍhnubhayō?]

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
गाई [gā'ī]
goat
goat Audio
बाख्रा [bākhrā]
donkey
donkey Audio
गधा [gadhā]
horse
horse Audio
घोडा [ghōḍā]
dog
dog Audio
कुकुर [kukura]
cat
cat Audio
बिरालो [birālō]
mouse
mouse Audio
मुसा [musā]
bird
bird Audio
चरा [carā]

Conversation in Nepali

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Nepali
Pronunciation
Where are you from?
तपाईं कहाँबाट हुनुहुन्छ ?
[tapā'īṁ kahām̐bāṭa hunuhuncha?] Audio
I'm from the U.S
म यु.यस. बाट हुँ
[ma yu?yasa? bāṭa hum̐] Audio
I'm American
म अमेरिकन हुँ
[ma amērikana hum̐] Audio
Where do you live?
तपाईं कहाँ बस्नुहुन्छ ?
[tapā'īṁ kahām̐ basnuhuncha?] Audio
I live in the U.S
म यु. यस. मा बस्छु
[ma yu? yasa? mā baschu] Audio
What do you do for a living?
तपाईं बाँच्नको लागि के गर्नुहुन्छ ?
[tapā'īṁ bām̐cnakō lāgi kē garnuhuncha?] Audio
I'm a student
म विद्यार्थी हु
[ma vidyārthī hu] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Nepali? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Nepali Gender   Nepali Gender

Nepali Phrases   Nepali Phrases



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