Nepali Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Nepali. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Nepali.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Nepali conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Nepali
Pronunciation
I speak English
म अंग्रेजी बोल्छु
[ma aṅgrējī bōlchu] Audio
you speak French
तिमी फ्रेन्च बोल्छौ
[timī phrēnca bōlchau] Audio
he speaks German
उ जर्मन बोल्छ
[u jarmana bōlcha] Audio
she speaks Italian
उनी इटालियन बोल्छिन्
[unī iṭāliyana bōlchin] Audio
we speak Arabic
हामी अरेबिक बोल्छौं
[hāmī arēbika bōlchauṁ] Audio
they speak Chinese
तिनीहरु चाइनिज बोल्छन्
[tinīharu cā'inija bōlchan] Audio

The past tense in Nepali conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Nepali
Pronunciation
I visited France
म फ्रान्स घुमेँ
[ma phrānsa ghumēm̐] Audio
you visited Italy
तपाईं इटाली घुम्नु भयो
[tapā'īṁ iṭālī ghumnu bhayō] Audio
he visited Morocco
उ मोरोक्को घुम्यो
[u mōrōkkō ghumyō] Audio
she visited China
उनी चाइना घुमिन्
[unī cā'inā ghumin] Audio
we visited Mexico
हामी मेक्सिको घुम्यौँ
[hāmī mēksikō ghumyaum̐] Audio
they visited Kenya
उनीहरु केन्या घुमे
[unīharu kēn'yā ghumē] Audio

The future tense in Nepali conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Nepali
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
म दुध पिउँनेछु
[ma dudha pi'um̐nēchu] Audio
you will drink coffee
तपाईं दुध पिउनुहुनेछ
[tapā'īṁ dudha pi'unuhunēcha] Audio
he will drink tea
उसले दुध पिउनेछ
[usalē dudha pi'unēcha] Audio
she will drink water
उनले पानी पिउनेछिन्
[unalē pānī pi'unēchin] Audio
we will drink apple juice
हामी स्याउको जुस पिउनेछौं
[hāmī syā'ukō jusa pi'unēchauṁ] Audio
they will drink tea
उनीहरु चिया पिउनेछन्
[unīharu ciyā pi'unēchan] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
कान [kāna]
eye
eye Audio
आँखा [ām̐khā]
mouth
mouth Audio
मुख [mukha]
nose
nose Audio
नाक [nāka]
hair
hair Audio
कपाल [kapāla]
face
face Audio
अनुहार [anuhāra]
head
head Audio
टाउको [ṭā'ukō]
heart
heart Audio
मुटु [muṭu]
hand
hand Audio
हात [hāta]
fingers
fingers Audio
औलाहरू [aulāharū]
leg
leg Audio
खुट्टा [khuṭṭā]
feet
feet Audio
पैताला [paitālā]

Travel Phrases in Nepali

Imagine yourself in some Nepali speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Nepali
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
के तपाईं मलाई सहयोग गर्नु सक्नुहुन्छ ?
[kē tapā'īṁ malā'ī sahayōga garnu saknuhuncha?] Audio
Can I help you?
के म तपाईंलाई सहयोग गर्नसक्छु ?
[kē ma tapā'īnlā'ī sahayōga garnasakchu?] Audio
Where is the airport?
विमानस्थल कहाँ छ ?
[vimānasthala kahām̐ cha?] Audio
Go straight
सिधा अघाडी जानुहोस्
[sidhā aghāḍī jānuhōs] Audio
Then
त्यसपछि
[tyasapachi] Audio
Turn left
देब्रे मोड्नुहोस्
[dēbrē mōḍnuhōs] Audio
Turn right
दाहिने मोद्नुहोस
[dāhinē mōdnuhōsa] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Nepali was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Nepali Vocabulary   Nepali Vocabulary

Nepali Audio   Nepali Audio



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