Nepali/Greetings

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This course welcomes you. And in next few pages you will be learning some nepalese words. So it would be Namaste so our first word :

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Namaste = नमस्ते "(na-ma-s-tey)" or, you can also use Namaskar which is common as well in Nepal. Namaskar =नमस्कार "(na-mas-car)" . So if you are seeing someone whom you haven't seen from a long time you may want to ask how he is. You can say [San-cha-i hu-noon-cchha=सन्चै हुनुहुन्छ ? or[Aa-raa-mai hu-noon-cchha] आरामै हुनुहुन्छ ? Both are the used to ask thethe query ""Are you Fine""

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In Nepali you can say Good Morning or Good Afternoon or Good Night accordingly. But , sometimes it is that your accent be difficult for people to understand. Otherwise it is ok. Generally not used or may be used by some people, you can say (Suu-bha pra-bhat=शुभ प्रभात ) for morning ; (su-bha sa-n-dhyaa= शुभ सन्ध्या) for good afternoon and (suu bha RaatRee= शुभ रात्री) for good night.

(As you see Pra-bhat=(प्रभात) can be boys' name and Sa-n-dhyaa=सन्ध्या has become common name for girls')