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Nepali Dictionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated 22 July, 2019


 

INTRODUCTION

 

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LIST OF CONTENTS [Go to Top]

 

1 Word List

2 Pronunciation and Romanized Script

3 Alphabet

4 Message from the Author

 

 

 1 

1 WORD LIST

 

 

 

अँ

yes

अँग्रेज

grej

English

अँग्रेजी

grejī

English (language)

अँध्यारो

dḫyāro

darkness; dark

अकस्मात

akasmāt

suddenly

अकालै

akāl

untimely

अक्षर

akṣar

letter of the alphabet

अखबार

akḫ-bār

newspaper

अगुवा

aguvā

guide; usher; director

अग्निभेटी

agnibḫeṭī

burnt offering

अग्लो

aglo

high; tall

अघाड़ी

agḫāṛī

before; in front of

अघि

agḫi

before; ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

अङ्खोरा

aṅ`kḫorā

metal beaker; jug

अङ्‌गभङ्‌ग

aṅ`gabḫaṅ`ga

maimed

अङ्‌गुर

aṅ`gur

grape; grapes; vine

अङ्‌गुर बगान

aṅ`gur bagān

vineyard

अचार

acār

pickle

अझ पनि

ajḫa pani

even now; still; yet

अञ्चल

acal

zone

अटाउनु

aṭāunu

to fit within a place

अढाई

aṛḫāī

2

अति

ati

much; great; high amount of

अथवा

atḫavā

or

अदुवा

aduwā

ginger

अधि

adḫi

before; ago

अधिकारी

adḫikārī

authorized person; official; possessor

अधिकुत

adḫikut

official

अधीनमा

adḫīn-mā

subjected; in subjection

अध्ययन

adḫyayan

study; examination

अध्याय

adḫyāy

chapter

अनन्त

ananta

unending; everlasting; eternal

अनि

ani

and; as well; then; moreover

अनिकाल

anikāl

famine

अनिखेरी

anikḫerī

and then

अनुचित

anucit

improper; inappropriate

अनुभव

anubḫav

feeling; experience

अनुमति

anumati

permission

अनुवार

anuwār

face

अनुशासन

anuśāsan

discipline

अनुसार

anusār

according to; in accordance with

अनुहार

anuhār

face

अनेक

anek

various; numerous

अनौठो

anṭḫo

odd; strange

अन्त

anta

end

अन्तस्करण

antaskaraṇ

conscience

अन्तिम

antim

ending; last; final

अन्धा

andḫā

blind; visually impaired

अन्धाधुन्ध

andḫāgḫundḫa

blindly; aimlessly; at random; all over the place

अपढ

apaṛḫ

illiterate

अपराध

aparādḫ

offense; crime

अपुग्दो

apugdo

deficient

अप्ठ्यारो

apṭḫyāro

awkward; difficult

अफिस

apḫis

office

अब

aba

now, starting now

अबेर

aber

lateness; delay; late

अबेला

abelā

late; delayed

अभाव

abḫāv

absence; lack

अभ्यास

abḫyās

habit; practice

अभ्यास गर्नु

abḫyās garnu

to practise

अमेरिकाली

amerikālī

American

अम्बा

ambā

guava

अम्रीकन

amrīkan

American

अरू

arū

more; other

अर्को

arko

another; next

अर्थ

artḫa

meaning

अलखा

alakḫā

coat; cloak

अलग

alag

separate

अलपत्र

alapatra

untidy

अलि

ali

fairly; rather; quite

अलिक

alika

slightly

अलिकति

alikati

a bit of; some; a small amount of

अलिपछि

alipacḫi

a little later

अल्गो

algo

tall; high

अल्छी

alcḫī

lazy

अवश्य

avaśya

surely; certainly

 

 

 

अशुद्ध

aśuddḫa

unclean

असङ्ख्य

asaṅkḫya

innumerable; numerous

असफल

asapḫal

unsuccessful

असम्भव

asambhav

impossible

असल

asal

irreprehensible; with good character

असाध्यै

asādḫy

extremely

असुबिधा

asubidḫā

disadvantage; inconvenience

अस्ति

asti

day before yesterday; in the previous week; last week

अस्तित्व

astitva

existence

अस्तित्वविहीन

astitva-vihīn

nonexistent

अस्पताल

aspatāl

hospital

अहँ

ah

no (opposite of yes)

अहिले

ahile

now

अहिलेसम्म

ahilesamma

yet; until now

अह्राउनु

ahrāunu

to command; to order

 

 

 

 

 

आँखा

ā͂ka

eye

आँगन

ā͂gan

courtyard, durbar

आँप

ā͂p

mango

आँसु

ā͂su

tear; tears; eyewater

आइतवार

āitavār

Sunday

आइपुग्नु

āipugnu

to arrive

आइमाई; (आइमे)

āimāi; (āime)

woman

आउनु

āunu

to come

आकाँक्षा

ākā͂kṣā

ambition

आकाश

ākāś

sky

आखिर

ākḫir

finally; in the end

आगो

āgo

fire; blaze

आघायो

āghāyo

full up!

आघाउनु

āghāunu

eat (to eat to satisfaction)

आज

āja

today

आजकाल

ājakāl

nowadays

आठ

āṭḫ

eight

आठौं

āṭḫỗ

eighth

आत्मा

ātmā

self; (often wrongly said to be soul or spirit)

आदर गर्नु

ādar garnu

to honour; to respect

आधा

ādḫā

half

आफू

āpḫū

oneself; yourself, etc.

आफै

āpḫ

oneself indeed

आफ्नो

āpḫno

own; ones own; your own

आमा

āmā

mother

आराम

ārām

comfortable; well

आरामै

ārām

in very good health

आराम गर्नु

ārām garnu

to relax; to rest

आलु

ālu

potato

आवश्यक

āvaśyak

important; necessary

आशा

āśā

hope

आशिष्‌

āśiṣ`

blessing

 

 

 

 

 

इच्छा

iccḫā

wish; desire

इतिहास

itihās

history

इनाम

inām

gift; reward

इनार

inār

well (to draw water)

इनीहरू

inīharū

they (M)

इमान

īmān

honesty

इस्लामी

islāmī

Islamic

 

 

 

 

 

ईश्वर

īśvar

God; (sometimes problematically used for: the Lord)

 

 

 

 

 

उँधो

ũdḫo

down; downwards

उँभो

ũbḫo

up; upwards

उकालो

ukālo

steep; uphill

उखान

ukḫān

proverb

उचाइ

ucai

height

उच्चारण

uccāraṇ

pronunciation

उठाउनु

uṭḫāunu

raise (to raise); to lift up; to get someone up

उठ्नु

uṭḫ`nu

to get up; to rise

उड्नु

uḍ`nu

to fly

उतराउनु

utarāunu

jump (to jump down)

उता

utā

there; yonder; over there

उत्तर

uttar

north; answer

उत्रो

utro

that big; so big

उदास

udās

anxiety

उदासीन

udāsīn

anxious

उदाहरण

udāharaṇ

example

उद्धार

uddḫār

saving; salvation; rescue

 

 

 

उनी

unī

he (M) / she (M)

उनीहरू

unīharū

they

उपत्यका

upatyakā

valley

उपन्यास

upanyās

novel

उपहार

upahār

present; gift

उपहास

upahās

ridicule

उपाय

upāy

way; means

 

 

 

 

 

 

उभिनु

ubḫinu

stand (to stand)

उभिरहेको

ubḫiraheko

standing

उम्कनु

umkanu

overtake (to overtake)

उम्माल्नु

ummālnu

boil (to cause to boil)

उमेर

umera

age

उम्कनु

umkanu

escape (to escape)

उम्रनु

umranu

grow (to grow); to sprout; to spring up

उम्लनु

umlanu

boil (to reach boiling)

उसरी

usarī

in that way; in that manner; thus

उसो

uso

so; in that form

उस्को

usko

his (L)

उहाँ

uhā͂

he / she (H) generally

 

 

 

 

 

ū

he / she (L)

ऊता

ūtā

thither

 

 

 

 

 

ऋटु

ŗṭu

season

ऋण (रिन)

ŗṇ (rin)

debt; loan

ऋण लिनु

ŗṇ linu

borrow (to borrow); to take a loan

ऋण दिनु

ŗṇ dinu

lend (to lend); to give a loan

 

 

 

 

 

e

I get your point; hey

एउटा

euṭā

a; one (To emphasize the number one, use ek)

एउटै

euṭ

one and the same

एक

ek

one (in number)

एक जना

ek janā

one person; one (person)

एक वटा

ek vaṭā

one (thing or animal)

एकछिन

ek-cḫin

briefly; a moment

एकदम

ekadam

extremely; very much

एकदमै

ekadam

absolutely

एकमात्र

ekamātra

only; one and only;

एक्लै

ekl

alone

एता

etā

hither

एत्रो

etro

this big; so big

एल्डर

elḍar

elder (in a congregation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ओछ्यान

ocḫyān

bedding

ओरालो

orālo

steep downhill

ओर्लनु

orlanu

descend (to descend); to go down

ओर्लाउनु

orlāunu

lower (to lower); to descend

 

 

 

 

 

औंला

ỗlā

finger; toe

औषधि; दवाई

ṣadḫi; davāī

medicine

 

 

 

 

 

कक्षा

kakṣā

class

कङ्‌गाल

kaṅgāl

poverty

कङ्‌गाली

kaṅgālī

poor

कच्याङ; कुचुङ

kacyāṅ; kucuṅ

crumpled

कटाउनु

kaṭāunu

cut (to cause to cut)

कण्डक्टर

kaṇḍakṭar

conductor

कता?

katā?

whither? where?

कता-न-कता

katā-na-katā

somewhere or other

कति?

kati

how much? how many?

कतिजना?

katijanā?

how many persons?

कतिवटा?

kativaṭā?

how many things?

कतै

kat

anywhere

कत्रो?

katro?

how big?

कथा

katḫā

story

कन्या

kanyā

virgin (young woman)

कप

kap

cup

कपडा

kapaḍā

cloth

कपाल

kapāl

hair (heads hair)

कफी

kapḫī

coffee

कब्जा (कब्ज़ा)

kabjā (kabzā)

capture

कम

kam

less; few; rarely

कमजोरी

kamjorī

weak

कमलाँग

kamalā͂

smashed

कमलपित्त

kamalapitta

jaundice

कमाउनु

kamāunu

earn (to earn); to save

कमिज

kamij

shirt; blouse

कमीला

kamīlā

ant

कम्ति

kamti

least

कम्तिमा

kamtimā

in the least; at least

कम्वल

kambal

blanket

कम्मर

kammar

waist

कराउनु

karāunu

shout (to shout); to make a noise loudly

करार

karār

covenant

कराहर

karāhar

promise

करीब

karīb

approximately; near; about (in quantity)

करोड

karoḍ

crore; ten million

कलम

kalam

pen

कलह

kalah

strife

कलिलो

kalilo

young

कलिलो डाँठ

kalilo ḍā͂ṭḫ

young, tender shoot

कल्पना गर्नु

kalpanā garnu

imagine (to imagine)

कविता

kavitā

poetry; poem

कसको?

kas-ko?

whose?

कसरी?

kasarī

how; in what way; in what manner?

कस्तो

kasto

how? in what form; like what?

कस्नु

kasnu

tighten (to tighten)

कहाँ?

kahā͂?

where?

-कहाँ

-kahā͂

in the presence of; at the home of

कहिले? (कैले?)

kahile? (kle?)

when?

कहिलेकाहीँ

kahilekāhī͂

sometimes; occasionally

कहिल्यै

kahily

ever

कहिल्यै न

kahily na

never

कहिल्यै पनि

kahily pani

never

कहीं

kahī͂

somewhere; anywhere

कोंक्रो

kkro

cucumber

काँटा

kā͂ṭā

fork

काँड़

kā͂ṛ

arrow

काँध

kā͂dḫa

shoulder

काउली

kāulī

cauliflower

काका

kākā

paternal uncle (younger)

कागज

kāgaj

paper

कागती

kāgatī

lime (a sour fruit)

काट्नु

kāṭ`nu

to cut; to kill; to lop

काठ

kāṭḫ

wood

काठ्माडौं

kāṭḫmāḍỗ

Kathmandu

कात्तिक; कार्त्तिक

kāttik; kārttik

month 7 of the Nepali year

कान

kān

ear

कान्छी

kāncḫī

girl (the youngest girl)

कान्छो

kāncḫo

boy (the youngest boy)

काम

kām

work

काम गर्नु

kām garnu

work (to work); to do work

कारण

kāraṇ

reason; cause; because

कार्यक्रम

kāryakram

programme

कालो

kālo

black

काहिंलो

kāhĩlo

fourth eldest

कि

ki

or

किताब

kitāb

book

किन?

kina?

why?

किनभने

kinabḫane

because (having said why)

किनमेल

kinamel

shopping

किनारा

kinārā

border; edge; rim; shore

किन्नु

kinnu

buy (to buy)

किलो

kilo

kilogramme

किसान

kisān

farmer

किसिम

kisim

sort; kind; type

कीरा

kīrā

insect; worm

कुकुर

kukur

dog

कुखुरा

kukḫurā

chicken

कुण्ड

kuṇḍa

pool; pond

कुन?

kun?

which?

कुना

kunā

corner

कुनचाहिं?

kun-cāhĩ?

which one?

कुन्नि

kunni

I do not know

कुम

kum

shoulder

कुमलुँग

kumalũg

smashed

कुर्सी

kursī

chair

कुरा

kurā

thing said; matter; talk

कुरा गर्नु

kurā garnu

talk (to talk); to discuss; to converse

कुरुवा

kuruwā

kuruwā (weighing about two mānās)

कुर्कुच्चा

kurkuccā

heel

कुर्नु

kurnu

wait (to wait)

कुवा

kuwā

well (for drawing water)

कुहिनु

kuhinu

rot away (to rot away)

कुहिनो

kuhino

elbow

कृपा

kŗpā

kindness; giving of favour

के?

ke?

what?

के ?

ke ?

whether ? Is it so that ?

केई न केई

keī na keī

something or other

केन्द्र

kendra

centre

केन्द्रीभूत

kendrībḫūt

focused; centred

केटा

keṭā

boy

केटाकाटी

keṭākeṭī

children

केटी

keṭī

girl

केरा

kerā

banana

केही

kehī

some; any; something

केही-न-केही

kehī-na-kehī

something or other; anything

कैले? कहिले?

kle? kahile?

when?

को?

ko?

who?

को (-को)

ko (-ko)

of

को (-को लागि)

ko (-ko lāgi)

for; on behalf of

को लागि (-को लागि)

ko lāgi (-ko lāgi)

for; on behalf of

कोई न कोई

koī na koī

someone or other

कोट

koṭ

coat

कोठा

koṭḫā

room; chamber

को दाँजोमा

ko dā͂jomā

compared to; in comparison with

कोदो

kodo

millet

कोनी?

konī?

Who knows?

कोर

kor

enclosure

कोलाहल

kolāhal

noise (loud, chaotic); uproar

कोस

kos

kos (a distance of about two miles)

कोसिस

kosis

attempt; try

कोसिस गर्नु

kosis garnu

try (to try); to attempt

 

 

 

कोसेली

koselī

gift; present

कोही

kohī

some (some people); somebody

क्यामेरा

kyāmerā (~kamerā)

camera

क्यारे

kyāre

perhaps; I suppose; I guess

क्षमा

kṣamā

forgiveness; pardon

क्षमा गर्नु

kṣamā garnu

forgive (to forgive); to pardon

क्षेत्र

kṣetra

area; region; zone

 

 

 

 

 

खजाना

kḫajānā

treasure; treasures

खडा (खड़ा)

kḫaḍā (kḫaṛā)

standing; erect; stood

खतम

kḫatam

end; finish

खतम गर्नु

kḫatam garnu

finish (to finish); to stop

खतम हुनु

kḫatam hunu

finished (to be finished); to be ended

खतरा

kḫatarā

danger

खतरनाक

kḫataranāk

dangerous

खपाखप खानु

kḫapākḫap kḫānu

gobble up (to gobble up)

खन्नु

kḫannu

dig (to dig)

खप्पर

kḫappar

skull

खबर

kḫabar

news; information

खबर पत्र

kḫabar patra

newspaper

खबर गर्नु

kḫabar garnu

inform (to inform)

खबरदार

kḫabar-dār

Beware! Be warned!

खमिर

kḫamirā

yeast; leaven

खर

kḫar

hay

खराब

kḫarāb

bad

खला

kḫolā

river

खल्ती

kḫaltī

pocket

खसाल्नु

kḫasālnu

drop (to drop; to post in a post box)

खसी

kḫasī

goat (gelded goat)

खस्नु

kḫasnu

fall (to fall); to fall dead

खाँचो

kḫā͂co

need; deficiency; importance; interest

खाँचो (मलाइ के खाँचो?)

kḫā͂co (malāī ke kḫā͂co?)

What is that to me?

खाइनु

kḫāinu

eaten (to be eaten)

खाजा

kḫājā

snack; small meal

खाट

kḫāṭ

bed

खातिर (-को खातिर)

kḫātir (-ko kḫātir)

account (on account of ); for the purpose of ; because of

खाना

kḫānā

food

खानु

kḫānu

eat (to eat); to drink; to consume

खाने कुरा

kḫāne kurā

food; things to eat

खाली

kḫālī

empty

खाली

kḫālī

only; just

खाल्टो

kḫālṭo

hole

खास

kḫās

particular; special; real

खिच्नु

kḫicnu

pull (to pull); to snap a photograph

खिड़की

kḫiṛakḫī

window

खिल्ली

kḫillī

stick

खिल्ली उडाउनु

kḫillī uḍāunu

mock (to mock); to poke fun at

खुकुरी

kḫukurī

kukuri (a type of knife)

खुट्टा

kḫuṭṭā

foot; leg

खुब

kḫub

very; ever so; thoroughly

खुर्सानी

kḫursānī

chilli (pepper)

खुर

kḫur

hoof

खुला

kḫulā

opened; open; ajar

खुल्नु

kḫulnu

open (to become open)

खुवाउनु

kḫuwāunu

feed (to feed someone or something)

खुश

kḫuś

happiness

खुशी

kḫuśī

happiness; happy

खुशी पार्नु

kḫuśī pārnu

please (to please); to make happy

खेत

kḫet

field (usually watered field)

खेती

kḫetī

farming; cultivation; agriculture

खेतीपाती

kḫetīpātī

cultivation; farming; agriculture

खेल

kḫel

game

खेलनु

kḫelnu

play (to play a game)

खै

kḫ

Well! Whats it about?

खैरो

kḫro

brown

खोइ

kḫoi

Well! Whats it about?

खोकी

kḫokī

cough

खोजी

kḫojī

hunt; search; examination

खोज्नु

kḫojnu

search (to search); to seek; to seek to (to try to)

खोपिल्टा

kḫopilṭā

socket; eyesocket

खोला

kḫolā

stream; river; brook

खोल्नु

kḫolnu

open (to open something)

खोल्सा

kḫolsā

valley

 

 

 

 

 

गजब

gajab

amazement; wonder

गधा

gadḫā

donkey

गणित

gaṇit

mathematics

गनगन

gan-gan

complaint

गफ गर्नु

gapḫ garnu

converse (to converse); to chat

गमलाङ

gamalāṅ

swaying

गरम

garam

hot; warm

गनगन गर्नु

gan-gan garnu

complaint (to make a complaint); to complain

गराउनु

garāunu

cause (to cause); to make happen; to cause to be made or done

गरीब

garīb

poor

गर्नु

garnu

do (to do)

गर्मी

garmī

heat; summer

गर्भ

garbḫa

womb

गर्भवती

garbḫavatī

pregnant

गलत

galat

incorrect; wrong

गलती

galatī

error; wrongness; transgression

गह्रुँगो

gahrũgo

heavy

गाई

gāī

cow

गाइने

gāine

singer; minstrel

गाउँ

gāũ

village

गाउनु

gāunu

sing (to sing)

गाऊ

gāū

wound; injury

गाग्री

gāgrī

urn; pitcher

गाडी (गाड़ी)

gāḍī (gāṛī)

car; cart

गाली गर्नु

gālī garnu

criticize (to criticize); to mock; to tell off

गाह्रो

gāhro

hard; difficult

गीत

gīt

song

गुजु-मुजु

guju-muju

huddled together

गुनासो

gunāso

complaint

गुमलुङ

gumaluṅ

swaying

गुमाउनु

gumāunu

lose (to lose); to cease having; to surrender

गुरु

guru

teacher; guru

गैर-

gr-

non-

गैलभाको

glabḫāko

wounded

गोजी

gojī

pocket

गोठा

goṭḫā

farmhouse

गोठालो

goṭḫālo

shepherd

गोरु

goru

bull

गोरो

goro

fair; pale; white-skinned

गोरखाली

gor-kḫālī

Gurkhali; Gurkha man

गोलभेंडा

gol-bḫễḍā

tomato

गोली

golī

ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

घटना

gḫaṭanā

event; incident

घटाउनु

gḫaṭāunu

decrease (to decrease); to lower; to make less

घट्नु

gḫaṭnu

decrease (to decrease); to decline

घडी (/ घड़ी)

gḫaḍī (/ gḫaṛī)

clock; watch

घण्टा

gḫaṇṭā

bell; hour; oclock

घर

gḫar

house; home; room

घरपति

gḫar-pati

homeowner; landlord

घरमा; घरै

gḫar-mā; gḫar

home (at home)

घरै; घरमा

gḫar; gḫar-mā

home (at home)

घाँटी

gḫā͂ṭī

neck; throat

घाट

gḫāṭ

riverbank terraced steps

घाँस

gḫā͂s

grass

घाम

gḫām

sunshine

घिउ

gḫiu

ghiu; ghee

घुँडा

gḫũḍā

knee

घुँडा टेक्नु

gḫũḍā ṭeknu

kneel (to kneel); to bend the knee

घुमाउरो

gḫumāuro

indirect; roundabout manner

घुम्नु

gḫumnu

go around (to go around); to travel; to turn round; to walk about

घृणा

gḫŗnā

hatred; hate

घोच्नु

gḫocnu

strike (to strike); to beat; to hit

घोडा (घोड़ा)

gḫoḍā (gḫoṛā)

horse

घोरा

gḫorā

horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

चक्कु

cakku

knife

चढ्नु (चढ़्नु)

caḍḫ`nu (caṛḫ`nu)

mount (to mount); to climb; to board

चना

canā

chick pea

चन्द्रमा

candramā

moon

चम्चा

camcā

spoon

चरा

carā

bird

चराउनु

carāunu

feed (to lead to feed); to lead to graze; to put out to pasture

चर्को

carko

loud; hot; intense

चर्पी

carpī

lavatory

चलाउनु

calāunu

drive (to drive); to cause to move

चलाक

calāk

clever

चल्नु

calnu

function (to function); to work; to go; to operate

चल्ला

callā

bird (young bird)

चाँडै

cā͂ḍ

immediately; early; quickly; shortly

चाँडो (चाँड़ो)

cā͂ḍo (cā͂ṛo)

quickly

चाँदी

cā͂dī

silver; silvery

चाकर

cākar

attendant; servant; assistant

चाकरी

cākarī

service

चाखलाग्दो

cākḫalāgdo

interesting

चाख्नु

cākḫnu

taste (to taste)

चानचुन

cān-cun

change; cash; small change

चाबी

cābī

key

चामल

cāmal

rice (uncooked rice)