With the Nepali-to-English translation project, Nepali Language Resource Center (NLRC) aims to provide translations of top Nepali words to English. We hope that the project benefits not only Nepali speaking population but also a growing number of English speaking population wishing to learn Nepali. Users will be able to translate Nepali words to English and vice versa. The translation will also include a relevant example.

Since translation of each and every word is almost impossible, NLRC has developed an algorithm to identify words and phrases that are most frequently used in Nepali. The most frequently used words are then be translated. The algorithm tracks common Nepali words and phrases over time and the list is updated on a regular basis.

Unlike some available Nepali English translations that are translated using an automated approach, the translations offered here are manually translated by a group of editors with knowledge of both the English and Nepali languages.

This section lists the most frequently used words in the Nepali language (in descending order of frequency) and presents their English translation along with its parts of speech and an example.

and (conjunction), example: Ram and Shyam went home.
has (verb), example: Ram has a pen.
have (verb), example: I have a pen.
six (noun), example: I wake up at six.
पनिalso (adverb), example: I also want to go.
होis (verb), example: Cow is our national animal.
योthis (pronoun), example: This is a pen.
भएकोwas (verb), example: Who took you to the school when I was ill?
has (verb), example: [My] sister has come today.
कोto (case ending), example: I went to Ram's house.
who (pronoun), example: Who was she?
थियोhad (verb), example: It had rained yesterday.
was (verb), example: That movie was good.
had (verb), example: Last year, we had only one cow.
भनेthough (adverb), example: Everyone went home, but he is still working, though.
if (conjunction), example: If you work hard, you will succeed in your new job.
though (adverb), example: We did not win, but I am happy with our game, though.
said (verb), example: "I went to school," Ram said.
told (verb), example: "You are my friend," Ram told Hari.
गर्नdo (verb), example: I like to [do] work.
लागिfor (postposition), example: This room is for guests.
छन्has (verb), example: He has come here.
is (verb), example: He is here.
are (verb), example: They are here.
have (verb), example: They have come here.
गर्नेdo (verb), example: There are many things one can do.
do (verb), example: This is a good time to do homework.
एकone (noun), example: Two comes after one.
one (adjective), example: There is one minute left in the game.
नेपालीNepali (adjective), example: I like Nepali food.
Nepali (noun), example: Many Nepalis live here.
Nepali (noun), example: Please translate this English sentence to Nepali.
I (pronoun), example: I love you.
माat (case ending), example: I am staying at home.
in (case ending), example: He is walking in the rain.
on (case ending), example: Put the book on the table.
तरbut (conjunction), example: My brother went to Nepal but I did not.
आफ्नोown (adjective), example: He spent only his own money.
own (pronoun), example: Don't forget your own.
केwhat (pronoun), example: What is your name?
मेरोmy (adjective), example: My name is Ram.
mine (pronoun), example: This pen is mine.
गरेकोdid (verb), example: I never forget the work you did.
has (verb), example: The government has announced a new foreign policy.
हुन्छcan (verb), example: You can go now.
has (verb), example: Everyone has this feeling called love.
is (verb), example: Milk is good for health.
happens (verb), example: What happens now?
कुराthing (noun), example: I want to buy that thing.
talk (noun), example: What good will the talk do if we do not take action?
भन्नेthat (conjunction), example: Why did you buy this when you knew that it was expensive?
that (conjunction), example: I knew that you would come.
say (verb), example: Who should I say this thing to?
named (adjective), example: I know this man named Ram.
called (adjective), example: Everyone has this feeling called love.
हुनेbe (verb), example: Let's try to be healthy.
have (verb), example: Those who have tickets can go inside.
कुनैany (adjective), example: Now the bus may arrive any moment.
none (pronoun), example: None of these computers works.
छैनdo not (verb), example: I do not know.
कामwork (noun), example: Have you finished your work?
केहीnothing (pronoun), example: There is nothing to do.
any (adjective), example: Let's not do any work.
some (pronoun), example: Some are good.
something (pronoun), example: Let's do something.
anything (pronoun), example: Let's not do anything.
few (adjective), example: Wait for a few days.
few (pronoun), example: Few are good.
some (adjective), example: Let's do some work.
दिनday (noun), example: Today is the third day.
give (verb), example: I wanted to give.
त्योthat (pronoun), example: That is my pen.
that (adjective), example: That pen is mine.
हुनbecome (verb), example: Because of his hard work, he could become a successful businessman.
धेरैmany (adjective), example: He worked for many days.
many (pronoun), example: Many came.
वाor (conjunction), example: (Either) you go home or stay with me.
मात्रonly (adverb), example: There are only two weeks until Dashain.
भयोhappened (verb), example: What happened at school today?
एउटाone (adjective), example: Even one person can make a big difference.
one (pronoun), example: One is enough.
हामीwe (pronoun), example: We went home.
वर्षyear (noun), example: There are twelve months in a year.
दुईtwo (noun), example: I slept for two hours.
घरhouse (noun), example: That house is very nice.
नामname (noun), example: What is your name?
पहिलोfirst (adjective), example: Today is the first day of school.
यहाँhere (adverb), example: How far is your house from here?
फेरिagain (adverb), example: I watched that movie again.
शान्तिpeace (noun), example: Police keep the peace in the society.


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