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.
have (verb), example: I have a pen.
six (noun), example: I wake up at six.
has (verb), example: Ram has a pen.
पनिalso (adverb), example: I also want to go.
होis (verb), example: Cow is our national animal.
योthis (pronoun), example: This is a pen.
भएकोhas (verb), example: [My] sister has come today.
was (verb), example: Who took you to the school when I was ill?
भनेthough (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.
though (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.
कोwho (pronoun), example: Who was she?
to (case ending), example: I went to Ram's house.
थियोwas (verb), example: That movie was good.
had (verb), example: Last year, we had only one cow.
had (verb), example: It had rained yesterday.
लागिfor (postposition), example: This room is for guests.
गर्नdo (verb), example: I like to [do] work.
छन्is (verb), example: He is here.
are (verb), example: They are here.
have (verb), example: They have come here.
has (verb), example: He has come here.
गर्नेdo (verb), example: There are many things one can do.
do (verb), example: This is a good time to do homework.
एकone (adjective), example: There is one minute left in the game.
one (noun), example: Two comes after one.
नेपालीNepali (noun), example: Please translate this English sentence to Nepali.
Nepali (adjective), example: I like Nepali food.
Nepali (noun), example: Many Nepalis live here.
I (pronoun), example: I love you.
माin (case ending), example: He is walking in the rain.
on (case ending), example: Put the book on the table.
at (case ending), example: I am staying at home.
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?
गरेकोhas (verb), example: The government has announced a new foreign policy.
did (verb), example: I never forget the work you did.
मेरोmine (pronoun), example: This pen is mine.
my (adjective), example: My name is Ram.
हुन्छhas (verb), example: Everyone has this feeling called love.
is (verb), example: Milk is good for health.
happens (verb), example: What happens now?
can (verb), example: You can go now.
कुराtalk (noun), example: What good will the talk do if we do not take action?
thing (noun), example: I want to buy that thing.
भन्नेsay (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.
that (conjunction), example: Why did you buy this when you knew that it was expensive?
that (conjunction), example: I knew that you would come.
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.
कामwork (noun), example: Have you finished your work?
छैनdo not (verb), example: I do not know.
केहीfew (adjective), example: Wait for a few days.
few (pronoun), example: Few are good.
some (adjective), example: Let's do some work.
nothing (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.
दिनgive (verb), example: I wanted to give.
day (noun), example: Today is the third day.
त्योthat (adjective), example: That pen is mine.
that (pronoun), example: That is my pen.
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.
मात्रonly (adverb), example: There are only two weeks until Dashain.
वाor (conjunction), example: (Either) you go home or stay with me.
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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