How to Say "How Are You" in Nepali

Three Methods:Saying It CasuallySaying It FormallyReplying and Asking Back

Nepali is spoken in Nepal, a country sandwiched between India and China. It isn't a widely spoken language, however, knowing the basics is a great help, if you ever travel to Nepal, or know someone from there. Here's how to ask someone how they are or how they're doing, in Nepali.

Method 1
Saying It Casually

  1. 1
    Say "तिमीलाई कस्तो छ?" This is pronounced "tee-mee-lai kas-to chuh". This is supposed to be said casually, to a friend, or someone your age. It is best not to say this in a formal environment.
  2. 2
    Use "तिमि कसरी हो?" as a less common alternative. It is pronounced "tee-mee kas-ree ho."

Method 2
Saying It Formally

  1. 1
    Use ""तपाइलाई कस्तो छ?" for formal settings. This is pronounced "tapai-lai kas-to chuh."
  2. 2
    Replace "तपाइलाई कस्तो छ" with "तपाइ कसरी हो", (pronounced tapai kas-ree ho) as an alternative. Keep in mind that it isn't used too often.
  3. 3
    Know that the only difference between the informal and the formal way of saying this is the replacement of "तिमि" with "तपाई". Both, however, mean "you".

Method 3
Replying and Asking Back

  1. 1
    To reply to "how are you?" in Nepali, say "मलाइ सन्चै छ" which is pronounced as "ma-laai san-che chuh" and means "I'm doing well."
  2. 2
    Use a simpler alternative if desired. Try "म ठिक छु" which means "I'm fine." It is pronounced as "ma tick choo".
  3. 3
    Ask someone back. To do this, just say "तिम्रो के छ?" pronounced "tim-ro kay-chuh".


  • If the lesser common alternatives are easier for you to use, don't be afraid to use them. They are typically used by non-Nepali speakers as they are comparatively easier.

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