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Chhori’s Bhai Tika

We just finished our second biggest festival of the year, Tihar on Saturday.

Please click here to know more about the festival.

Sharing some photos of the day as it was so cute to see Chhori independently doing her Bhai Tika to my nephew.

Here are the posts I have written regarding Tihar over the years.

 

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to nominate your favourite blog . NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017

 

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Learn Nepali : Nepali ingredients name

When I share recipe, I use lots of Nepali name so here is the list of Nepali ingredients commonly used in Nepali food.

Nepali name                                                                         English Name

Ajwain Tymolseeds
Aduwa Ginger
Amchoor Mango powder
Ata Wheat flour
Banda (Banda Govi) Cabbage
Bakula Fava Beans
Bhatmas Soybeans
Bhanta Eggplant, Brinjal,Aubergines
Besan Gram flour
Besar Turmeric
Bhuteko Channa Roasted gram
Bodi Black-eyed peas
Chana Chick peas
Chana dal Gram dal
Chyapi Chives
Dal Lentils
Dahi Curds, Yoghourt
Dhania (leaves) Coriander leaves, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley
Dhania (masala) Coriander seeds
Farsi Pumpkin
Hing Asafoetida
Ilaichi Cardamom (black)
Jau Oats
Jeera Cummin
Jwanu Lovage
Kankro Cucumber
Kari Pata Curry leaves
Kesar Saffron
Kathal Raw jack fruit
Kalonji Onion seeds
Kodo Millet
Kurilo Asparagus
Kuskus Poppy seeds
Lwang Cloves
Lasun Garlic
Makai Corn
Marich Black Pepper
Mas Black Lentils
Masoor dal Red gram
Maida Flour
Moong dal Green gram
Methi Fenugreek
Methi sag Fenugreek leaves
Makai Corn
Moong Whole green gram
Mula Daikon Radish
Palungo Spinach
Paneer Paneer (or cottage cheese)
Parwal Pointed gourd
Phapar Buckwheat
Pindaula Taro or Eddos
Pitho Flour (All Purpose)
Pyaj Onions
Pyaj (Hariyo) Scallion
Ram Toriya Okra (Lady’s Finger)
Rawa Semolina, Cream of wheat
Rayo/Tori Mustard
Roti Flat Bread
Sabudana Dry ginger
Sakhar Brown Sugar
Salgam Turnip
Simi Green Beans
Saunf (sag) Dill leaves
Saunf (masala) Fennel
Sukamel Cardamom (green)
Tama Bamboo Soda
Tej Paat Bay Leaf
Til Sesame seeds
Til ko Tel Gingelly oil
Turai Sponge gourd
Tarul Yam
Urrad Dhal Black gram

 

Learn Nepali: Days of the week

Days of the week in Nepalis with its  English translation. Please click here to learn more Nepali.

English

Nepali

today

aaja (aa-ja)

yesterday

hijo (hee-jo)

tomorrow

bholi (bho-lee)

this week

yo hapta(yo hap-ta)

last week

asti ko hapta(as-ti ko hap-ta)

next week

arko hapta(ar-ko hap-ta)

Sunday

aaitabaar (ai-ta-bar)

Monday

sombaar (som-bar)

Tuesday

mangalbaar (man-girl-bar)

Wednesday

budhabaar (bu-dho-bar)

Thursday

bihibaar (bee-hee-bar)

Friday

shukrabaar (shuk-ro-bar)

Saturday

shanibaar (sa-ni-bar)

Learn Nepali : Noun, people, feelings and emotions

Here are some noun, people, feelings and emotions in Nepali. Please click here to learn more Nepali.

Noun

Nepali

English

Bato Road
Kotha Room
Khanna Food
Topee Hat
Manche Person
Pariwar Family
Pul Bridge
Gau Village
Ghar House
Jhola Bag
Mancheharu People
Dharma Religion
Des Country
Khola River
Mithai Sweets
Git Song
Chorachori Children
Bajar Market
Pasal Shop
Koseli Gift
Kitaab Book
Bideshi Foreigner

People

Nepali

English

Aama / Buwa Mother / Father, but also friendly term men/women roughly in your parents generation
Didi / Bahini Older / Younger sister, but also friendly term used to refer to other women roughly in your generation
Dhai / Bhai Older / Younger brother, same as above
Nanu / Babu Young girl / boy child
Ma / Hami I / We
Tapaii You
Yo / Tyo This / That

Feelings and Emotions

Nepali

English

Ma ______ lagyo / lagena. I feel / don’t feel ______.
Birami / sick Bhok / hungry
Raksi / drunk Thirkaa / thirsty
Khushee / happy Dukha / sad
Thakai / tired Alchee / lazy
Dar / scared Nindra / sleepy
Jaado / cold Garmi / hot

Learn Nepali : Adjectives

Some adjectives in Nepali. Please click here to learn more Nepali.

Nepali English
Mahango

Sasto

Expensive

Cheap

Ramro

Naramro

Good

Bad

Sapha

Phohar

Clean

Dirty

Thulo

Sano

Big

Small

Sajilo

Gahro

Easy

Hard

Thada

Najik

Far

Close

Chito

Dhilo

Fast

Slow

Tato

Cheeso

Hot

Cold (for food)

Garmi

Jaado

Hot

Cold (for weather)

Naya

Purano

New

Old

Dhani

Garib

Rich

Poor

Mitho

namitho

Tasty

Not tasty

Bhuteko Fried
Umaaleko Boiled
Noonilo Salty
Gooliyo Sweet
Amilo Sour
Tito Bitter
Piro Spicy

Learn Nepali: Counting

This is how we count in Nepali. Please click here to learn more Nepali.

English

Nepali

1

ek (A-kh)

2

dui (Du-ee)

3

tien (Tee-n)

4

char (Cha-r)

5

panch (Pa-n-ch)

6

chha (Cha)

7

saat (Sa-at)

8

aath (Aa-th)

9

nau (Na-u)

10

das (Daa-ss)

11

eghara (A-ghaa-ra)

12

bara (Bha-ra)

13

teera (Th-e-ra)

14

chauda (Chau-da)

15

pandhra (Pan-dra)

16

sorha (So-rha)

17

satra (Sat-ra)

18

athara (Aa-tha-ra)

19

unais (Un-nai-s)

20

bis (Bis)

30

teece (Tee-sh)

40

chaleece (Cha-lee-sh)

50

pachaase (Pa-cha-sh)

60

70

sathi (Sat-ti)

sattari (Sa-tha-ri)

80

assi (aa-si)

90

nabbe (nab-be)

100

ek saye (A-kh sai-ya)

200

dwi saye (Du-ee sai-ya)

300

tin saye (Tee-n sai-ya)

1000

ek hazar (A-kh Ha-zar)

2000

dwi hazar (Du-ee Ha-zar)

100,000

ek lakh (A-kh la-kh)

1,000,000

dus lakh (Daa-ss la-kh)

half

aadha (aa-dha)

less

kaam (cum)

more

dherai (dhe-raii)

Learn Nepali : Vegetables name

Some Nepali Vegetable  names with its  English names. Please click here to learn more Nepali.

English Roman देवनागरी  
Asparagus Kurilo कुरिलो
Beet Root Beet Root बीट रूट
Bitter Gourd Tite karela तिते करेला
Black Eye Beans, Green Bodi बोडी
Bottle Gourd Lauka लौका
Brinjal/ Egg plant Bhanta भन्टा
Broccoli Brokauli ब्रोकौली
Cabbage Banda kovi बन्दा कोवि
Capsicum, Bell perper, green paper Bhede khursani भेडे खुर्सनि
Carrot Gajar गाजर
Cauliflower Kauli कौलि
Celery Selery सेलरी
Chayote/ Choko Eiskus इस्कुस
Chili/ Green pepper Khursani खुर्सनि
Choerospondias axillaris Lapsi लप्सी
Colocassia Fruit/Yam Pidaloo पिडालु
Colocassia Leaf Karkalo कर्कलो
Coriander / Cilantro Dhaniya धनिया
Corn / Maize Makai मकै
Cucumber Kakro काँक्रो, खीरा, ककरी
Dill Sauf सोउफ
Fenugreek Green Methi ko Saag मेथीको साग
Fern Nigro निग्रो
Jalapino Mexicon khursani मेक्सिकन खुर्सनि
Kohlrabi Gyathkopi ग्याँठ कोपी
Lady Fingers/Okra Ramtoriya रमतोरिँया,
चिप्ली भिन्डी
Mustard Green Rayo Sag रायो साग
Mint Babri , Pudinaa बबरी, पुदिना
Onion Pyaaj प्याज
Poorman Orchid Koirala कोइराला
Potato Aalu आलू
Pumpkin Farsi फर्सि
Radish Mula मूला
Red Radish Gante Mula गान्टे मुला
Sponge Guard Ghiraula घिरौला
Soybean Bhatmas भट्मास
Spinach Palungo पालुङो
Squash Farsi फर्सि
Stinging Nettle Sisno सिस्नो
String Beans Ghiu Simi घीउ सिमी
Sun Flower Suryamukhi सूर्यमुखी
Sweet Potato Sakar khanda सकर् खन्ड
Tomato Golbheda गोल्भेडा
Tree Tomato Tyammatar ट्यम्मटर
Yardlong Beans Tane Bodi तने बोडी
Winsder Beans, Favabeans, Broad Beand, Horse Gram
Sponge Guard
BakullaChichindo बकुल्लाचिचिन्डो