Learn to Speak Nepali - The Basics

Pronunciation, glossary, theory, and sentences - with a native speaker from Nepal.
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (29 ratings)
1,340 students
Learn to Speak Nepali - The Basics
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (29 ratings)
1,340 students
A couple of important grammar rules, different from English.
How to pronounce three common Nepali sounds.
Some basic Nepali words.
The numbers 1-10, the tens, and their symbols.
How to introduce yourself in Nepali language.
How to greet Nepali people.


  • Access to a computer, laptop or smart phone with internet.
  • Pen and paper to take notes.
  • Understanding of the English language.
  • You don't need any knowledge of Nepali language before you start.

This course teaches you the bacis of the beginner level of How to Speak Nepali. Nepali language is mainly spoken in Nepal as well as in the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal.

Please note, in this course you won't learn to write and read Nepali, as the Devanagari script of Nepali won't be used. Instead, all Nepali words and sentences will be written in the Roman/Latin script, as how you would speak it. Nepali has some different sounds of English. But don't worry, a native Nepali speaker will help you pronouncing the Nepali words and sentences.

This basic course has - after the introduction - four elements:

A. Theory

B. Pronouncing

C. Glossary

D. Sentences

Who this course is for:
  • Tourists who want to use Nepali skills during sight seeing, trekking, safari or other attractions.
  • Volunteers who want to use Nepali skills in their project.
  • Foreigners who stay in Nepal for a long time.
  • Foreigners who go to rural Nepal, where English is rarely spoken.
Course content
5 sections • 14 lectures • 30m total length
  • An Introduction
  • The Writing System
  • Word order in Nepali Language
  • The four different Nepali forms of you
  • The Nepali Calendar
  • How to pronounce the two different 'ch'
  • How to pronounce the Nepali 'r'
  • Pronouncing 2 different Nepali 't' -sounds
  • Meaning of Namaste and other Greetings
  • The Numbers 1 to 10 and their Symbols
  • Larger numbers and Laakh
  • How to greet Nepali people
  • Introducing yourself in Nepali Language
  • And more

Marco Saaltink
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 82 Reviews
  • 5,537 Students
  • 4 Courses

Sharing my gained skills, as well as obtaining new knowledge and experiences, is my passion.

In 2018 I achieved the Master of Education in Mathematics, specialised in differentiation of teaching methods and developing problem solving exercises, which I use for my brain training.

But even before the master, since 2013, I have been teaching online and at schools - in the Netherlands, Tanzania, and Nepal. As a result, I speak English, Dutch, and Nepali.

Mostly I am staying in rural Nepal, seeing a beautiful Nepali lifestyle whilst sharpening my language skills.

Before developing a course, I think carefully how to deliver the information to students - so each lesson has a logical structure and all lessons are joined. If you have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.