Cheers In Nepali: #1 Expert Nepali Drinking Guide

August 25, 2021

If you are visiting Nepal or want to learn how to say cheers in Nepali, you can know the translation here, along with other words and phrases related to drinking. We hope it will help you in better understanding the Nepalese drinking culture.

Nepal is famous for its natural greatness, mighty Himalayas, and peculiar customs, traditions, and culture. This multitude of novelties and characteristics is also reflected in Nepalese food culture. Thus, the food of Nepali people is as diverse as their country and is rich in flavor, and reflects the customs and culture of the local people.

In many areas, drinking and brewing is a centuries-old tradition. Brewing in many Nepali homes is still done to prepare alcohol for family members and traditional ceremonies during celebrations and gatherings. Nepal has a wide range of local alcoholic beers, most of them indigenous with unique ways of brewing. In this blog, you will learn about the most famous alcohols and vocabulary about saying cheers in Nepali in different ways.

 

Most Famous Alcoholic Delights In Nepal

RAKSI

Generally, alcohol in Nepal is called Raksi, although the original alcoholic drinks were made from wheat, rice, millet, or barley through a distillation process. Also known as Kodo, tin pani raksi can pack a punch. With an alcohol content of over 45%, Raksi matches the evidence found in whiskey.

JHAIKHATTE

This name is due to the sound made when raksi is mixed with rice grains and hot ghee, perfect for the winter season. The drink can also be served with honey for those who love sweets.

AILA

Aila is like tequila, which is another Nepalese spirit that can attack you without warning. Aila is traditionally served in decorative jars in the Newari community and is now mixed into many cocktails found in bars and hotels in major cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara.

TONGBA

Tongba is an alcoholic beverage made from millet, produced in the mountainous areas of eastern Nepal and the neighboring Sikkim and Darjeeling. It is a traditional and local drink of the Limbu people in eastern Nepal. Tongba is essential to the Limbo people both religiously and culturally.

MARPHA BRANDY

The Mustang area is famous for its orchards and juices. Pear, apple, and apricot brandy have entered urban areas and shelves. Don't let the name of the fruit fool you. These tough things will keep you warm even from the inside out.

NEPALI BEER

Local produce like Nepal Ice, Gorka, and Everest, and a fleet of microbes is starting to show up. Based in Kathmandu, Sherpa Brewery prides itself on being the first producer of craft beer, shipping small batches of Kolsch throughout the country.

If you are not sure that which alcohol you should try, do not hesitate to ask Nepalese. Just mention the word “raksi” and it will bring smiles and laughter – and it does not matter in which area of the country you are in.

 

Important Vocabulary About Drinking In Nepali

Cheers In Nepali

Here is a list of words related to drinking with English to Nepali translations that will come in handy if you want to drink in the amazing bars of Nepal. Let's start learning vocabulary and phrases about Cheers In Nepali.

English TranslationPronunciationDevanagari Script
alcoholic beveragesMādaka pēya padārthaमादक पेय पदार्थ
whiskeyvhiskīव्हिस्की
vodkavōdakāवोदका
rumramaरम
champagnesyāmpēnaस्याम्पेन
beerbiyaraबियर
root beerrūṭa biyaraरूट बियर
cocktailkakaṭēlaककटेल
wineraksīरक्सी
dessert winemiṭhā'ī vā'inaमिठाई वाइन
white winesētō śarābaसेतो शराब
red winerātō raksīरातो रक्सी
realgar wineriyalagara vā'inaरियलगर वाइन
chrysanthemum wineguladā'udī vā'inaगुलदाउदी वाइन
 wine glass vā'īnakō gilāsa  वाईनको गिलास
drinking glasspi'unē gilāsaपिउने गिलास
beer festivalbiyara mahōtsavaबियर महोत्सव
cocktail partykakaṭēla pārṭīककटेल पार्टी
drinking gamepi'unē khēlaपिउने खेल

Other Phrases Related To Drinking And Cheers In Nepali

English TranslationDevanagari ScriptPronunciation
to have a drink together, to celebrateसँगै एक पेय छ, मनाउनsam̐gai ēka pēya cha, manā'una
passed out/blackout after drinking too muchधेरै पिए पछि बाहिर/अन्धकारdhērai pi'ē pachi bāhira/andhakāra
What is your favorite kind of beer?तपाइँको मनपर्ने बियर के हो?tapā'im̐kō manaparnē biyara kē hō?
Could I see the wine list, please?के म वाइन सूची देख्न सक्छु, कृपया?Kē ma vā'ina sūcī dēkhna sakchu, kr̥payā?
Do you like beer?के तपाइँ बियर मन पराउनुहुन्छ?Kē tapā'im̐ biyara mana parā'unuhuncha?
Do You Drink?के तपाइँ पिउनुहुन्छ?Kē tapā'im̐ pi'unuhuncha?
One more pleaseएक थप, कृपयाĒka thapa, kr̥payā

 

Cheers In Nepali And In Other Languages

  • Cheers in Nepali - जय होस् (Jaya hōs)
  • Hindi – चियर्स (chiyars)
  • Czech – Na zdraví (Naz drah vee)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - 干杯 (gān bēi)
  • Korean – 건배 (gun bae)
  • Portuguese – Saúde
  • Thai – Chok dee
  • Japanese - 乾杯 Kanpai
  • Swedish/Danish/Latin – Fremitus deinde!
  • Norwegian – Skål!  
  • Polish – Na zdraví
  • Greek – Στην υγειά σας
  • Spanish - ¡ Salud!
  • German – Prost
  • Irish – cheers
  • Vietnamese – Dô / Vô / Một hai ba, yo
  • Italian – Saluti / Cin cin
  • French – à votre santé
  • Romanian – noroc
  • Dutch – proost

 

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