50+ Nepali Shopping Vocabs: A Great Bargain!

If you are not a local in Nepal and have come to shop, there is a high chance that you will be charged the “foreigner’s price.” This means that you will be charged at least twice the local rate, if not more! To avoid this, we will cover in this post the basic Nepali shopping vocabs that you can use today!

As embarrassing as this may be, you might need to keep all that aside when it’s time to haggle. If you don’t speak Nepali and don’t have the tell-tale Nepali expressions, you can be a victim of being charged for overpriced goods. This is why it is crucial that even if you don’t speak Nepali, learn some Nepali words or essential words that will keep the friendly shopkeepers in check and make your shopping a great bargain! A good one to start with is the standard greetings and goodbye.

About Nepal

Nepali Shopping Vocabs
About Nepal

Are you planning to stay in Nepal for a time? Nepal is a beautiful place to visit as it has several sites ideal for history lovers and youth! It is also a paradise for shopaholics since it has many malls catering to foreigners and locals alike.

But before you go and pack your bags, we highly recommend learning about the Nepali language first. You see, the Nepali language may be complex for a beginner who has never been exposed to Hindi or similar South Asian languages. The language is initially called Gorkhali, and some of the vocabulary and words are loaned from Sanskrit. Since this is the local language, it makes sense to master a few bots about it before your trip.

Basic Nepali Shopping Vocabs

Nepali Shopping Vocabs
Basic Nepali Shopping Vocabs

Vocabulary for shopping is so essential, especially if you are visiting another country. In Nepal, knowing the basic words can help you communicate better what you want and how much you are willing to pay for an item. This will also help you not to fall into the common scams! Let’s take a closer look at the words to use below.

EnglishNepali Shopping WordPronunciationSound
supermarketसुपरमार्केटSuparamārkēṭa
chemistरसायनज्ञRasāyanajña
bakeryबेकरीBēkarī
caféक्याफेKyāphē
stationस्टेशनSṭēśana
taxiट्याक्सीṬyāksī
fareभाडाBhāḍā
mallमलMala
shoppingकिनमेलKinamēla
moneyपैसाPaisā
petty cashसानो नगदSānō nagada
marketबजारBajāra
stallस्टलSṭala
sellerबिक्रेताBikrētā
giftउपहारUpahāra
souvenirस्मारिकाSmārikā
dressपोशाकPōśāka
shoesजुत्ताJuttā
antiquesपुरातन वस्तुहरूPurātana vastuharū
saleबिक्रीBikrī
changeपरिवर्तनParivartana
colorरंगRaṅga
sizeआकारĀkāra
exchangeविनिमयVinimaya
cinemaसिनेमाSinēmā
boutiqueबुटीकBuṭīka
tailorदर्जीDarjī
sales girlबिक्री केटीBikrī kēṭī
sales manबिक्री मान्छेBikrī mānchē
sales womanबिक्री महिलाBikrī mahilā
changing roomफेर्ने कोठाPhērnē kōṭhā
shelfशेल्फŚēlpha
aisleगलियारेGaliyārē
driverचालकCālaka
hotelहोटलHōṭala
bagझोलाJhōlā
basketटोकरीṬōkarī
groceryकिरानाKirānā
bookstoreपुस्तक पसलPustaka pasala
discountछुटChuṭa
childrenबच्चाहरुBaccāharu
adultवयस्कVayaska
listसूचीSūcī
budgetबजेटBajēṭa
travelयात्राYātrā
packingप्याकिङPyākiṅa
gift wrapउपहार लपेटोUpahāra lapēṭō
buyकिन्नुहोस्Kinnuhōs
returnफर्किनुPharkinu

Nepali Shopping Phrases

EnglishNepali Shopping PhrasesPronunciationSound
Do you accept credit cards?के तपाइँ क्रेडिट कार्ड स्वीकार गर्नुहुन्छ?Kē tapā’im̐ krēḍiṭa kārḍa svīkāra garnuhuncha?
Excuse me!मलाईं माफ गर्नुहोस्!Malā’īṁ māpha garnuhōs!
How much is this?यो कति हो?Yō kati hō?
The food is delicious!खाना स्वादिष्ट छ!Khānā svādiṣṭa cha!
What is the cost?लागत के हो?Lāgata kē hō?
Can you speak English?के तिमी अंग्रेजी बोल्न सक्छौ?Kē timī aṅgrējī bōlna sakchau?
I understand.म बुझ्दछु।Ma bujhdachu.
What sizes do you have?तपाईंसँग कस्ता आकारहरू छन्?Tapā’īnsam̐ga kastā ākāraharū chan?
What colors do you have? तपाईंसँग कस्ता रंगहरू छन्?Tapā’īnsam̐ga kastā raṅgaharū chan?
I would like to return this.म यो फिर्ता गर्न चाहन्छु।Ma yō phirtā garna cāhanchu.
It has a defect.यसमा दोष छ।Yasamā dōṣa cha.
May I have a receipt?के मसँग रसिद छ?Kē masam̐ga rasida cha?
Do you have a card?के तपाईसँग कार्ड छ?Kē tapā’īsam̐ga kārḍa cha?
I can buy it for only this price.म यो मूल्यमा मात्र किन्न सक्छु।Ma yō mūlyamā mātra kinna sakchu.
Can you give me a discount?के तपाईं मलाई छुट दिन सक्नुहुन्छ?Kē tapā’īṁ malā’ī chuṭa dina saknuhuncha?
The order is wrong.अर्डर गलत छ।Arḍara galata cha.
I think there is a mistake.मलाई लाग्छ त्यहाँ गल्ती छ।Malā’ī lāgcha tyahām̐ galtī cha.
Can I call a cab?के म क्याब कल गर्न सक्छु?Kē ma kyāba kala garna sakchu?
I like Nepali culture.मलाई नेपाली संस्कृति मन पर्छ ।Malā’ī nēpālī sanskr̥ti mana parcha.
Hello! What is your name?नमस्ते! तिम्रो नाम के हो?Namastē! Timrō nāma kē hō?
I need to buy it tomorrow.मैले भोलि किन्नु पर्छ।Mailē bhōli kinnu parcha.
That’s cheating!त्यो धोखा हो!Tyō dhōkhā hō!
Can we report to the police?के हामी पुलिसलाई रिपोर्ट गर्न सक्छौं?Kē hāmī pulisalā’ī ripōrṭa garna sakchauṁ?
I lost my purse.मेरो पर्स हरायो।Mērō parsa harāyō.
That shopkeeper is so polite.त्यो पसले धेरै विनम्र छ।Tyō pasalē dhērai vinamra cha.
I met friend while shopping.किनमेल गर्दा साथी भेटेँ ।Kinamēla gardā sāthī bhēṭēm̐.

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