Poem: Kisan Ko Rahar

किसानको रहर (kisan ko rahar) is a poem by Laxmi Prasad Devkota. Laxmi Prasad Devkota is a very famous poet, so much that he has been given the title of ’mahakabi’ which means ‘Great Poet’. He is basically the Nepali version of Shakespeare! (although Laxmi Prasad did not really write dramas…) The word ’kisan ko rahar’ means ’Aspiration(s) of … Read more

Vocabulary: Terms Related With Death

For some reason the earlier lesson with the same name got deleted and I still don’t know how. So, this is just the same thing, intended to fill that ‘Dead’ link that had stayed for some pretty long time. Corpse लास (lās) Cremation Pyre आर्यघाट (āryaghāṭ) Death God यमराज (yamarāj) Death/Demise मृत्यु (mṛtyu) Final Rites … Read more

Story: The Lion And The Rabbit

The Lion and the Rabbit (सिंह र खरायो /sinha ra kharayo/) is a famous tale in the South Asian Region. It tells of how a rabbit managed to fool a lion. This story is a Grade 2 story. Before I proceed with the story, सिंह which means ‘Lion’ is spelt as ‘see-huh’ with a nasalization on the ’si’. There … Read more

Poem: Satya Sandesh

The poem ‘सत्य सन्देश’ (satya sandesh) is a poem written by Kabi Shiromani Lekhnath Paudyal (कविशिरोमणि लेखनाथ पौड्याल). His real name is Lekhnath Paudyal, Kabi Shiromani is his title. He is one of the most known poets of Nepali and his poems are among the most read. Did you know that Lekhnath means ‘Lord of Writing’ सत्य सन्देश (satya sandesh) literally translates into ’Truth Message’. … Read more

Vocabulary: Interjectory Words

Interjectory Words are called ‘नीपात’ (nipaat) in Nepali. Some books use ‘निपात’ (nipaat) as an alternative spelling. Interjectory words are very important in Nepali Everyday speech! Some people also call them ‘Emphasis’ words or Particles (since I already call something else particles, I will call them interjectory words instead). These interjectory words provide Emphasis on … Read more

Story: Leaves Of Neem

This time’s story is ‘नीमको पात’ (neem ko paat) which translates to as ‘Leaves of Neem’. Neem (azadirachta indica) is also known as the Indian Lilac, Nim Tree amongst other names. Neem is considered to be highly medicinal plant by the science of ayurveda (Alternative Medicine) among other things. However, the only thing you need to … Read more

Quantity: Dherai, Thorai

The first quantity expressing words we will be looking at will be धेरै (dherai) and थोरै (thorai). Dherai denotes more quantity while thorai denotes less quantity. DHERAI धेरै (dherai) denotes more quantity, hence has a meaning of ‘more’ or ‘much’. Sometimes, the meaning can also be ‘a lot of’.  It is entirely optional to add the pluralizing ’haru’ after countable nouns … Read more

Quantity: Introduction

Over the next few lessons we will be focusing on Quantity. Quantity is the amount or number of a material or an immaterial substance. Hence, we will be seeing how to assign quantity words in sentences. Quantity words are only used with nouns. That means, they are used to describe an amount of an object (noun). There … Read more

Causative Verbs

When you make someone do something, you are causing someone to do an action. It doesn’t necessarily have to be you to make that event. Take the following sentence: Mary made John to make food. Here, a person is making or ‘causing’ a recipient to do an action. In other words, something is making something or someone … Read more


Transitivity is an important aspect of Nepali. While transitivity might not be a prominent part of English (by that meaning noticeable in daily contexts), it definitely ‘is’ for Nepali. Transitivity helps to explain why some things take objects, some don’t, and why the subject sometimes takes the ’le’ particle. So, what is transitivity?  Transitivity is … Read more