In Traditional (English) grammar, a clause is said to consist of a subject and a predicate. However, let’s not truly think of clauses in that way in Nepali.Instead, clauses can be defined in another way. A clause is a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank. That means, it is the smallest … Read more


Previously I told I would tell more about phrases. Drum rolls please *durrrr* As a recap, phrase are simply group of related words within a sentence which lacks both a subject and a predicate. A sentence may be made up of many phrases! Phrases are called वाक्यांश (bakyansha) in Nepali.   NOMINAL PHRASES Nominal phrases, … Read more

Adjective Order In Nepali

Nepali is a Subject + Object + Verb language. Hence, verbs come at the end of the sentence. That means, John oranges ate would be a standard sentence. Here, John would be the subject whereas Oranges would be the object.  Adjectives, like in English, comes before the word it modifies. Hence, the word order would be like: Adjective + Noun  So, ’thulo ghar’ … Read more

Question Structure

Do you know what is a question? That was a question. To make questions, we all follow a certain format. We use words like ‘What’, ‘When’, ‘Why’ etc. Of course, for the questions to make sense, we all subconsciously insert them into the right places without screwing up.  P.S: You will see annoying specks of … Read more

Advanced Sentence Structure

This lesson is long, but it covers almost everything a sentence is, or has, or will be. Composing long sentences is what we need to master a language effectively. So how do we Compose higher level sentences? Sentence is called ‘वाक्य’ (bakya) in Nepali and Word is called ‘शब्द’ (shabda). Meaning is ‘अर्थ’ (artha).     . VOCABULARY वाक्य (bakya) = … Read more

Sentence Structure

INTRODUCTION There is an urban legend that goes something like this: Reasercehrs at Cabmrdige Uniervisty haev disocvreed that yuor mnid can raed this… a bored person, probably It’s an approach that claims the human brain can make out words (and thus the sentence) solely from the position of the initial and final letters, and the … Read more