Tapaailai bheTera khusi laagyo !
Nice to meet you !
Just a short yak to share a few words of Nepali and Newari with you. Our dear teacher Mina-ji taught us so much in only 3 or 4 lessons. This helped us a lot to interact with our homestay families, even if some of them were trying to teach us some Newari language, which is a local, community language spoken in the valley of Kathmandu. What is funny with the Newari language is that it sounds like French sometimes :
sapon = savon = soap
petittsa = un petit peu = a little bit
balla = belle = beautiful
Some nepali words do that too but not as much ; dinu = donner = to give
Those lessons in class or the family language lessons were very useful and both Newari and Nepali people are so happy when you try to speak their language ; it really helps a lot. Too bad we don’t have enough time to learn some more words !
Subha ratri, mitho sapana = good night, sweet dreams
Lalit / Leif