Nepali: A Beginner's Primer Conversation and Grammar

पाठ ६ (Lesson 6) - GRAMMAR NOTES

1) पाईनु - to be available

  Positive Negative
Present पाईन्छ पाईदैन
Past पाईयो पाईएन


त्यहाँ फलफूल पाईन्छ ? Is fruit available there?
पाईदैन । It's not available.
सलाई पाईयो ? Were matches available?
पाईएन । They weren't available.

2) has two meanings in Nepali
a) 'then'

उदाहरणको लागि (For example)

उ रामको भाई होईन ।

He is not Ram's brother.

उ श्यामको भाई पनि होईन ।

He is also not Shyam's brother.

उ कस्को भाई हो त ?

Whose brother is he then?

b ) as for Y, in case of Y

उ दाल भात खान्छ तर म त खादिन । He eats daal-bhaat, but I (as for me) don't eat it.
अमेरिकामा गाईको मासु पाइन्छ तर नेपालमा त पाइदैन । Beef is available in America, whereas in Nepal it is not available.


By the end of Lesson 6, you should be able to:

  • buy things, including finding out where they are available and how much they cost
  • count from 51-60

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