Namaste and Namaskar are common terms in Nepal. Whenever people in Nepal show someone they know, or they probably know, they greet them with either Namaste or Namaskar. Do you know the difference between Namaste and Namaskar?

Namaskar in Nepali

Namaste vs Namaskar

Namaskar is more formal.

Namaskar = नमस् +‎ कार. Namas means bow. कार means action. Namaskar means I do the act of bowing with reverence.

Namaste = नमस्+ते. Namas means to bow. ते means to you. Namaste means I bow to you with respect.

We don’t say Timi to the elder people. So, telling Namaste to a person older than you might be disrespectful. So, go for Namaskar.

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Namaste in Nepal

Namaste in different languages

Here, we will list out how to say Namaste in different languages.

Namaste in different language

Namaste in Newari

Namaste in Newari language=“Jwojalapa” (ज्वजलपा)

It is pronounced as jwo-ja-la-pa. Jwojalapa and Nasmate in Nepali are the same.

Namaste in Japanese language

Namaste in Japanese language = yyy.

Namaste in Tamang language

Namaste in Tamang language: Fyafulla

Namaste in Nepali

Namaste (/ˈnʌməsteɪ/, Devanagari: नमस्ते)

Namaste in Korean

Namaste in Korean = 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)

Namaste in Magar language

Namaste in Magar=jhorki or jhorley

Namaste in Tharu language

Namaste in Tharu language = yyy.

Namaste in English

Namaste in English= I bow to you

Namaste in Thai language

Namaste in Thai=sawasdee (สวัสดี)

Namaste in Yadav language

Namaste in Yadav language = yyy.

Namaste in Sanskrit

Namaste in Sanskrit = नमस्ते (namaste)= नमस्+ते

नमस्  means to bow

ते means to you