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