Are Hindi and Nepali mutually intelligible?

Are Hindi and Nepali mutually intelligible?

A very close relation to the Hindi languages, the Nepali language is often considered to be mutually intelligible. However, the Nepali language contains many more Sanskrit derivations, and considerably fewer English and Persian loanwords.

Do they speak Hindi in Nepal?

Officially it's spoken by a little over 12 lakh people or about 5% of the population as second language. Nepal does not have official data for languages one can comprehend. And many languages that are officially taken as dialects of Hindi in India are listed as separate language in Nepal.

What language is Nepali similar to?

Nepali or Nepalese is the official language and de facto lingua franca of Nepal. While Nepali is technically from the same family as languages like Hindi and Bengali, it has taken many loan words. Nowadays, it shares a 40% lexical similarity with the Bengali language and has many similarities with Hindi.

Is Nepali hard to learn?

Yes, the verb conjugation of Nepali is complicated – it still isn't as hard Finnish or even Spanish, but learning it is definitely hard. At the same time, you don't need to learn all of it to start speaking Nepali. … In the case of Nepali language, the similar easements are called simple past and simple present/future.