In response to the requests to Google on how to say things in Nepali, I am adding this series. I hope to update it as often as good search terms lead people here.
Today’s search: “how to say cute in Nepali” I believe the word is “hisi” for cute. I should note here that “hisi” is slightly feminine in nature. When Shiva remarks to me on something cheesy I’ve done, he’ll say, “Timi kasto hisi chhau.” as in, you are cute. He often precedes this with a fake, “awww”.
Some related phrases may be:
“You are beautiful” or “Timi kasto raamro cha.” Which always confused me because it directly translates to “how good you are.” I think this phrase can be used for women or men to indicate that they are attractive.
Another way to say, “you are beautiful” is to say, “Timi ati sundar chaau.” Be sure that this is used towards a girl, it can’t translate to handsome. Also, I use timi because Shiva and I always use the timi form, but if you are less familliar with your Nepali friend, I recommend using Tapaii in place of timi. Also, the verb chaau is very informal when speaking directly to someone, I believe that its better to use a different verb such as hununcha, but I do not have a lot of practice conjugating that.
“I love you” which I have seen many ways, but used “Ma timi sanga prem garchhu.” which directly translates to, “me, you, with love do.”
Just in case you are in a situation where someone is lavishing these sweet words on you and you would rather they back off, you can say, “Malai kunai chasho chaina.” Which I believe means, “for me, anything i do not choose this.” or “i’m not interested.
This is my best attempt at answering these questions and provided a little more. Please forgive me if I’m making mistakes and as always please correct me so that I can make sure I’m provided accurate information.