Punctuation marks are important to learn if you want to write coherent sentences. Fortunately, punctuation marks do no differ a lot in Nepali, except the full stop, which is represented by a horizontal slash. There are nine punctuation marks in Nepali. Punctuation marks are called ‘विराम चिन्ह’ (virām cinha) in Nepali.
FULL STOP ( । )
The full stop (period) in Nepali is a vertical slash ( । ). The full stop is called पूर्णविराम (pūrṇavirām) in Nepali.
COMMA ( , )
The Comma is called अल्पविराम (alpavirām) in Nepali.
SEMICOLON ( ; )
The Semicolon is called अर्धविराम (ardhavirām) in Nepali.
THE QUESTION MARK ( ? )
The Question Mark is called प्रश्न चिन्ह (praśna cinha) in Nepali.
THE EXCLAMATION MARK ( ! )
The Exclamation Mark is called विस्मयादिबोधक (vismayādibōdhak) in Nepali.
THE BRACKETS ( ( ) )
The Brackets (parenthesis) are called कोष्ठक चिन्ह (kōṣṭhak cinha) in Nepali.
THE QUOTATION MARKS ( “ ” )
The Quotation Marks are called अवतरण चिन्ह (awataraṇ cinha) in Nepali.
THE DASH ( — )
The Dash is called निर्देशक चिन्ह (nirdeśak cinha) in Nepali.
THE HYPHEN ( – )
The Hyphen is called योजक चिन्ह (yojak cinha) in Nepali.
FILL IN THE CORRECT PUNCTUATIONS USING NEPALI PUNCTUATIONS
1. We had a good time in Kathmandu
2. She said You must go to bed
3. What are you doing next weekend
1. We had a good time in Kathmandu।
2. She said, “You must go to bed।”
3. What are you doing next weekend?