In keeping with my belief that I am basically Nepali in white skin, I have decided to use Nepali words as often as I can. I like to pretty much give the taxi drivers a steady stream of baya (left), daya (right), and sidha (straight) whenever we're riding in a taxi. They seem to like it.
Another favorite is dhanyavad (thank you). Today, Isaiah traded me and gave me a strawberry for my chocolate chip cookie--a trade that seemed to surprise Mommy, but I was happy to make--and I pulled out a spontaneous dhanyavad. Mommy laughed a lot. That pretty much ensures I shall make a repeat performance soon.