Hi is similar to hello and can be used interchangeably. Hi is used to greet people either families, friends or to start conservations with strangers in public places. Hi in Nepali is same as hello.

Hi in Nepali = नमस्ते
Pronunciations = Na-mastē

hello in nepali

Both Hi and Hello has same meaning/word in Nepali i.e. नमस्ते. You can say नमस्ते to greet Nepali people or in Nepali language. You can informally use this word by speaking.

But to greet anyone formally in Nepali, your both hands should be in vowed position. It is the formal way and gestures position during saying (greet) नमस्ते to anyone. This position during greeting is considered as sign of respect and gratitude.