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Bumthangkha phrasebook

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Bumthangkha is a regional languange of in the Bumthang area of Bhutan.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
. (Kuzuzangpo la )
Hello. (informal
. (Kuzu )
How are you? 
 ? (ah dar nak ke)
Fine, thank you. 
. (laso kadinchey la )
What is your name? 
 ? ( weth key meng sha yo?)
My name is ___Nga gey ___ . 
meng . ( tzha yo.)
Nice to meet you. 
. (domzay gasth )
Please. 
. (kuje )
Thank you. 
. ( kadin chay)
You're welcome. 
. ( tsoro bu si ma sung la )
Yes. 
. (phath )
No. 
. ( mengo)
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( gom ma thay la)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( gom ma thay la)
I'm sorry. 
. ( gom ma thay la)
Goodbye 
. (lok sey jay gey )
Goodbye (informal
. (kachin bu sey gala )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( philingpa kha khan ya?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( philingba kha khan kan na ya?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! (wai !)
Good morning. 
. (kuzuzangpo )
Good evening. 
. ( kuzuzangpo)
Good night. 
. (chiru delek )
Good night (to sleep
. (ka chin bu si sim la )
I don't understand. 
. ( mabran)
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( chabsang ao na?)

Problems

Numbers

1 : Thaek 2  ; tson 3  : tsum 4 : blay 5 ;ya nga 6 :rok 7 ; nyith 8 ; jath 9 ; dokgo 10; chey

Time

====Clock time==== "chu tsud"

====Duration==== "dutsed"

====Days==== "ngyan"

====Months==== "la"

Writing time and date

Date : Date/Month/Year Time : Hour(day or night) and Minutes

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Taxi = "gyerkhor" Fare = "lha " How much =" ak pa thek yo"

Lodging

Money

Eating

I am Hungry : Bru nas

can i have some : chi gath tzu gi

Meal  : shay go / zama

Rice  : zama

Curry  : ruk

Soup  : cho tsa

Water  ; kway

Hot  : kep kep

Cold  : nagk sim sim

eggs  ; kha wa tey

Meat  : sha

cheese  : phrum

butter  ; mar

delicious  ; ngam da

not delicious  ; mey ngam da

sweet  ; ngok tom ma

sour  ; thun ma

I am full  : joma rangs

It was prepared very well  : ka chin bu si kher na

oil  : nom


salt  ; tsa

sugar  ; guram

chilly  ; bangala

cilantro  ; yotsey

tea  ; ja

orange juice  : tsa lum khway

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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