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==Phrase list==
 
==Phrase list==
  
===Basics===
 
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; Hello. :  ''Kuzu zangpo'' ('' '')
 
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' Kuzu '')
 
; How are you? :  ? ('Choe Ga Dhay Bay yoe?' ?'')
 
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('Lek shom Bay yoe' '')
 
; What is your name? :  ? ('Choe Gi Ming Ga Chi Mo?' ?'')
 
; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''Nge Gi Ming  _____ .'')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . (''Choe Chegk Dhi Sem Gai '')
 
; Please. :  . (''Deh bay zeth ma da '');this is wrong!!!
 
; Thank you. :  ''ka drin che'' ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . (''de bey ma sung '')//only applies when someone says thank you.it actually means"do not mention" or like someone says "no mention, please"
 
; Yes. :  . (''In '')
 
; No. :  . (''Men '')
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' gom ma thay'')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' gom may thay'')
 
; I'm sorry. :  . (''gom ma thay '')
 
; Goodbye :  . (''Log Dhi Jay gey '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . (''log di jay gey '')
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [Nga  ...... lek shim bay mey shey ]. ('' [ ]'')
 
; Do you speak English? :  ? ('Choe Gi In Ked Shey Ga?' ?'')
 
;  Is there someone here who speaks English? :Na Lu In Ked Shey mi yoe Ya? ('' ?'')
 
; Help! :  ! (''Charo Bey nang !'')
 
; Look out! :  ! (''wai !'')
 
; Good morning. :  . (''kuzu zangpo '')
 
; Good evening. :  . (''kuzu zangpo '')
 
; Good night. :  . ('' chiru delek'')
 
; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . (''lek shom ay zim '')
 
; I don't understand. :  . (''may shey '')
 
; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' chabsang ga tey yeth ga'')
 
  
 
===Problems===
 
===Problems===

Revision as of 17:15, 29 March 2010

Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Problems

Numbers

1 ; chi 2 ; nyi 3 ; sum 4 ; zhi 5 ;nga 6 ;dru 7 ;duen 8 ; gay 9 ; gu 10 ; chu tham 11 ; chu chi 12 ; chu nyi

Time

Clock time

chu tsoed=time o'clock: bazaar 8 o clock: bazaar gyed

Duration

duration : dhuetsey

Days

Monday- Migmar Tuesday- Lhagpa Wednesday- Phurbu Thursday-Pasang Friday- Pemba Saturday- Nima Sunday- Dawa

Months

january- indha dangpa feb- indha nyipa mar-indha sumpa, indha zhipa, indha ngapa, indha drukpa, indha duenpa, indha gyepa, indha gupa and indha chunyepa for December

note: for the months of lunar claender the prefix is rangda, indha is used for the months of international calender

Writing time and date

Colors

Green- Changkha Red- Marp White- Karp Blue- Hoem Black- Naap Yellow- Serp Orange- Leewang


Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Identified by the yellow top(hood) and BT registration affixed before the number.

Taxi : la khor Fare : la how much : ga day chi mo

Lodging

Money

How much is this/it ? Ngultrum ga they chi mo

Eating

Meal : Toh /zhay go

eating : shay go za ni

delicious : zhim bay

bitter  ; khag ta

sweet  : ngam

sour  ; chup

Water  ; chu

Tea  : ja

Curry  : tsoem

Soup  :thup

Chilly  : ema

Cheese  :datsi

cook  : toh bey ni

eat  : zhey

Bars

Alcoholic Beverage : Changg

Bar  : Changkhang

Tip  : soera

Whats the bill  : Ga de chi mo

I am drunk  : changg dang so ye

Water  : chu

Local Drink  : Ara

It is strong(spirit) : ah ni gag tra du

It is mild  : lha si si du

Shopping

shop : tsongkhang

how much : ga de chi mo?

discount please : gong phab nang

Driving

Car : Numkhor

Drive : Numkhor tang ni

Licence : Lak Kher

Police  : thrim sung

Road  : Lam

High speed : joba joba shuk bay tang

Low speed  : drogay bay tang

please take caution(driving) : reb drim di tang

Lets go  : jogay

stop  ; numkor kag nang

Risky  : ngyen khag

Authority

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