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Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello (formal) 
kuzu zangpo la
Hello (informal) 
kuzu zangpo
How are you? 
Gaday bay Zhu Ga?
I'm fine 
Legshom (Layshom)
What is your name? 
Chhoe gi ming ga chi mo?
My name is _____
Nge gi ming _____ in
I am from ____ 
Nga ____ lay in
Thank you or Thanks 
བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེ (kadrin chhe)
See you later (informal) 
Shu lay log jay ge
Where 
Gathey
How much 
Gademchi

Problems

What is the Problem? 
Choe gi Ka Ngyel ga chi mo?
Where is the Bank? 
Ngyul Khang Ga teey mo?

Numbers

chi
nyi
sum
zhi
nga
dru
duen
gay
gu
10 
chu tham
11 
chu chi
12 
chu nyi

Time

Clock time

time 
(...)
o'clock 
bazaar
8 o'clock 
bazaar gyed

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
karma
_____ hour(s) 
Ganta
_____ day(s) 
Zha
_____ week(s) 
Hapta
_____ month(s) 
Daw
_____ year(s) 
Lho

Days

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

Months

January 
indha dangpa
February 
indha nyipa
March 
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 the 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

Dry Chilli : ema kam

Potato : ཀེ་བ kewa

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

Love

i love you:nga gi che lu ga

i cant stay without you:nga che me pa me cha bay

i will make you a phone call:nga gi che lu juthen tang gay

do you remember me:che nga dem mey ga

you're so beautiful:che namay samay jarim dhu

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

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