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Ladakhi phrasebook

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Ladakhi is the main language of Ladakh, India.

Pronunciation guide

Ladakhi is Romanized in a similar way to Hindi, the most important thing to remember being that the "Th" represents a "T" sound with a bit more air.

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

  • Jule(pronounced Julay): an all purpose word for hello, goodbye, and thank you. Use it always!
  • Khamzang?: are you well?
  • Khamzang: I am well
  • Hamago: I don't understand
  • Hago: I understand
  • Hago-a: understand?
  • O: yea (informal yes)
  • Kasa: yes (more polite)
  • Man: No
  • tsapik: a little bit
  • Dik: it's ok, that's enough, I'm alright
  • -le: a particle when added to the end of sentences make it polite, added to names is a respectful term of address
  • Zhuks: sit stay (polite)
  • Don: eat drink (polite)
  • Skyot: Come/go (polite)
Hello. 
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Hello. (informal
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How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
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What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
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Please. 
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Thank you. 
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You're welcome. 
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Yes. 
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No. 
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Excuse me. (getting attention
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Excuse me. (begging pardon
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I'm sorry. 
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Goodbye 
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Goodbye (informal
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I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
Chi tro daylaik
 . ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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