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===Numbers===
 
===Numbers===
  
½ - nimtaymang ( ? + ? ) / nimtayma
+
½ - nimtaymang ( ? + ? ) / nimtayma ( namt-aymaa )
  
0 - sefraymang ( sifir + ? ) / sefrayma
+
0 - sefraymang ( sifir + ? ) / sefrayma ( safr-aymaa )
  
1 - ehjing ( yek + chi ) / ehji
+
1 - ehjing ( yek + chi ) / ehji ( a-ji )
  
2 - dunaing ( du + nyi ) / dunai
+
2 - dunaing ( du + nyi ) / dunai ( do-nai )
  
3 - sesung ( se + sum ) / sesu
+
3 - sesung ( se + sum ) / sesu ( sa-su )
  
4 - jahrzing  ( char + zhi ) / jahrzi
+
4 - jahrzing  ( char + zhi ) / jahrzi ( jah-zih )
  
5 - panjinang ( panj + nga ) / panjina
+
5 - panjinang ( panj + nga ) / panjina ( pen-jiynaa )
 
   
 
   
6 - sashdong ( shesh + dru ) / sashdo
+
6 - sashdong ( shesh + dru ) / sashdo ( sas-to )
 
   
 
   
7 - hathdueng ( haft + duen ) / hathdue
+
7 - hathdueng ( haft + duen ) / hathdue ( het-tu )
 
   
 
   
8 - hemgang ( hesht + gay ) / hemga
+
8 - hemgang ( hesht + gay ) / hemga ( ham-gaa )
 
   
 
   
9 - nakhong ( noh + gu ) / nakho
+
9 - nakhong ( noh + gu ) / nakho ( naa-ho )
 
   
 
   
10 - dajuttamang ( dah + chu tham ) / dajuttama
+
10 - dajuttamang ( dah + chu tham ) / dajuttama ( deyut-taymaa )
 
   
 
   
11 - uzhdahjujing ( yozde + chu chi ) / uzhdahjuji
+
11 - uzhdahjujing ( yozde + chu chi ) / uzhdahjuji ( udaah-uji )
  
12 - dazdahjunying ( dazde + chu nyi ) / dazdahjunyi
+
12 - dazdahjunying ( dazde + chu nyi ) / dazdahjunyi ( daaydaah-uni )
 
   
 
   
20 - bisthnijung ( bist + nyi chu ) / bisthniju
+
20 - bisthnijung ( bist + nyi chu ) / bisthniju ( bist-niju )
  
25 - bistho'panjin-yijungang ( bisto panj + nyi chu nga ) / bistho'panjin-yijunga
+
25 - bistho'panjin-yijungang ( bisto panj + nyi chu nga ) / bistho'panjin-yijunga ( bisto-penjiyn-ijungeeng )
 
    
 
    
30 - sikhinsumjang ( si + sum chu ) / sikhinsumja
+
30 - sikhinsamjung ( si + sum chu ) / sikhinsamju ( sihin-saamuu )
 
   
 
   
40 - jahaalzijung ( chehel + zhi chu ) / jahaalziju  
+
40 - jahaalzijung ( chehel + zhi chu ) / jahaalziju ( jehel-zijuu )
 
   
 
   
50 - penjaahnajung ( panjah + nga chu ) / penjaahnaju
+
50 - penjaahnajung ( panjah + nga chu ) / penjaahnaju ( penjeyh-najuu )
  
100 - zathotamang ( sad + tham chu ) / zathotama
+
100 - zathotamang ( sad + tham chu ) / zathotama ( sato-tamaa )
 
   
 
   
200 - duhatnimung ( dusad + ? ) / duhatnimu
+
200 - duhatnimung ( dusad + ? ) / duhatnimu ( duhat-nimuu )
 
   
 
   
500 - penjatnamang ( penjsad + ? ) / penjatnamu
+
500 - penjatnamang ( penjsad + ? ) / penjatnamu ( penjayht-namuu )
 
   
 
   
1,000 - hazremtamang ( hezar + ? ) / hazremtama
+
1,000 - hazremtamang ( hezar + ? ) / hazremtama ( hesreemm-taamaa )
 
   
 
   
10,000 - dajhazr'junyi-tamang ( dah hezar + ? ) / dajhazr'junyi-tama
+
10,000 - dajhazr'junyi-tamang ( dah hezar + ? ) / dajhazr'junyi-tama ( dejjesr'juunnyi-teemmaa )
 
   
 
   
100,000 - sathazr'tenhan-tamang ( sad hezar + ? ) / sathazr'tenhan-tama
+
100,000 - sathazr'tenhan-tamang ( sad hezar + ? ) / sathazr'tenhan-tama ( settesr'daannaan-teemmaa )
 +
 
  
 
===Time===
 
===Time===

Revision as of 18:59, 17 September 2009

Sherpa is the main language of the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal and also in other districts where the the Sherpa people predominate.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Tashi Deleg. (')
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? (thangbo?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
Khyari min khain? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
Nge Min _____. ( _____ .)
I am from. 
Nga _____ surhau
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
. ( )
Cheers. 
Se Se.
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
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. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers System

( Dzongka/Tibetan+Persian/Kurdish )

Numbers

½ - nimtaymang ( ? + ? ) / nimtayma ( namt-aymaa )

0 - sefraymang ( sifir + ? ) / sefrayma ( safr-aymaa )

1 - ehjing ( yek + chi ) / ehji ( a-ji )

2 - dunaing ( du + nyi ) / dunai ( do-nai )

3 - sesung ( se + sum ) / sesu ( sa-su )

4 - jahrzing ( char + zhi ) / jahrzi ( jah-zih )

5 - panjinang ( panj + nga ) / panjina ( pen-jiynaa )

6 - sashdong ( shesh + dru ) / sashdo ( sas-to )

7 - hathdueng ( haft + duen ) / hathdue ( het-tu )

8 - hemgang ( hesht + gay ) / hemga ( ham-gaa )

9 - nakhong ( noh + gu ) / nakho ( naa-ho )

10 - dajuttamang ( dah + chu tham ) / dajuttama ( deyut-taymaa )

11 - uzhdahjujing ( yozde + chu chi ) / uzhdahjuji ( udaah-uji )

12 - dazdahjunying ( dazde + chu nyi ) / dazdahjunyi ( daaydaah-uni )

20 - bisthnijung ( bist + nyi chu ) / bisthniju ( bist-niju )

25 - bistho'panjin-yijungang ( bisto panj + nyi chu nga ) / bistho'panjin-yijunga ( bisto-penjiyn-ijungeeng )

30 - sikhinsamjung ( si + sum chu ) / sikhinsamju ( sihin-saamuu )

40 - jahaalzijung ( chehel + zhi chu ) / jahaalziju ( jehel-zijuu )

50 - penjaahnajung ( panjah + nga chu ) / penjaahnaju ( penjeyh-najuu )

100 - zathotamang ( sad + tham chu ) / zathotama ( sato-tamaa )

200 - duhatnimung ( dusad + ? ) / duhatnimu ( duhat-nimuu )

500 - penjatnamang ( penjsad + ? ) / penjatnamu ( penjayht-namuu )

1,000 - hazremtamang ( hezar + ? ) / hazremtama ( hesreemm-taamaa )

10,000 - dajhazr'junyi-tamang ( dah hezar + ? ) / dajhazr'junyi-tama ( dejjesr'juunnyi-teemmaa )

100,000 - sathazr'tenhan-tamang ( sad hezar + ? ) / sathazr'tenhan-tama ( settesr'daannaan-teemmaa )


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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