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===Numbers===
 
===Numbers===
  
1/4 - Tkha zhhingnih
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½ - kru
  
1/2 - Tkha myanih
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0 - za
  
0 - Zegtaam
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1 - jha
  
1 - Chi
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2 - mye
  
2 - Mya
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3 - saen
  
3 - Sang
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4 - zhhin
  
4 - Zhhing
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5 - ngun
  
5 - Ngo
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6 - doh
  
6 - Dooh
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7 - diin
  
7 - Din
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8 - geeh
  
8 - Gey
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9 - guh
  
9 - Ghu
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10 - seih
  
10 - Jueh
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11 - seih-jhai
  
11 - Jueh chinih
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20 - myasah
  
12 - Jueh myanih
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22 - myasah-myei
  
13 - Jueh sangnih
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30 - saisah
  
20 - Mashu
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40 - zhhisah
  
30 - Sanjueh
+
50 - ngusah
  
40 - Zhhingjuehu
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60 - dosah
  
50 - Ngojueh
+
70 - dinsah
  
60 - Doohjuheh
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80 - geisah
  
70 - Dinjhueh
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90 - gusah
  
80 - Geyjeuh
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100 - tham
  
90 - Ghujaah
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200 - myektham
  
100 - Gtampa
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900 - guhktham
  
200 - Myagtam
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1000 - hiun
  
300 - Sangtam
+
2000 - mye-hiun
  
400 - Zhhingtam
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10000 - jzu ( or "seih-hhiun" )
  
500 - Ngungtam
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20000 - myiizu
  
600 - Doongtam
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50000 - ngazu
  
700 - Dingtam
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100000 - sezu
  
800 - Gengtam
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500000 - ngusaahizu
 
+
900 - Ghungtam
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+
1000 - Qentbah
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+
2000 - Myagent
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+
3000 - Sangent
+
 
+
10000 - Juengtampat
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+
20000 - Mashungtampat
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100000 - Gtampangtampat
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1000000 - Chigyampangong
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===Time===
 
===Time===

Revision as of 17:37, 14 October 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
. (Kuzu zangpo tashi deleeg ) (Tashi deleg kuzu zangbo)
How are you? 
 ? (thangbo?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Thang kuzu )
What is your name? 
Khyari min khain? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
Nge Min _____. ( _____ .)
I am from. 
Nga _____ surhau
Nice to meet you. 
. (Sag dalaoggu dhawaya )
Please. 
. (Hidigbog )
Thank you. 
. (Lolo ouskham )
Cheers. 
Se Se.
You're welcome. 
. (Ba kuzu zanggappok )
Yes. 
. (Zaz )
No. 
. (Eya )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. (Kaki semengen)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. (Khaki ssamanga)
I'm sorry. 
. (A ngaleg deh)
Goodbye 
. ( Rizipeng)
Goodbye (informal
. (Repen)
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! (Ahok!)
Look out! 
 ! (Zag boktahn !)
Good morning. 
. (Yeeb)
Good evening. 
. (Yahok)
Good night. 
. (Yimehen)
Good night (to sleep
. (Yemehen)
I don't understand. 
. (Nge deg zudlag habog )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? (Keh kabooukg dalakg toot?)

Problems

Numbers System

( Dzongka+Tibetan )

Numbers

½ - kru

0 - za

1 - jha

2 - mye

3 - saen

4 - zhhin

5 - ngun

6 - doh

7 - diin

8 - geeh

9 - guh

10 - seih

11 - seih-jhai

20 - myasah

22 - myasah-myei

30 - saisah

40 - zhhisah

50 - ngusah

60 - dosah

70 - dinsah

80 - geisah

90 - gusah

100 - tham

200 - myektham

900 - guhktham

1000 - hiun

2000 - mye-hiun

10000 - jzu ( or "seih-hhiun" )

20000 - myiizu

50000 - ngazu

100000 - sezu

500000 - ngusaahizu

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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