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Sherpa phrasebook

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

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. 
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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

0 - sefraymang ( sifir + ? ) / sefrayma

½ - nimtaymang ( ? + ? ) / nimtayma

0 - sefraymang ( sifir + ? ) / sefrayma

1 - ehjing ( yek + chi ) / ehji

2 - dunaing ( du + nyi ) / dunai

3 - sesung ( se + sum ) / sesu

4 - jahrzing ( char + zhi ) / jahrzi

5 - panjinang ( panj + nga ) / panjina

6 - sashdong ( shesh + dru ) / sashdo

7 - hathdueng ( haft + duen ) / hathdue

8 - hemgang ( hesht + gay ) / hemga

9 - nakhong ( noh + gu ) / nakho

10 - dajuttamang ( dah + chu tham ) / dajuttama

11 - uzhdahjujing ( yozde + chu chi ) / uzhdahjuji

12 - dazdahjunying ( dazde + chu nyi ) / dazdahjunyi

20 - bisthnijung ( bist + nyi chu ) / bisthniju

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

30 - sikhinsumjang ( si + sum chu ) / sikhinsumja

40 - jahaalzijung ( chehel + zhi chu ) / jahaalziju

50 - penjaahnajung ( panjah + nga chu ) / penjaahnaju

100 - zathotamang ( sad + tham chu ) / zathotama

200 - duhatnimung ( dusad + ? ) / duhatnimu

500 - penjatnamang ( penjsad + ? ) / penjatnamu

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

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

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

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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