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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
. (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 boyoko)
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

1/4 - Tkha zhhingnih

1/2 - Tkha myanih

0 - Zegtaam

1 - Chi

2 - Mya

3 - Sang

4 - Zhhing

5 - Ngo

6 - Dooh

7 - Din

8 - Gey

9 - Ghu

10 - Jueh

11 - Jueh chinih

12 - Jueh myanih

13 - Jueh sangnih

20 - Mashu

30 - Sanjueh

40 - Zhhingjuehu

50 - Ngojueh

60 - Doohjuheh

70 - Dinjhueh

80 - Geyjeuh

90 - Ghujaah

100 - Gtampa

200 - Myagtam

300 - Sangtam

400 - Zhhingtam

500 - Ngungtam

600 - Doongtam

700 - Dingtam

800 - Gengtam

900 - Ghungtam

1000 - Qentbah

2000 - Myagent

3000 - Sangent

10000 - Juengtampat

20000 - Mashungtampat

100000 - Gtampangtampat

1000000 - Chigyampangong

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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