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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 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

1/2 - yir

0 - tak

1 - cna

2 - gyet

3 - sal

4 - zhah

5 - ngehi

6 - duzhi

7 - zeg

8 - geta

9 - kul

10 - sekah

11 - cnakkehu

12 - gyekkehu

13 - salekkehu

20 - gyezeh

21 - gyezhecna

30 - salzeh

40 - zhayzekkah

50 - nezhekah

60 - duzzekkah

70 - zegzakah

80 - getzekkah

90 - kulzekkah

100 - yakt

200 - gyetyakt

300 - salyakt

1000 - hezir

2000 - gyethezir

3000 - salhezir

10000 - sekahhezir

20000 - gyezehhezir

100000 - yakthezir

1 million - cna miliong

1 milliard - cna biliong

1 trillion - cna triliong

1 quadrillion - cna khahtriliong

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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Variants

Actions

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