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; Hello. :  hara chha?.
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; Hello. :  Hara chha?.
 
; Hello. (''formal'') :  Namaste.  
 
; Hello. (''formal'') :  Namaste.  
; How are you? :  nangkai hara(kuni) chha?  
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; How are you? :  Nangkai hara(kuni) chha?  
 
; What is your name? :  Nangko name hara ho?  
 
; What is your name? :  Nangko name hara ho?  
 
; My name is ______ . :  Gaiko name __________ ho.  
 
; My name is ______ . :  Gaiko name __________ ho.  
; Yes. :  ho, hodu.  
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; Yes. :  Ho, hodu.  
; No. :  matha.  
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; No. :  Matha.  
; I can't speak ''name of language''. : gai uchhincha mattai nepali chijyangdu.
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; I can't speak ''name of language''. : Gai uchhincha mattai nepali chijyangdu.
; Do you speak English? :  nang-e Angreji chijyangdu?  
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; Do you speak English? :  Nang-e Angreji chijyangdu?  
; I am from _________ . : gai _________ ngi(ni) ho.
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; I am from _________ . : Gai _________ ngi(ni) ho.
 
; I would like _________.: Gai ______________ chyangadu
 
; I would like _________.: Gai ______________ chyangadu
 
; Where is the toilet? :  Paikhana(toilet) kuta hodu?
 
; Where is the toilet? :  Paikhana(toilet) kuta hodu?

Revision as of 05:37, 26 January 2009

Thami is a language of Nepal.

Thangmi, known in Nepali as Thami, is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by around 30,000 people in eastern Nepal. Unfortunately, much of this local knowledge is falling into disuse as fluency in Nepali increases.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Hara chha?.
Hello. (formal
Namaste.
How are you? 
Nangkai hara(kuni) chha?
What is your name? 
Nangko name hara ho?
My name is ______ . 
Gaiko name __________ ho.
Yes. 
Ho, hodu.
No. 
Matha.
I can't speak name of language
Gai uchhincha mattai nepali chijyangdu.
Do you speak English? 
Nang-e Angreji chijyangdu?
I am from _________ . 
Gai _________ ngi(ni) ho.
I would like _________.
Gai ______________ chyangadu
Where is the toilet? 
Paikhana(toilet) kuta hodu?

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

How much is this? 
Ka hani ho?

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

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