Difference between revisions of "Tibetan phrasebook"
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Tibetan is the main language of Tibet, and its accompanying regions and among overseas Tibetan communities around the world. Tibetan is spoken by several million people in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of the Chinese People’s Republic, the Chinese provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, as well as the neighboring countries Bhutan (around 4,000 speakers), India (over 124,000 speakers), and Nepal (around 60,000 speakers). Written Tibetan is used as the religious language in the countries where Tibetan Lamaistic Buddhism is practiced (e.g. in Mongolia and parts of China proper). Tibetan communities also exist in Taiwan, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America.
 Pronunciation guide
Tibetan spelling and pronunciation diverged around the 11th century, and there is no widely agreed standard on how to spell phonetic Tibetan with the Latin alphabet.
 Common diphthongs
 Phrase list
gong-pa-ma-tsom / gong-ta
Shug dan ja (when other person is staying): kha-lay-pheb (when other person is going)
nga pö-kay yak-po kyab gi mey
khye-rang yin-ji-kay rgyab thub gi yin pe?
ha kho gi mey
Sang chod gawa yod red.
====Clock time====chutsod duetsod
 Writing time and date
yige dipai due dang tse
tseun dok ཚོན་མདོག
 Bus and train
Bon appetit! ཞལ་ལག་མཉེས་པོ་ནང་གོ
shelak nye po nang ko
delicious ཞིམ་པོ་ སྤྼོ་པོ་(H)
shimpo t(r)opo (H)
meal, food ཁ་ལག ཞལ་ལག
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