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Revision as of 18:12, 21 December 2007

The Om mani padme hum mantra in Tibetan

Tibetan is the main language of Tibet and among Tibetan communities around the world.

Contents

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.

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
ta-shi de-lek
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
kay-râng-gi tsen-lâ kâ-ray-ray?
My name is ______ . 
ngay-ming-la ______ ray.
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
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Thank you. 
tu-jay-chay
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
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No. 
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Excuse me. (getting attention
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Excuse me. (begging pardon
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I'm sorry. 
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Goodbye 
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Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak Tibetian [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
nga-to de-lek
Good evening. 
gong-to de-lek
Good night. 
sim-ja nâng-go
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

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

Destination Docents

In other languages