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; OPEN  
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; OPEN : Open
; CLOSED
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; CLOSED : Closed
; ENTRANCE
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; ENTRANCE : Entrance
; EXIT  
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; EXIT : Exit
; PUSH  
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; PUSH : Push
; PULL  
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; PULL : Pull
; TOILET
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; TOILET : Toilet
; MEN  
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; MEN : Men
; WOMEN  
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; WOMEN : Women
; FORBIDDEN }}
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; FORBIDDEN : Forbidden}}
  
; Hello.  
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; Hello. :  . ('' '')
; Hello.  
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; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
; How are you?  
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; How are you? :  ? ('' ?'')
; Fine, thank you.  
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; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
; What is your name?
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; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
; My name is ______ .  
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; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
; Nice to meet you.   
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; Nice to meet you. : . ('' '')
; Please.  
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; Please. :  . ('' '')
; Thank you.  
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; Thank you. :  . ('' '')
; You're welcome.  
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; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
; Yes.
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; Yes. :  . ('' '')
; No.  
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; No. :  . ('' '')
; Excuse me.  
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; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
; Excuse me.
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; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
; I'm sorry.  
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; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
; Goodbye  
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; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  
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; Goodbye (''informal'') : . ('' '')
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well].  
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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
; Do you speak English?  
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; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' ?'')
;  Is there someone here who speaks English?  
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;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
; Help!  
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; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
; Look out!  
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; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
; Good morning.  
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; Good morning. :  . ('' '')
; Good evening.  
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; Good evening. :  . ('' '')
; Good night.  
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; Good night. :  . ('' '')
; Good night (''to sleep'')  
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; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
; I don't understand.  
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; I don't understand. :  . ('' '')
; Where is the toilet?
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; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' ?'')
  
 
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Revision as of 15:58, 20 April 2008

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

ཨ 
Like "a" in "alone" (a).
ཷ 
Like "aw" in "paw" (å).
ེ 
Like "e" in "bet" (e).
ི 
Like "i" in "in" (i).
ཱི 
Like "ee" in "seen" (í).
ོ 
Like "o" in "so" (ó).
ྲྀ 
Like "e" in "father" (ö).
ཱུ 
Like "ue" in "glue" (ú).
ུ 
Like "oo" in "soon" (ū).
ུ 
Like "ee" in "seen" but with rounded lips (ü).
ེ 
Like "ay" in "day" (ą).

Consonants

ཀ 
Like "k" in "skill" (k).
ག 
Like "g" in "garden" (g).
ང 
Like "ng" in "sing" (ng).
ཅ 
Like "ch" in "charge" (ç).
ཇ 
Like "j" in "jar" (j).
ཉ 
Like "ny" in "canyon" (ñ).
ཏ 
Like "t" in "stop" (t).
པ 
Like "p" in "spot" (p).
ཙ 
Like "ts" in "weights" (ţ).
ཛ 
Like "ds" in "adds" (ds).
ཟ 
Like "z" in "zoo" (z).
ཞ 
Like "s" in "treasure" (ž).
ར 
A throaty "r", not rolled (r).
ས 
Like "s" in "suck" (s).
ཤ 
Like "sh" in "shut" (š).

Common diphthongs

ཁ 
Like "k" in "kill" (kh).
ཆ 
Like "ch h" in "punch hard" (çh).
ཐ 
Like "t" in "time" (th).
ཕ 
Like "p" in "pit" (ph).
ཚ 
Like "ts h" in "fights hard" (ţh).

Phrase list

Basics

Common signs

OPEN 
Open
CLOSED 
Closed
ENTRANCE 
Entrance
EXIT 
Exit
PUSH 
Push
PULL 
Pull
TOILET 
Toilet
MEN 
Men
WOMEN 
Women
FORBIDDEN 
Forbidden


Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
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

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