A collection of useful phrases in Dzongkha (རྫོང་ཁ), a South Tibetic language spoken in Bhutan.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).
|Hello (General greeting)||སྐུ་གཟུགས་བཟང་པོ་ལགས།
(Kuzu zangpo la) - frm
(Kuzu zangpo) - inf
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||ཁྱོད་ག་དེ་སྦེ་ཡོད།
(Gaday bay zhui?)
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Legshom
Legshom bay rang yoey
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||ཁྱོད་ཀྱི་མིང་ག་ཅི་སྨོ།
(Choe gi ming ga chi mo?)
|My name is ...||ངེད་ཀྱི་མིང་...ཨིན།
(Nge gi ming ... in)
|Where are you from?||ཁྱོད་ག་ཏེ་སླི་སྨོ་།
(Choe gatey ley mo?)
|I'm from ...||ང་ ... སླི་ཨིན།
(Nga ... ley in)
|Pleased to meet you||ང་ཁྱོད་དང་མཇལ་དེ་སེམས་དགའ་ཨི་།
(Nga choe da je di sem ga yi)
|Good night||Simcha dele|
|Log jay gay (We'll meet again)
Shu lay log jay gae (See you later)
Tama che gae (See you later)
Naba che gae (See you tomorrow)
|Good luck!||Tashi delek!|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I don't understand|
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Dzongkha?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Speak to me in Dzongkha|
|How do you say ... in Dzongkha?|
|Excuse me||Atsi zur nang|
|How much is this?||Gadem chi mo?
Ga day chi mo?
Teru ga they chi mo?
|Thank you||Kadrin chhe la
Namey samey kadrin chhe la
|Reply to thank you||Jembalaekso|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Chhabsa gathey mo?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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