Dzongkha phrasebook

Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan.

Phrase list

Basics

Hello (formal) 
Kuzu zanpo la
Hello (informal) 
Kuzu zangpo
How are you? 
Gadaybay Zhu Ga?
I'm fine 
Legshom (Layshom) or Legshom bey rang ye (full)
What is your name? 
Chhoe gi ming ga chi mo?
My name is _____
Nge gi ming _____ in
I am from ____ 
Nga ____ lay in
Thank you 
Kadrin chhe
See you later (informal) 
Shoo lay log jay ge
See you later (alternate) 
Tama chi ge
See you tomorrow 
Naba chi ge
Where 
Gathey
How much 
Gademchi

Problems

What is the Problem? 
Choe gi Ka Ngyel ga chi mo?
Where is the Bank? 
Ngyul Khang Ga teey mo?

Numbers

0 
legkor
1 
chi
2 
nyi
3 
sum
4 
zhi
5 
nga
6 
dru
7 
duen
8 
gay
9 
gu
10 
chu tham
11 
chu chi
12 
chu nyi

Time

Clock time

time 
(...)
o'clock 
bazaar
8 o'clock 
bazaar gyed

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
karma
_____ hour(s) 
Ganta
_____ day(s) 
Zha
_____ week(s) 
Hapta
_____ month(s) 
Daw
_____ year(s) 
Lho

Days

Monday 
Migmar
Tuesday 
Lhagpa
Wednesday 
Phurbu
Thursday 
Pasang
Friday 
Pemba
Saturday 
Nima
Sunday 
Dawa

Months

January 
indha dangpa
February 
indha nyipa
March 
indha sumpa, indha zhipa, indha ngapa, indha drukpa, indha duenpa, indha gyepa, indha gupa and indha chunyepa for December
Note 
For the months of lunar claender the prefix is rangda, indha is used for the months of the international calendar.

Colors

Green 
Changkha
Red 
Marp
White 
Karp
Blue 
Hoem
Black 
Naap
Yellow 
Serp
Orange 
Leewang

Transportation

Taxi

Identified by the yellow top(hood) and BT registration affixed before the number.

Taxi 
la khor
Fare 
la
how much 
ga day chi mo

Money

How much is this/it ? Ngultrum ga they chi mo

Eating

Meal : Toh /zhay go

eating : shay go za ni

delicious : zhim bay

bitter ; khag ta

sweet  : ngam

sour ; chup

Water ; chu

Tea  : ja

Curry  : tsoem

Soup  :thup

Chilly  : ema

Cheese  :datsi

cook  : toh bey ni

eat  : zhey

Dry Chilli : ema kam

Bars

_____ Gey bay may 
May I please have _____
Alcoholic Beverage
Changg
Bar  
Changkhang
Tip  
soera
Whats the bill  
Ga de chi mo
I am drunk  
changg dang so ye
Water  
chu
Local Drink  
Ara
It is strong(spirit) 
ah ni gag tra du
It is mild  
lha si si du

Shopping

shop : tsongkhang

how much : ga de chi mo?

discount please : gong phab nang

Driving

Car : Numkhor

Drive : Numkhor tang ni

Licence : Lak Kher

Police  : thrim sung

Road  : Lam

High speed : joba joba shuk bay tang

Low speed  : drogay bay tang

please take caution(driving) : reb drim di tang

Lets go  : jogay

stop ; numkor kag nang

Risky  : ngyen khag

Love

I love you: nga gi che lu ga

I can't stay without you: nga che me pa me cha bay

I will make you a phone call: nga gi che lu juthen tang gay

Do you remember me: che nga dem mey ga

You're so beautiful: che namay samay jarim dhu

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