Useful Words and Phrases

Hello (formal)
Kuzu zangpo la

Hello (informal)
Kuzu zangpo

Nice to meet you
Nga choe da chebay sem ga yi

How are you?
Gaday bay Zhui?

I’m fine.
Legshom (Layshom) or Legshom bay rang yoey

What is your name?
Chhoe gi ming ga chi mo?

My name is _____
Nga gi ming _____ in

I am from _____
Nga _____ lay in

I
Nga

My
Nga gi

I am from Spain
Nga Spain ley ein

You
Chhoe

Where are you from?
Chhoe gatey lay mo?

Thank you
Kadrin chhe la

You are welcome
Jembalaekso

Good luck or best wishes
Tashi delek

See you later! (informal)
Shu lay log jay gae! Or Tama che gae

See you tomorrow
Naba che gae

Where?
Gatey? (Chhoe gatey mo? – Where are you?)

How much?
Gadem chi mo?

Tourist or guest
Chillip

Cool!
Leg shom du

I like Bhutan
Nga Druk gai

yes
inn

no
men

What is the Problem?
Chhoe gi Ka Ngyel ga chi mo?

Where is the Bank?
Ngyul Khang Gathey mo?

No problem
Khe mi

Sorry
Tsip maza/ Gom mathrae

Excuse me
Atsi zur nang

o’clock
baza

8 o’clock
baza gyed

minute(s)
karma

hour(s)
chu tshoe

day(s)
zha

week(s)
duenthra

month(s)
dhaw

year(s)
lo

Monday
Migmar

Tuesday
Lhakpa

Wednesday
Phurbu

Thursday
Pasang

Friday
Pemba

Saturday
Nima

Sunday
Dawa

January
indha dangpa

February
indha nyipa

March
indha sumpa

April
indha zhipa

May
indha ngapa

June
indha drupa

July
indha duenpa

August
indha gaypa

September
indha gupa

October
indha chupa

November
indha chuchipa

December
indha chunyipa

Today
Dhari

Yesterday
Khatsa

Tomorrow
Naba

Now
Dhato (Maza dhato – not now)

Green
Changkha

Red
Marp

White
Karp

Blue
Hoem

Black
Naap

Yellow
Serp

Orange
Leewang

bird
Ji chu

cat
Ji ley

chicken
Jum

cow
No

dog
Ro che

fish
Nya

frog
Baep

horse
Taa

pig
Phap

turtle
Ru bel

Where is the toilet?
Chhabsa gathey mo?

Taxi
La khor

Fare
La

How much?
Ga day chi mo?

Lodging
Goen Chim

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

Me ju (mizu)
No, thank you

Meal
Toh /zhay go

Eating
shay go za ni

Already eat?
Toh zhey ga la?

Delicious
zhim bay

Bitter
khag tae

Sweet
ngam

Sour
chup

Water
chu

Tea
ja

Butter tea
su ja

Curry
tsoem

Soup
thup

Chilly
ema

Cheese
datsi

Cook
toh bey ni

Eat
zhey

Dry Chilli
ema kam

Potato
kewa

Maize
gayza

Alcoholic Beverage
Changg