Monthly Archives: November 2015

I’m turning Bhutanese, I really think so – BHUTAN WORDS

I’ve just recently got back from the incredible Kingdom of Bhutan!! Special, unique and extroadinary are just some of the words I can use to describe it.

Here are some words I picked up over there. I spent time with my beautiful guides and our camp staff learning words. Turns out my name Emma means CHILLI in Bhutanese. They all remembered my name easily and I heard my name being shouted out over the camp. It was such a joy.

Bhutan words

Hello – kuzu zang Po (la)
Thank you – kaa din che la
Please – Kuchi
What is your name? Chu gi Ming gachi mo
My name is Emma – ni gi Ming Emma
Where are you from – chur Ka Lae mo

With one of the lovely Chefs who would teach me new words everytime I saw him and speak at me until I understood

With one of the lovely Chefs who would teach me new words everytime I saw him and speak at me until I understood

Lucky – sonam
Happy – gah dokto
Chilli – Emma
Slowly – djugi bae
You go slowly – djugi Bae jo
Fast – jo bah
You go fast – Chu jo bah jo
Come slow – djugi beh Sho
Come fast – jo bah Sho
Go – jo
Come – Sho

CAMP in the himalayas

CAMP in the himalayas

How are you? Le jum bae yiew ga
I am good – Le jum bae yiew
How much? Ga dim chi mo
Expensive – gor Baum
Cheap –Β  ke dokto
Funny – gyeto sisi
Good / beautiful – Le jum do
Bad – da Ji men do
Strong man – nyagu

Cleaning my teeth in the Bhutanese Himalayas

Cleaning my teeth in the Bhutanese Himalayas

Dragon – druk
Horse – ta
Dog – Kuchu
Cat – chillie
Bird – Cha
Takin – drong kimsi
Deer – ??
Elephant – Lang moche

Sky – nam
Good sky – Baka du

Working as a team with our staff at Camp - clearing the snow melted water from the cooking tent

Working as a team with our staff at Camp – clearing the snow melted water from the cooking tent

Sit – dieu
Stand –
Play –
Run
Walk
Stop
Cold – cha Mae
Hot – tsao mae
I am got – Nga tsao Mae

HIMALAYAS of Bhutan

HIMALAYAS of Bhutan

Tea – Cha
Water – Chu
Do you want tea
Yes, i want it – ii, gu ni
Yes – ii

Black dog – rochi nup

I hope you can make sense of my nonsensical notes!!

Enjoy speaking Bhutanese


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