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 –  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

About Lovelly

I'm a true traveller. Even when I'm home, I'm travelling at heart. I'm constantly looking at blog sites on travel and checking out the travel deals and you can be assured that I've got the travel and lifestyle channel on in the background. I'm fun, friendly and adventurous. I'm extremely passionate and driven and once I decide I'm doing something, there is no stopping me! I want to incorporate my passion for travel, exploring and excitement into my everyday life. So blogging it is! View all posts by Lovelly

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