Useful Phrases

Respected Greetings (use this when meeting new people) – Kuzuzangpo La  (pronounced gu-zu-zang-po-la)

May all good things come to you (use this as a farewell) – Tashi Delek

Thank you – Kardenche La  (pronounced kar-din-che-la)

Monastery – Goempa/Goemba  (pronounced goum-pa)

Temple – Lhakhang  (pronounced la-khang)

Toilet – Chapsa  (pronounced  chup-sa)

Water – Chuu

Local Brew / Whisky – Arra

Beer – Bang Chhang  (pronounced ba-uh-ng ch-uh-ng)

 

Bhutanese boy

 

Yes – Ing (pronounced in-g)

No – Mey (pronounced meh)

Stone Buddhist monument, often containing relics – Chorten

Fort Monastery – Dzong  (pronounced zong)

Mahayana Buddhist priest – Lama