Top Ten useful Tibetan Phrases


Tibetan is one of the richest languages in the world. The origins of the Tibetan language can be traced back to Sanskrit in India during the 7th century.

The Tibetan alphabet is composed by the minister Thonmi Sambota during the 33rd King Srongtsen Gampo's time.

Even the deep teachings of Buddha are translated very well in Tibetan so that shows the profoundness of the Tibetan language. The language places the biggest role so preserving the Tibetan language is very important. 

After meeting many beautiful Travelers around the world in Tibet, one thing we have found important is many Travelers are asking us about how to say this in Tibetan and how to say that in Tibetan, we would like to Thank those Travelers for your love for Tibet.

Today's article Tibet Travelers would like to share the Top Ten Useful Tibetan Phrases.

One of the most important and useful phrases in every language is Greetings.

1. Hello and also Greetings

 Tashi Delek 

2. How are you? 

Dey Po Yin Pay?

3. Good-Bye ( There is 2 way to say this in Tibetan ) 

One is when you are going and another person is staying.

Ga Lay Shu 

Another is when someone is going and you are staying.

Ga Lay Pay

4. What is your name?

Rang Kyi Ming La Ka Ray Serkyi Yo?

5. Where is the Bathroom?

Sang Choe Ka Par Yo Rey?

6. I Love Tibet

Nga Bod La Gyapo Yo

7. You are Beautiful 

Kye Rang Zepo Duk 

8. Hot Water, Cold Water 

Chu Tsapo, Chu Drangmo 

9. This is Very Good

De Yak Po Duk 

10. How much does it cost?

Ka Tso Rey?

Above Pronunciation is based on Tibet Travelers' way of expressing Tibetan in English.

We hope the above Top Ten Tibetan Phrases will make communication easier for Travelers while traveling in Tibet.

Local Tibetans would love to hear a few Tibetan Phrases from Travelers as a sign of love for Tibet.

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Written By :Tenzin

Jul 01, 2023


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