Basic Bhutanese Phrases

Dzongkha is Bhutan's national language and happens to be the official mode of communication. However English is widely spoken throughout Bhutan, hence you will not encounter problems arising out of a language barrier.

English
Dzongkha
Hello
Ku zu zang pola     
Welcome
Jen pa leg so
Thank you
Ka din chey(la)
Excuse me
Gom ma tre(la)
What is your name?
Chey gi min ga chi mo?
My name is Steven            
Nga gi min Steven yin(la)
Sorry
Kuchey
Where are you from?
Chee ga tay le mo
I am from London
Nga London le yin
Do you like Bhutan?  
Chey druk yul lug a ye ga?
How are you?
Cheu ga de be yoe?
I’m fine
Nga leshembe yoe.
Let’s be friends

Nga da choe charo bay gay

What is the time?
Chu tsay ga tey chi ya si ga?  
Do you serve green salad?  
Sha meap gren salad yoe ga?
Very Delicious
Name Same Shimbe
Where is the hospital?  
Men khang ga te yoe – 
Have you eaten?

Cheu dto zaigah

I’m hungry
Nga dto khe chi
Where is the toilet?
Chopsa gateh mo
Tomorrow I’m going to…
Naba …. Jo ni.
How old are you?
Cheu gi loh gam chi mo
I like Bhutan
Nga Druk lu gai.
See you again
Log jay gay
Good Bye
Le Shim Bay Jo eh
Good luck
Tashi Delek
You
Cheu
meal
Dto
Water
Chu
Sugar
Goram
Milk
Ohm
Butter
Ma
Meat
Sha
Dog
Rochi