Saturday, October 25, 2008

Episode 02 - Introductions, Food, Numbers, Days

Learn Tibetan in easy steps.

Dorjee: Tashi delek. This is Dorjee. Tshamgma la, Tashi delek.

Phillipa: Tashi delek this is Phillipa. Talk Tibetan number 2 – Introductions, food, numbers and days of the week.

Dorjee: Are you well, Phillipa la?

Khe-rang ku-sug De po Yin Pay, Phillipa la

Phillipa: La yin, Tho che na

Phillipa: How do I say I am happy?

Dorjee: I am happy. Listen and repeat

Nga kyi po Doog

Nga kyi po Doog

Nga kyi po Doog

I would like to introduce my sister to you next week. How do I say. Dorjee, this is Jenny?

Dorjee: Dorjee la thee ngeh pun kya Jenny ray

Dorjee la thee ngeh pun kya Jenny ray

Dorjee la thee ngeh pun kya Jenny ray

Phillipa: How would you say ‘Good to meet you?’

Dorjee: Khe-rang jal pa gah po jung

Khe-rang jal pa gah po jung

Khe-rang jal pa gah po jung

Phillipa: I want to organise a party for our Tibetan class at the end of the course – I’m not sure what day it will be. Can you tell me the days of the week?

Dorjee: Monday za Dawa

Tuesday za Mingmar

Wednesday za Lhakpa

Thursday za Phurbu

Friday za Pasang

Saturday za Penpa

Sunday za Nyima

Phillipa: I think we should have it on Monday night on the last night.

Phillipa : Dorjee, how many students are in our class?
Can you teach me the numbers 1-10?

One chiq
Two nyee
Three soom
Four shi
Five nga
Six druy
Seven dun
Eight geh
Nine goo
Ten chu

Can you say the numbers again?

Phillipa: We need to think about what food we will cook. How do you say food?

Dorjee: Shay lag

Phillipa: What are two Tibetan foods we could serve?

Dorjee Momos and Sham-dre. Momos are liked steamed dumplings and you can put lots of things such as meat and vegetables inside. Sham dre is like a curry.

Dorjee Momos


Phillipa: Sounds delicious

I have to leave now Dorjee and start planning for our party.

Galeshu, Dorjee la

Dorjee: Galepe Phillipa la

Phillipa: Tho che na, Dorjee la

Dorjee: Jeh la Jal yong

Thanks to Jamyang Dorjee (pictured above) for the music.


My2Cents said...

Hi, Unfortunately the downloads for the podcasts don't seem to work. Is there another way to download them?

Peter Marks said...

Sorry about that. I've turned the server they are hosted on back on again. I'll have to move the files somewhere else.

Thanks for letting us know.