Sunday, September 27, 2009

Episode 16 - Dadron begins her Tibetan language class

Tashi delek, this is Phillipa. Talk Tibetan Podcast 16. Today we’ll put together some of the vocabulary we have learnt so far. Dorjee will be greeting the Tibetan language teacher Dadron. Dorjee and Dadron will have a short conversation first with the English phrase and then the phrase spoken in Tibetan.

After this they will repeat the conversation only in Tibetan.

Dorjee: Good evening, (teacher) Dadron:
Gen Dadron:-la, gongtoe delek

Dadron: Good evening Dorjee:.
Gongtoe delek Dorjee:-la.

Dorjee: How are you?
De po yin pay

Dadron: I’ll well thank you
La yin, tho che na

Dorjee: Sit down
Mar shug
Dadron: Thank you
Tho che na
Dorjee: Would you like tea
So cha choe ki yin pay

Dorjee: We have 8 students who want to learn Tibetan language.
Gen-la, ngatso Bho-kay jangdhoe yo pay lobtruk gey yo.

Dadron: Oh! very good, could you kindly introduce me to them?
Ah lay, yakpo shaydak ray, khey ki nga la khongnam ngotro nang rok nang gay?

Dorjee: Of course, could I give you their name list later?
La, yin-da-yin, ngey khongtsoy mingtho jela phulna dik ki ray pay?

Dadron: That’s fine.
Dik ki ray.
Dorjee: What time is it?
Chotsoe gatse ray
Dadron: It’s 7pm
Chotsoe dunpa ray
Dorjee: I must go. See you later Dadron:
Dha dro ren song Jeh la Jal yong Dadron: la


Phillipa - Now Dorjee: and Dadron: will have the conversation in Tibetan

Dorjee: Gen Dadron:-la, gongtoe delek

Dadron: Gongtoe delek Dorjee:-la.

Dorjee: De po yin pay

Dadron: La yin, tho che na

Dorjee: Mar shug

Dadron: Tho che na

Dorjee: So cha choe ki yin pay

Dadron: Tho che na

Dorjee: Gen-la, ngatso Bho-kay jangdhoe yo pay lobtruk gey yo.

Dadron: Ah lay, yakpo shaydak ray, khey ki nga la khongnam ngotro nang rok nang gay?

Dorjee: La, yin-da-yin, ngey khongtsoy mingtho jela phulna dik ki ray pay?

Dadron: Dik ki ray.

Dorjee: That’s all for now. Tune in for further sessions on Talktibetan dot blogspot dot com

11 comments:

Dan said...

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Tibetan Mentoring said...

Glad you are finding the site useful Dan.
Hopefully we'll be adding another post soon.
cheers
Phillipa, Peter and Dorjee

Carmen said...

Many thanks for your course! I am learning classical Tibetan and try modern Tibetan, but have no practice. So I#m very glad to have found your podcast! Please go on! Thank you!

Renee said...

Thanks so much for the podcasts- I'm planning to visit Tibet in Sept., and your podcast has been so helpful in learning how to speak Tibetan phrases. When will you be posting new podcasts and would you recommend any sites for learning how to write/read Tibetan?

Anonymous said...

Please continue these blogs and podcasts! I find them so useful- it's really difficult to find a speaking Tibetan program that has written phonetic pronunciation guides. This is wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

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Greg Sharkey, SJ said...

Peter, Thanks for this great service. Are there plans to add more lessons / podcasts?

Peter B Marks said...

Thanks Greg.

We feel there's enough for a basic course to learn Tibetan, we've just published a second episode of a course designed for Tibetans to learn some english over at tibetanstalkenglish.blogspot.com

Kind regards,

Peter

Tsering said...

Glad to see that...there is Tibetan language center.Good to know that....
Cheers
Wangchuk

Leon said...

Thanks for this series. I am practicing Tibetan Buddhism and want to understand the prayers better.

Anonymous said...

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