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Common adjectives
alone = chik-po
bad = duk-cha
beautiful (people)
= tse-po (m) / tse-ma (f)
beautiful (thing) = nyin ge-po
big = chen-po
cheap = ke-po
/ kong chun chun
clean = tsang-ma
close, near = thri-la / gyap
cold = trang-mo
delicious = shim-po
different = ka-gak
difficult = kag-po
dirty = tsog-pa
dry = kam-po
easy = le-la-po
empty = tong-pa
expensive = kong chen-po
false = zü-ma
far = ta ring-po
fast = gyok-po
first = tang-po
full = keng-pa
good = yak-po
happy = ki-po
hot = tsa-po
hungry = tro-go to
ill = na
important = ke-chen-po
last = ta-ma / chug-la
long = ring-po
low = ma-po
narrow = tok-po
near = nye-po
new = sar-pa
noisy = ke chen-po
old (thing) = nyim-pa
old (people) = gen-go
open = che / ka-che-ne
other = shen-ta
pleasant = ki-bo
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Colours
colour = tsö-shi
black = nak-po
blue = ngom-po
green= gyang-gu
orange = ma-se / li-uang
red = mar-po
white = ka-po
yellow = se-po
quiet = ka ka-de
rich = chuk-po
right =ma-nor-ua /dhrig-pa
ripe = mim-pa
sacred = ke-chen-po
sad = kyo-po
short = tung tung
similar = chik-pa
small = chun chun
slow = ka-lé / te-po
strong = shuk chen-po
sure = ten-den
sweet = ngar-mo
tall = tho-po
tired = thang che
true = ngu-ne / ngo-ma
ugly = do nyi-bo
wet = löm-pa
wide = sheng-ga chen-po
young = shön shön/shön-pa
/ lo chun chun
. .
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Common verbs
Roots of verbs
arrive =yong
ask = tri / lap
ask a question= ke-cha tri
barter = je
be afraid = je
be born = kyi
be hungry = thro-go-tö
better = yag
be thirsty = ka-kom
boil = khö / chu-tsö
bring = kye
broke = chak
build = so / sö (p)
buy = nyo / nyö (p)
call = ke tang
change = je
change money = ngü sil-ma
choose = dem
circumambulate = ko-ra gyap
climb = za
close = gyap / go gyap
come = yong / lep (p) / sho
cook = ka-la so-ua
count = tsi gyag
drink = tung
do, make = che / sö
drive = mo-ta tang
die = drong / chu / shi
eat = sa/se(p)/she(h)
enter = zuh
fall (thing) = sa
fall (people) = ri
fall ill = na
feel cold= kyag
find = nye
finish = tsar
forget = je
give = te / trö / pül (h)
go= dhro/chin (p)
/ phe(h)
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go down = pap / mah pap
go out = thön
go up = za
grow = kye
hear = ko / tö
help = rog-pa che
hire = yar / la
kiss = ka-kyel
know = she / shing
know (people) = ngo shing
learn= jang
like = ga
listen = nyen
live = te / sön
look = ta
loose = lah
meditate = gom gyap
meet = tuk
move = tang
need = go
obtain = ra
offer = chö / pül(h)
open = go che
paint = tsön-tang / la-dri
pay = ngü te
phone = ka-bar tang
photograph = par gyap
pour = lu
pray = mu-lam ghap
/ ghap su-chi
prostrate = cha-tse
put = sha
rain = char-pa tang
read = log
remember = dren
ride = ta shön
say = lap / sung (h)
see = tong
sell = tsong
send = tang / kur
show = te
sleep = nyi-ku
stay / sit = de / shu (h)
steal = ku
stop = kah
study= lop-jung che
take = len
take (food etc) = she (h)
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talk = she / ke-cha she
teach = lap
think = sem
travel = ta-kor che
understand = ha-ko
wait = gu
walk = kom-ba gyap
wash = tru
work = le-ga che
write = dri
(p) = past
(h) = honorific


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