Tibet Numbers and Words

Useful Tibetan Numbers and Words for Travel

Here we collected some useful local telephone numbers for emergent cases, weather broadcast, and other useful Tibet numbers, area codes for major cities in Tibet. In the meantime, we listed some useful Tibetan words which will be helpful if travelers could learn few to speak with local tour guides, drivers, shop owners and hotel staff. This will surely brighten someone’s whole day.
 

General Public Numbers:

Police: 110Fire: 119
Ambulance: 120Weather Forecast: 12121
Local Phone Number Inquiry: 114Consumer Complain: 12315

Tibet Hospitals (TAR = Tibet Autonomous Region):

People’s Hospital of TAR: 0891-6332462Lhasa People’s Hospital Emergency Center: 0891-98120

Tibet Transportation:

Gonggar Airport Information Desk: 0891-6216465 or 0891-6182220Bus Station of TAR: 0891-6824469

Tibet Area Codes:

Lhasa: 0891Shigatse (Xigaze): 0892
Lhoka (Shannan): 0893Nyingchi: 0894
Chamdo (Qamdo): 0895Nagqu (Nakchu): 0896
Ngari (Ali): 0897 

Useful Tibetan Words and languages

The Tibetan Language may be hard for you to master in a short time. However, learning some greetings and daily-used Tibetan words can be fun and helpful when shopping in Tibet or meeting emergencies. Take a quick look at the Tibet cultural travel tips.
 

Greetings & Polite Words:

EnglishTibetan
HelloTashi-Deleg (Tashi Delek)
How are you?Keh-Rang Ku-Su De-Bo Yin-Peh
Thank you.Too-Je-Che
You’re welcome.Kay-Nang-Gi-Ma-Ray
I’m sorry.Gong-Dhaa
Good-bye.Kah-Leh-Phe
What’s your name?Ming La Kay-Rey
My name is…Ngah … Yin

Pronouns:

EnglishTibetan
INgah
YouKeh-Rahng
He/SheKhong-Rahng

Directions & Transportation:

EnglishTibetan
LeftYong-Qang
RightYehang-Qang
Go straight aheadKe-Er-Duom
BusMozha
Bus StationMozha-Pazhuo

Places:

EnglishTibetan
HotelZhun-Kangha
BankWha-Khang
HospitalMen-Khang
MonasteryKuong-Bah

Shopping in Tibet:

EnglishTibetan
PriceNi-Kong-Zha
How muchKah-Tsay
ExpensiveKong-Zha-Chang-Po
CheapKong-Zha-Chung-Po
MoneyBei-Xiha
What’s this?Dee Kah-Ray
I will take it.Nhi-Geying
I will leave it.Nhi-Gemei

Time:

EnglishTibetan
DaytimeNi-Ma-Kuang
NightChina-Kuang
YesterdayKeh-Sah
TodayThi-Ring
TomorrowSahng-Gai
MorningShiao-Gao
NoonNing-Guh

Basic Tibetan Language

EnglishTibetan
How do you do? or How are you?Khong Garm Sung
Nice to meet you!Che Rang Gye Wei Garbo Chong!
What’s your name?Rang Min Kha sa?
My name is Tom.Nga Min Tom La.
What is this?Di Kah Zed?
How much is it?Beh sha Kah Dze Ray?
Sorry, I don’t underdand.Gonad, Ha-ko Ma-Song.
I’ll take it.Ne Geh Yin.
ITibetan style food in Lhasa tastes good.Lhasi poe si ha jang shim bo duk
I like eating rice.Nga dre la ga bo yoe
I don’t eat spicy foodNga si ben sa gi min
Have you got sweet tea?Cha ngar mo yoe rey pey
I’d like to pay the bill, please.Tsi jig kyon tang
I like…Nga—–gyur ga bo yoe
What would you like to eat?Khe rang ga rey choe doe duk?
You’re Welcome!Kay-Nang Gi Ma-ray
Thank you!Thu Je Che!
YesRey, Yin or Dhoo.
NoMa-rey, Meyn, Min-dhoo
Goodbye!Kah-leh phe!
SundayNyima
MondayDawa
TuesdayMima
WednesdayLhakpa
ThursdayPhurbu
FridayPasang
SaturdayPemba
Good Luck!Tashi Delek