Say It in Tibetan (Conversations in Colloquial Tibetan)

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Item Code: IHL616
Author: Norbu Chophel
Publisher: Paljor House
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 8186230017
Pages: 130
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.0 inch X 4.8 inch
Weight 120 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
Fair trade
Fair trade
23 years in business
23 years in business
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries

Book Description

Note from the Publisher

This is the 17th edition of Say it in Tibetan, by Norbu Chophel. It gives us great pleasure in bringing out this latest edition. The book has been well received by the students of Tibetan as well as English Language as an ideal guide and reference.

The book was first published in 1989, mainly to fulfill the need of foreign tourist wanting to pick up some Tibetan conversational knowledge. But today it has become a best selling guide on the subject. The book is not only used by foreigners to study English but also by Tibetans to study English. Many students have benefited from the book.

To master the pronunciation effectively, we have audio cassette tape of the book too. Please note that some lessons toward the end of the book are not in the cassette. This is done only to maintain the standard time length of audio cassettes. We sincerely believe that the book will go a long way in promoting better and constructive communication between Tibetan people and our foreign friends.


With the opening of Tibet to tourism, tourists have felt an urgent need to learn the Tibetan language and there was a frantic search for books catering to this need but, unfortunately, there were no books dealing exclusively with conversations and hence this book was written to fill the gap.

The conversations have been grouped according to different situations, so that the user can refer to them easily depending on his need. I hope this particular arrangement will make the book much more useful.

Mr. Losang Tenzin Rikha has contributed much to the writing of this book, and indeed initiated the whole idea in the first place. I am very grateful to him, for without his help, initiative and useful suggestions, I would not have been able to complete the book.

Readers are advised to read the PRONUNCIATION GUIDE carefully before proceeding to the conversations.




1 Introduction x
2 Pronunciation Guide xi
3 Introductory Phrases 1
4 Social Phrases 3
5 Basic Questions and Answers 6
6 Talking About Yourself 11
7 Making Yourself Understood 16
8 Making Yourself Familiar with the Place 18
9 Customs Office 21
10 Baggage 23
11 Travel Directions 25
12 Bus and Taxi 30
13 Postoffice 33
14 Telephone 35
15 Hotel 39
16 Bar 46
17 Visiting a Restaurant 49
18 Sightseeing 55
19 Visiting a Monastery 60
20 Hiking and Camping 64
21 Shopping 68
22 Books and Stationery Shop 75
23 Health 77
24 Pharmacy and Drugstore 84
25 Visiting a Dentist 85
26 Parts of the Body 88
27 Stores and Services 92
28 Domestic Items 94
29 Clothing and Accessories 96
30 Colours 98
31 Materials 100
32 Meat 102
33 Vegetables 103
34 Grains and Cereals 104
35 Fruits 105
36 Camera and Photography 106
37 Laundary and Drycleaning 108
38 Accident 111
39 Weather 113
40 Time 116
41 Days of the Week 120
42 Months and Seasons 122
43 Family Members and Relatives 125
44 Counting 127

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