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The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, which is widely spoken in western region. The eastern region of the country speak Sharchop, where as the people in the south speak Nepali.
English has been used as the medium of instructions in schools and institutes. You will get by comfortably if you speak English, as the language is taught in schools in Bhutan. Many children in Bhutan tend to walk up to visitors, wave and say hi or hello. The Bhutanese are always thrilled when they meet visitors who try to speak their language. Here are some useful phrases.

 

SIMPLE TERMS     ABLATIVES  
ENGLISH DZONGKHA           ENGLISH DZONGKHA
You Choe   From Me Ngaa-Lay
I/ Me  Ngaa   From You Choe-Lay
Hi/Hello Ku-zu-zangpo-la   From Her Moo-Lay
How are you? Ga-Dhey Bay Yoe?   From Him Kho-Ley
I am fine Ngaa Leg-Shom bay rang yoe   From Us Ngaa-Chey Lay
Welcome Joenpa-Lekso      
Thank you Kaadrin-Chey La    GENITIVE  
 What is your name? Choe Gi Ming-Gachi-Mo?    ENGLISH DZONGKHA
What is your name? (respect to elders) Na-gi tshen Gachi mo la?   Mine Ngei-gi
My name is ............................ Nge Gii ming .....(your name)...... Ein   Your Choe-Gi
Where do you live? Choe ga-tey dhoeb mo?   His/Her  Kho-Gi/ Mo-Gi
Where are you from? Choe ga tey lay mo?   Our Ngaa-chey Gi
Where are you going? Choe ga-tey jo-nee mo?   Yours (pl) Choe-tshu-Gi
Where can I find toilet? Chab-sang ga tey yoega mo?   Their Khong-Gi
What is the name of this place? Sa-Ney dhe gi ming gachimo?      
Is it far away? Tha-Ring-sa inna?    AFFIRMATIVE AND NEGATIVE  
What is this? Aa ni gachi mo?    ENGLISH DZONGKHA
How much is it? Dhi-lu gadhem chi mo?    Yes, To be Inn
How can I help you? Choe-Lu charo ga-dhey-bay gop mo?    No, not be Men
Help me Charo bay- nang    To be in a place Dhu
Friend Charo    Not be in a place Min-Dhu
Girlfriend Aa-Ro-Ga-Ro    To exist, Have Yoe
I am sick Nga naaw may    Want Go
I cannot go Nga Jo-me-tshu-bay    Does not want Mong-go/ Ming-go
Where? Ga-tey      
When? Naam      
Why? Ga-chi-bay      
Which? Ga-dhi      
Water Chuu      


Religion.
The seventy percent of the population follow the Buddhist faith while balance follows Hindu beliefs. Besides offering spectacular natural beauty and a pristine environments, Bhutan’s landscape is studded with a profusion of majestic dzongs, beautiful gompas (monasteries) and chortens (stupas) that are evidence of living spiritual culture.
The kingdom of Bhutan’s official religion is Drukpa Kagyu,a school of Mahayana Buddhism .Bhutan came under the Buddhist influence via Tibet. Apparently this was foretold by the chief protagonist of the vajrayana teaching of Buddhism-Guru Rinpoche, the precious teacher.

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