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Kuke conversation

On this page we offer some basic conversational phrases that are useful when speaking in Kuke and greeting people.

Conversation1

thangmohyang
wellCOPULA 
'Hello / How are you?'

Conversation2

kamzangbo
XX 
'I'm fine.'

Conversation3

kabra-sh
where go-IRR 
'Where are you going?'

Conversation4

lokolayi
year how.many COPULA 
'How old are you?'

Conversation5

ka-zera
where-TOP come 
'Where have you come from?'

Conversation6

natwakana
2SG village where COPULA 
'Where is your village?' (= 'Where are you from?')

Conversation7

ngitwalamranggalama
1PL.EX village land low COPULAsp;
'I'm from the lowlands.'

Conversation8

ngbotmena
1SG Tibet person COPULA 
'I'm Tibetan.'

Conversation9

ngnubimena
1SG Nubri person COPULA 
'I'm a Nubri.'

Conversation10

ngTsum-bana
1SG Tsum-NOMINAL COPULA 
'I'm a Tsum(ba).'

Conversation11

nakongndaya
2SG sit XX XX 
'Stay well.' (= 'Goodbye.')

Conversation12

nyamdura
XX 
'See you later.'

Conversation13

dam səbabra-bakimdi
XX XX 
'Go well.' (= 'Goodbye.')

Swayambhunath stupa, in western Kathmandu.

Swayambunath

Updated:  3 January 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Mark Donohue/ Page Contact:  Mark Donohue