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Learn to Speak Tibetan and Hindi

Learn to Speak Tibetan and Hindi
Item Code: NAN830
Author: Prof. P. N. Sharma
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala
Language: Hindi Text With Tibetan and English Translation
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788186470022
Pages: 200
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 225 gms
About the Book

This book aims to help Hindi and Tibetan speakers acquire conversational proficiency in each other’s language. To this end, the written and phonetic forms of words are provided for both languages. The addition of an English translation provided the opportunity for other to gain access to these languages.

The topics covered in this book are relevant to everyday life, grouped into Lessons containing useful phrases and sentences. There is also an extensive vocabulary of commonly used words at the end of the book. Thus, this practical guide will be of benefit to all readers who wish to learn to speak basic conversational Hindi and Tibetan quickly and easily.


It is now more than three and a half decades since our Tibetan friends arrived in India. Where as a vast majority of Tibetans have picked up a smattering of conversational skills in Hindi, very few Indians can express themselves even in broken Tibetan. It was felt, therefore, that a handy guidebook on everyday topics and oral communication would be a great help to both Hindi-speaking and Tibetan- speaking aspirants wishing to develop conversational skills in day-to-day dialogue without getting embroiled in the intricacies of grammar, etc. My esteemed friend Mr. Gyatsho Tshering, Director of LTWA, liked and approved the idea. The result is the present volume which has been devised, planned and completed with the collaboration of Mr. Lobsang Thonden and Mr. Sangye Naga. The skills of Miss Tenzin Sonam in computer-setting the multiscript manuscript also deserve appreciation.

If this book helps bring about closer interaction between Indians and Tibetans through the medium of conversational efficiency, that alone would be compensation enough for this endeavour.


1 Dedication v
2 Preface xi
3 Publishers Note xi
4 Tibetan and Hindi Lessons with English Translations:  
  Lesson 1 1
  Lesson 2 7
  Lesson 3 11
  Lesson 4 16
  Lesson 5 20
  Lesson 6 24
  Lesson 7 29
  Lesson 8 33
  Lesson 9 37
  Lesson 10 41
  Lesson 11 45
  Lesson 12 49
  Lesson 13 53
  Lesson 14 57
  Lesson 15 61
  Lesson 16 65
  Lesson 17 68
  Lesson 18 71
  Lesson 19 74
  Lesson 20 78
  Lesson 21 82
  Lesson 22 85
  Lesson 23 89
  Lesson 24 92
  Lesson 25 95
  Lesson 26 99
  Lesson 27 103
  Lesson 28 107
  Lesson 29 110
  Lesson 30 113
  Lesson 31 117
  Lesson 32 121
  Lesson 33 124
  Lesson 34 127
  Lesson 35 131
  Lesson 36 135
  Lesson 37 139
  Lesson 38 142
  Lesson 39 146
5 Vocabulary 149


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