The name 'Dzongkha' means the language of the fortresses, the famous national structures of Bhutan. It is distantly related to Tibetan and uses a form of the Tibetan script. uTalk will help you start speaking this ancient language.§Learn Dzongkha with uTalk
Dzongkha is a language with two tones. Be careful to distinguish them. For example, 'pa' could mean either 'piece of meat' or 'photograph'. And 'se' could mean either 'kill' or 'gold'!
Dzongkha, like many Asian languages, has specific vocabulary to show respect. Words are replaced with their polite equivalents when speaking with and about someone respected. 'I don’t want' for example, is replaced with 'I humbly refuse'.
The name 'Dzongkha' literally translates as 'language of the fortresses'.
Bhutan measures Gross National Happiness and in 2015 it found that 91.2% of the population would describe themselves as happy.
There are fewer than 200,000 native speakers of Dzongkha.
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