Learn Dzongkha and unlock the wonders of the Kingdom in the clouds. The national language of Bhutan, Dzongkha literally means “the language of the fortresses.” Steeped in Buddhist tradition, towering monasteries dot Bhutan’s landscape in this remote corner of the Himalaya. Trek to the sacred Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang) monastery or wind down with a hot stone bath overlooking the snowcapped peaks and sweeping forests so highly revered by the Ngalop people. In Thimphu, shop at the city’s weekend market or catch an archery match with the locals. In a land where Gross National Happiness takes precedence, there’s so much to love about Bhutan.

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Learn Through Conversations


Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Greetings, Gratitude, Goodbyes


    Greetings, Gratitude, Goodbyes

    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk
    • Say Goodbye
    • Form Questions
    • Learn First- and Second-Person Pronouns
    • Learn the Basic Sentence Structure
    • Negate Sentences
  • Names and Introductions


    Names and Introductions

    • Ask and Tell Where Someone Is From
    • Express Gratitude and Admiration
    • Introduce Yourself and Respond to Introductions
    • Recognize Bhutanese Names
    • Talk About National Costumes
    • Form Possessive Adjectives, Pronouns, and Nouns
    • Form Yes or No Questions
    • Learn the Demonstrative Pronouns
    • Practice Negation
    • Use the Past Tense marker ཡི་