Chinese Language

Chinese Characters/ Chinese Grammar/Pinyin Despite initial impressions, there is nothing particularly difficult about learning words and expressions with fixed tones, and there is no reason at all why visiting foreign tourists should not make some effort to learn at least the basics. The difference between being able to pronounce correctly a few words of Chinese and […]

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Singapore Language

Language in Singapore The four official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups. Children are taught in English at school but also learn their mother tongue to make sure they don’t lose contact with their traditions. Expatriates and foreigners […]

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Tibetan Language

Happy Tibetan New Year The Year 2131 – Year of the Wood-Monkey February 21, 2004 So you want to learn Tibetan… Let’s start with the alphabet. If you would just like a translation, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page. The Alphabet Consonants The Tibetan alphabet is derived from the ancient Brahmi […]

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Nepalese Language

NepalBhasa- The Newar Language The Newars have their own language Nepalbhasa. It is a Sino-Tibetan language. It is believed that there are about five hundred Sino-Tibetan Languages in the world. Among them Nepalbhasa is the oldest of this language group in South Asia. Also it is forth in Sino-Tibetan languages which have old literature extant. […]

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Bhutan Language

There are two main languages in Bhutan. Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan spoken in most parts of Bhutan and Nepali is spoken by the people of southern Bhutan who are of Nepalese origin. Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, has been derived from the Tibetan language. It has some similarity to Tibetan in […]

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