Trivia / Unravel Ladakh

In Ladakh, the all-purpose word _____ is used to say "hello" and "good-bye".

  1. Ju-le
  2. Chik-le
  3. Man-le

Ju-le

Ju-le as known by some people is a magical word. It is a multi-purpose word used by the locals when they want to greet someone, or bid them farewell, or thank them. The postfix -le is added to the end of a sentence to show respect.

Here is a phrasebook for Ladakh with the most commonly used words and what the mean:

  • Ha-le : Yes
  • Man-le : No
  • Khamzang ina -le : How are you?
  • Khamzang -le : I am fine
  • Don-le : Please eat
  • Shimpo rak-le : This is delicious
  • Tsapik-le : A little bit
  • Kule-Kule : Slowly, slowly

Here are the first 10 numbers:

  • 1 : chik
  • 2 : nyis
  • 3 : sum
  • 4 : jzhe
  • 5 : nghra
  • 6 : tuk
  • 7 : dun
  • 8 : gyat
  • 9 : gyu
  • 10 : chu

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