English - Tibetan

(written) accord/agreement gros mthun/mthun gros

aid/relief  rogs ram

amendment  bsgyur bcos

ambassador  sku tshab don gcod

announcement  gsal bsgrags

announcment/advertisement  khyab bsgrags

article  rtsom yig

cabinet (of government in exile)  bka? shag  

citizen  mi ser

congress  lhan tshogs

court (of law)  khrims khang

currency (of a nation)  lor

economy/economic  dpal ?byor

editor   rtsom sgrig pa

to elect  ?os bsdu byed

election  ?os bsdu

environment  'khor yug                    

ex-, former  zur pa

General Assembly (of U.N.)  rgyal tshogs tshogs chen

general election   rgyal yongs ?os ?dems

government   (srid) gzhung

home department   nang srid

human rights  mi?i thob thang

to imprison  btson la bcug

independence rang dbang

international  rgyal spyi/rgyal yongs

interview (hon.)  bcar ?dri

journal  dus deb

law  khrims

monthly  zla re

nuclear weapons  rdul phran mtshon cha

opposition, protest  ngo rgol              

parliament  gros tshogs

President  srid ?dzin

Prime Minister  srid blon

(the) press  gsar ?god pa

press conference  gsar ?god lhan tshogs

reform  bcos bsgyur

(government) representative  don gcod/gzhung tshab

rights  thob thang

security (dept.)  bde srung

spelling mistakes  yig nor

(labour) strike  las bshol ngo rgol

to surrender  mgo sgur

terrorism (neo.) ?jigs bskul btsan shed

to torture  mnar gcod btang

trade  tshong las

treaty chings yig

to vote  ?os shog blugs               

weekly  bdun re



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Further Reading

Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A Reading Course and Reference Grammar, M. Goldstein, University of California Press, 1991

 

Tibetan Newspaper Reader, Michael Lempert, Tenzing Sangpo, edited with foreword by Paul G. Hackett, Dunwoody, 1996