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Nga ༼ ང་ ༽

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

🙊 Non Aspirated

🔻 Low Tone

Row 1

Column 4

This is the letter Nga. It's blue because it's a non aspirated low tone letter. When a vowel is added the inherent (A) in changes the vowel accordingly.



kinda looks like pacman doesn't it?


The four vowels

There are four vowels which can be attached to a consonant and they are:



Nga + vowels

Let's take a look at how the spelling and pronunciation of

changes with each vowel.


Vowel Vocab

Here are some vocabulary words with each vowel.

Since there is a prefix (), Nya is pronounced in a high tone.




These letters go above the root letter.

can attach to all three superscripts.

Although they are spelled differently,

each of these letters are pronounced the same.

Since Nga is a 4th column letter,

it changes to a high tone.


Stroke order

(Click for animations)








Ka + Prefix

Prefixes are silent letters that

come before the root letter.

is usually prefixed by these letters:

Since is a 4th column letter,

it changes to a high tone when prefixed.


Prefix vocab



Nga as a suffix

Suffixes are letters that come after the root letter.

is one of the 11 suffixes that can be attached to a letter. It usually makes an ng sound, but sometimes it's silent.

Some Bhutanese pronounce this without the ng sound.


vocab builder

Here are some additional

vocabulary words that are

associated with the letter .

The key word in this video is:




Now that we learned how vowels interact with the letter let's try writing it in the Uchen, Jotshum, and Ume script.


(Dzongkha & Tibetan)

ངི ངུ ངེ ངོ

རྔ ལྔ སྔ



ངི་་ ངུ ངེ ངོ

རྔ ལྔ སྔ



ངི ངུ ངེ ངོ
རྔ ལྔ སྔ


This is everything you need to know about the letter .

Make sure that as you practice your

handwriting with the resources

above so that you can impress

everyone with your Dzongkha skills.


Don't forget!

Spelling in Dzongkha is incredibly important and considered by many to be one of the hardest parts about learning the language. When studying, try to make it a habit to spell the words aloud like we did in the videos.

Quiz time!

Literally the two words that

no one enjoys hearing.

Don't worry, we prepared some

flashcards for you to practice

what you learned in this lesson.

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Relax, its not graded.


If you have any questions regarding anything in this lesson, please reach out to me in our discord server.

See you in the next lesson!

བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེ་ལགས། ~
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