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So, you've caught a plane to Tblisi, and you meet a friendly stranger on arrival, who asks you a question in Georgian. "I'm sorry," you say, "I don't speak any Georgian."
Fortunately, your new friend speaks English, and asks in surprise. "Not even 'gamarjoba'?"
"Not even what? you ask?
"Ga-mar-jo-ba. Hello," she tells you.
"Ga-mar-jo-ba," you repeat.
She smiles and corrects your pronunciation. You try again, and she attempts to teach you some basic words in her language.

  • hello = გამარჯობა (gamarjoba)
  • welcome = კეთილი იყოს თქვენი მობრძანება (k'etili iqos tkveni mobrżaneba)
  • How are you? = როგორა ხართ? (rogor(a) khart’)
  • I'm fine, thank you. = კარგად, გმადლობთ. (k'argad, gmadlobt’)
  • What is your name? = რა გქვიათ? (ra gkviat’)
  • My name is... = მე მქვია (me mkvia)
  • Where are you from? = საიდან ხართ? (saidan khart’)
  • I am from... = მე ვარ ...დან. (me var ...dan)
    • from America. = ამერიკიდან. (amerik'idan)
    • from Britain. = ბრიტანეთიდან. (brit'anetidan)
    • from England. = ინგლისიდან. (inglisidan)
    • from Canada. = კანადიდან. (k'anadidan)
    • from Australia. = ავსტრალიდან. (avst'raliadan)

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