https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach

Georgian

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my family originally came from Georgia (the country),i would love to surprise them , i tried many times to learn the language but i found it really hard to learn by myself . does anyone speak Georgian fluently and is willing to contribute ? i would really appreciate it :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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i just checked it out , its really helpful , thank you :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joao1362
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I'd love to learn it!, I can read the alphabet but the grammar was a bit hard so I gave up haha.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JImHolroyd1

Georgian would be more useful to me than High Valyrian...

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mare_sargasso
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Gamarjoba! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tamuna23

i speak :)) .. can i help u? I'm georgian

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Hi Tamuna :), vote here and share https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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thank you Tamuna :) if you want you can vote for Georgian, hopefully make it bigger until duolingo decides to make a Georgian course :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/queenlagertha

heey i'm willing to help if you still want to learn it! i'm georgian and i'm more than glad to help.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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thanks :) ill let you know if I have a specific question

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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იეს იეს თოუთალი იეს

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Mod
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woo, pretty! O.O

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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thank you for the lingot ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/temuchin22

hey, i'm Georgian :) it's my native language, if u'll need some help u can ask me any time

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Here is new topic for Georgian vote, vote, vote ^_^ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimber12m

Hello, yes, please! I am trying to learn Georgian. Please, if you are out there, do what you can to bring this unique language to the prominence it deserves. Many people in Georgia speak English, and many Georgians live in the English-speaking countries. This should be possible!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elleheidi

I totally agree, the writing is gorgeous! xx

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karliefa

I was adopted from Gerogia when I was just 3 months old and have lived as a regular American ever since. However I would love to go back and visit the country where I was born, and maybe even contact my biological parents. I don’t speak their language though, so it would be very difficult for me to communicate with them without paying for an interpreter. That’s why I would be so thrilled to see the Georgian language added to Duolingo so i can learn the language of my native country right here at home!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

if anyone needs help to learn Georgian, you can contact me on skype: Georgian teacher

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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I am a Spanish teacher in the USA, and I would love to learn Georgian. Vivo en EEUU y enseño epañol. Me encantaria aprender la lengua georgiana.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

Very good, if you have any question about it, I'm here. I'm beginner in Spanish.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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Thank you! How can we get in contact with you? I am curious, how did you learn English?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

i learnt from books, i didn't have good practice in speaking.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

here is my skype id: georgian teacher

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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Amazing story!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/csukas84
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I want to visit Georgia and would love to see a Duolingo Georgian! Please make this happen!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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yeah I want the same thing :) my dream is to go there speaking Georgian fluently

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dumkoph

Ja, Georgisch ist ziemlich hart

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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Ja :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris276783

I'd love to see this course on here. I used Hippocrene's book on Georgian, and it's pretty good, but this is definitely a language I'd like to see more resources on (partially because the script is so beautiful and unlike anything I've seen before)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/infinityhappycat

Another vote for Georgian!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryReiss
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I'm English but my Georgian wife taught me the language while we lived in Tbilisi for a year. I'd be glad to help contribute to this course.

Added vote and lingots!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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მადლობა ^_^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryReiss
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არაფრის :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AaHSkqpV

I am from the US state of Georgia, and have been fascinated with the country of Georgia ever since I was a small child and found out it was a country with the same name as the state I lived in. Would love to learn the language.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OttaviaDeL1
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I want to learn Georgian so much! I will donate all the lingots I have.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karebeaner

Can we please get with the Georgian already, Duolingo? We have 85 people in my choir traveling there in a few months and I'd love to have some sort of knowledge of the language before I go! (thank you to everyone who's posted resources, esp. Tamuna10)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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გამარჯობა :), please vote here as well. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/10727793 Having Geo-Eng course would make it easier to have Eng-Geo cource as well. And please do share with friends, you can use this short url http://duolingo.ge/en.html

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NordicMand
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The only thing is is that people leave mediocre applications, that's why a lot of them are turned down. It'll have to be pretty persuasive. Just bringing up the fact that not very many people speak it and that a course on duolingo could help preserve the language would definitely help.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MonsieurCal

I wouldn't mind just learning how to translate English into Georgian script! Beautiful alphabet!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nugo92
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b ბ d დ f-- g გ/ჯ h ჰ j ჯ k ქ l ლ m მ n ნ p ფ q ქ r რ s ს t თ v ვ w-- x ქს z ზ we don't have f sound we use p-ფ instead , we also don't have w sound we use u-უ instead (see below).

a ა sounds like u in cut; e ე sounds like e in ten; i ი sounds like i in city; o ო sounds o in not; u უ sounds like oo in moon.

g in general sounds like georgian ჯ; g in game sounds like georgian გ

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ikakokusa
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lolalilach I live in Georgia and I am a native speaker... if you'd like I can help you to pick up Georgian language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaiaIsiani

thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikheilChk

Hi, here is a Georgian language course which teaches Georgian alphabet and simple conversational phrases.

https://www.udemy.com/conversational-georgian-language/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

Hello. Can I ask a translation from English in Georgian!? I am from greet. I want to make a proposal to a Georgian girl!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

What exactly do you want to say? Just will you marry me? If that's what you want, it's გამომყვები ცოლად? (gamomkvebi tsolad)

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

I want to say a small sentence. But I don't know Georgian at all. I don't know how to speak or read. Can you translate a small sentence for me? Please! I appreciate that!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

I told you to to write exactly what you wanted to say

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

Dear Tamta. I know you about 7 months. i believe that i find in you the meaning of my life. i know that i am not the best person. but i want you in my life and I love you more than you imagine. So would you live with me forever as my wife, my love and my friend?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

I want to tell her not to write. So I have problem with the sound of the phrases. In example thank you is madblot I think. But I say it like I see it.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

So you just want me to write it all out for you in English letters and let you just try to figure out the rest?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

Yeah if you can of course. I want to see that I can make something for her. I am from.greece so I need to speak English in there and try to understand in English..I appreciate your help and support lot. I can't find anything in play store or Google for full translation so I came here. Thanks a lot again!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

If you want write your email and I can help you with Georgian cause you obviously want to learn a little.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nino278891

I AM NATIVE SPEAKER

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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Thanks for joining the discussion, Nino!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karliefa

Haha my biological mother named me Nino when I was born! My adoptive parents changed my name once I arrived to America but I remember them telling me how special that name was to the country :)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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What an interesting story!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

wowww

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AaronTBD
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I vote! For Georgian!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheshire_Cat22
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I would love to learn Georgian.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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It looks like you will try anything twice, Cheshire_Cat22. Thanks for supporting Georgian on Duolingo. I can't wait. This will be your newest challenge.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LongHenry
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yes plz

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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Thanks for bringing out the big guns to support Georgian on Duolingo. Impressive streak and languages portfolio!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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Georgian alphabet seems beautiful but very difficult to learn :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/som3rsault

Learning the alphabet was super easy! there is only one set of letters (no big or small letters) and it was essential for me going around in georgia by bus (to read the signs where the bus is going :) but i did not have the time to learn the language, besides some basic phrases. so i think i would give this course a try

i used this tool to learn the letters: http://www.theiling.de/schrift/learn-split.cgi?mode=georgian-basic;prot=3

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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thank you , its really helpful :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vinminen
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Seriously, that whole site is awesome.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yakityjak
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It's not too bad, it's mainly getting used to the letters that look so similar like პ კ ვ ჴ, ხ ძ, ღ ლ, შ წ, etc.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Is ჴ still used? I'm pretty sure it's not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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You're right, it's not.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/osenochen

by Gaw how does one ever get used to them??

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yatto2
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The alphabet was easy to learn! But I'm a bit confused with where to start from with the language itself.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christomckinley

you would be surprised - try out the site quizlet...makes it fun. No this is not a sponsored link!

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kisame066

hi how are you !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Hello,

Our organization, Educare Georgia (http://www.educaregeorgia.com/fund-mission/ ) wants to make Georgian-English course become real. if you are still interested contact me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eeyeekalduk
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did you do any progress on that?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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not much, but working on it :). pease support here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Here is a new topic for Georgian. Vote, vote, vote ^_^ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lolalilach
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thank you for letting me know :) I think that finally Georgian is getting bigger ! this is so exiting

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LukaBedoshvili

Hey! I'm Georgian and I would be happy to help you to learn Georgian. I want my language to be on Duolingo too. I wish it will be done soon.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SirAmelius

Yeah, I would learn Georgian; most likely just conversational Georgian. I would like to visit the country some day. Looks beautiful, and I would like to speak to the local population in their own language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgia430501

ამ პროგრამას ვერ გადაწერ ხო ქართული რო იყოს ისე?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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ჯერ არაა დამატებული ქართული. აქ შეგიძლიათ მისცეთ ხმა რომ დაამტონ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LukaBedoshvili

მე მივწერე კიდეც ადმინისტრაციას, მაგრამ რაღაცა გაუგებარი პასუხი მომივიდა. იქნებ რამე მოხერხდეს და დაემატოს ქართულიც!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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გამარჯობა ლუკა, გაუგებარში რას გულისხმობთ? ამ ეტაპზე ალბათ მთავარია ვაჩვენოთ რომ მოთხოვნა არის. ამისთვის ბევრი ხმა უნდა დაგროვდეს

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LukaBedoshvili

დაახლოებით რამდენი ხმა იქნება საჭირო?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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ესე კონკრეტულად არაა განსაზღვრული. მაგრამ რომ 2000+ მივაღვწევთ შეგვამჩნევენ. რადგან ხმის მიცემა სადაც ხდება, მაგ topic-ში ყველაზე მეტი ხმა აქვს ამას, 1900-რაღაც https://www.duolingo.com/comment/72079

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monk-joseph

I would love to see Georgian for English speakers available on duolingo. How many names do we need to get this off the ground!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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As much as possible. Please vote here and share https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monk-joseph

Every Lingot that I earn over 20 I am donating to the link that you just sent as a vote for the English for Georgian speakers course, in the hopes that we will one day see a Georgian for English speakers course. Thank you for directing me to this link!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Thank you for support :). I'm sure Duolingo will add Georgian, its just matter of time. And the more likes that post will get, I guess the sooner we will see here Georgian

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/monk-joseph

:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IndiePotato

I'd love to learn the Georgian script, it looks so cool!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zura_M

Where are your parents from exactly? do you know thair name of origin?

2 years ago

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Aw man, to read The Knight in the Panther Skin in the original... And to see how damn beautiful Georgia is... Eeyup, definitely worth an upvote.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kobuleti

I am from Georgia i can help you :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

Can you help me please?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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I just started to learn Georgian recently and was having some trouble figuring out how to pronounce some of the letters. Can anyone explain how to make the sounds, ღ, ყ, and ხ (like tongue placement and all that)? I also don't exactly understand the difference between ქ and კ, თ and ტ, and ჩ and ჭ. Any help is appreciated! Thank you! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

The ქ is a softer sound like the q in the word queen. The კ is a more pronounced k sound. The word I think of in English is Cadillac. Pronounce the first c a little harder than normal. ჩ is like the ch in church. ჭ is a short harder ch sound. I can't think of a word in English that would have the kind of sound. Just pronounce it with more of a short and harder ch. ღ, ხ და ყ I can't explain over a message. Like razmikb said they are from the throat. The ღ is kind of like the French r if you are familiar with French. Hope that helps a little bit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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Thank you guys very much! I really appreciate it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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ღ, ყ, and ხ are throat sounds.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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In the expression "რა პატარაა" how is the double ა pronounced? I have a book and audio tape I am using to learn Georgian, but it doesn't tell me how to pronounce that one in particular.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

In Georgian, if there are two of the same vowels next to each you hold out the sound for longer than the regular sound. For example the verb to do გაკეთება is in the nominative form, if you conjugate the verb to future 3rd person singular it goes to გააკეთებს. Since there are two ა's together then you say ga-ake-tebs. Another example of holding out the vowel sound is in the verb დაარსება. This means to establish/set up. When you conjugate this verb in the future 3rd person singular it goes დააარსებს. It's pronounced da-a-ar-sebs. Hope that helps.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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Thank you so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

It's not a problem at all. If you have more questions write all of them and i'll go and answer all of them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ikakokusa
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And can you explain the meaning of latter ა in "რა პატარაა"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

The very last ა means არის. In Georgian the sentence order is pretty free. They also like to shorten sentences when they can and this is one case in which they can do so. If you don't know what არის means, it means he is, she is, or it is. You can add a single ა to the end of words as the third person singular to be form of the word instead of saying არის. For example in Georgian I can say, დედაჩემი მნიშვნელოვანია or I could say დედაჩემი არის მნიშვნელოვანი, but I can also say დედაჩემი მნიშვნელოვანი არის. All three of these sentences means, "my mother is important" but the 'is' changes positions in the sentence. დედა= mother adding the ჩემი onto დედა makes it my mother and მნიშვნელოვანი= important. Georgians typically will put the ა on the end of the words just because it sounds better and you have one less word to say. To solidify our understanding of this concept, here is another example, შოთა კარგი ბიჭია. This means, Shota (man's name) is a good boy. კარგი = good ბიჭი = boy the ა at the end stand for არის. You could also write this sentence as, შოთა კარგი ბიჭი არის or შოთა არის კარგი ბიჭი. If you didn't know already in Georgian, they like to put their verbs at the end of the sentence so შოთა კარგი ბიჭი არის would be the best one to use if you didn't use შოთა კარგი ბიჭია (this one is the best to say).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ikakokusa
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საღოლ ! :D გრამატიკულად მაინც შეკვეცილი ფორმაა სწორი მაგრამ საუბრისას ორივეს ვიყენებთ. (კარგი ბავშვია და არა კარგი ბავშვი არის, მაგრამ კარგი ბავშვები არიან და არა კარგი ბავშვებია, სტილისტურად უმჯობესია კარგი ბავშვია,კარგი ბავშვები არიან.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

Were you testing me? :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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I noticed the letter ვ sounds like the English "w" in a lot of Georgian words. Is there a specific rule for that?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

The rule is that if it makes the word easier to say with a "w" sound then say the word with a "w". If you can say the word without problems as a "v" sound then keep it as a "v" sound.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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Thank you so much for all your help! I really appreciate it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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Also, does anyone know of a good online English-Georgian/Georgian English dictionary?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

There are two that are okay, but they aren't great. The first one is translate.ge and the second one is targmne.ge Once your Georgian is better there is a georgian online dictionary that is really good. It's http://ena.ge/explanatory-online

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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I know this response is late, but I'd like to make it clear that ვ should be pronounced as "v" at all times, that's the actual rule - one sound for each letter. However, casual speakers don't bother that much. When speaking fast, when people don't try to enunciate etc. some letters are slurred over, softened and sound slightly different. What you should do is pronounce it as "v" even if you don't hear the natives do it, then brag about having better pronunciation than the natives themselves ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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haha sounds good! Thank you! :)

Another question, is there a way to tell what syllable in a word is stressed?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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Yes, you usually stress the first syllable of the word and the rest are all weaker and more or less equal.

There's an exception for interrogative sentences WITHOUT interrogative words, where a verb takes the role of an interrogative word. Its last vowel is elongated, the vowel containing it acquires a drastically different intonation and a stronger stress. It usually becomes just as, or even more stressed than the first syllable of it.

Another case when it slightly differs is when a word with a single syllable is followed by a longer one. In this case the stress can be put on that short word and the first syllable of the next word may not receive any noticeable stress whatsoever. For example, "ra ginda? ras itkhov?" (რა გინდა? რას ითხოვ? - What do you want? What do you demand?) - You stress "ra", "gin" and "da" are weaker and almost equal, then you stress "ras" and "it" and "khov" are once again equal and weaker. In fact, here's a (silly) conversation:

"ra ginda? ras itkhov?" (What do you want? What do you demand?)

"saertod arapers." (nothing at all)

"mitkhari!" (Tell me!)

"ar getkvi!" (I won't tell you!)

This is pretty much a waltz, when speaking, it goes with a rhythm like "one! two three, one! two three, one! two three" and so on.

For the musically educated, more often than not sentences in Georgian speech receive syllable stress much like non syncopated 4/4, 3/4, 5/4 etc. in classical music (most often 4/4), where each sentence is a bar, each syllable is a 1/8 note and a group of tied notes represents a word. :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/C_aaC
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Wow that's pretty cool actually. Thank you so much! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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My pleasure :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daviti16

here i am

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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So, any chance of this happening? As a native Georgian speaker and a dedicated grammar nazi (ahem), I'd be willing to provide any help needed ^_^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Yes, ^_^. First, we need to get 4000+ votes to be the most popular topic on the forum. Please vote and share https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793 also please fill the contributor's form მადლობა :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BAtonal5
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I'm Mexican and find this language so interesting to learn

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eyeshield.21

Wow, so many Georgians :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/giorgi3092

გამარჯობა, lolalilach! Yes, I am a native speaker of the Georgian language. If you need help, contact me. I would be more than happy to help you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olivia.wantenaar

Yes Georgian!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Please vote here as well ^_^ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Geijss
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I would love it!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Razmikb
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Please vote here as well ^_^ https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10727793

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sebusiatko
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I agree!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soyBAH
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Would it be better to just learn the language verbally or is it necessary to learn the alphabet as well?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar
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I would say it is necessary. You'll be saving yourself a lot of headache and confusion. There are many complicated and unusual (for foreigners) sounding words to memorize and having them written down is important. Romanization is little to no help in understanding how some letters are supposed to be pronounced and the Latin transcriptions used in everyday communication by native Georgians themselves can offer several different transcriptions of such letters. Take a look at this, for example: the letter ქ can be seen transcribed as "k" or "q" and "k" can be used for ქ and კ interchangeably. ჭ could be transcribed as "j", "ch", "dj", "tj" or "tch", and since Georgian language likes to make small clusters of consonants, you could be very confused as to which combinations of letters are supposed to transcribe one Georgian letter and which ones are to be read one by one. "X" can be a transcription of "ქს" or "ხ" (the latter one is the influence of Cyrillic alphabet), and at the same time "ქს" can also be transcribed as "qs", or "ks". "ხ" is best transcribed as "kh". I could go on. Just learn the alphabet. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82
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You can learn Georgian with Latin script. In fact, many Georgians use Latin script to communicate in Georgian in their daily electronic correspondences. However, that is "officially" frowned upon. You can't just learn Georgian verbally, or at least there is no reason to do that if you can already read and write. It makes learning the language more difficult. Georgian has many complex consonant clusters. You will not hear certain sounds, and therefore you will have a hard time pronouncing them. You will eventually have to backtrack and learn the correct pronunciation, when you might have saved time, and learned it the first time if you had seen the spelling. Take ერთი erti - the number one, for example. It is pretty easy. Now look at ცხრა tskhra - the number nine, though. Now things get much more complicated. Without looking at the spelling, and even in your first attempts with the spelling in front of you, as a foreigner, you will almost certainly drop a sound. And Georgians will notice when you do. Let's take another look: თით titi is finger. Easy enough. But, ფრჩხილი prchkhili is fingernail. You will probably drop a sound or two, or else pronounce the wrong p or the wrong ch if you are learning just from hearing. It is actually going to take a very patient Georgian teacher, or Georgian relative to help you even hear how that is pronounced. Again, let's take ბანანი banani - banana. We are doing pretty good. Then we come to ტყემალი tqemali - the hugely popular Geogrian cherry plum, and the sauce of the same name. Do you see why, even though hearing a language is the most important thing, having the advantage of seeing the letters (either Georgian, or good Latin transliteration) is a huge a advantage. If you are serious about learning Georgian, start learning the alphabet. It will only take a few days. It doesn't have to be your major priority, and you can always use Latin script too. Most books and online resources use both. There are lots of online quizzes flash cards and games. For example. https://quizlet.com/134451799/georgian-alphabet-flash-cards/ Also, http://ge.translit.cc will be a great tool for you I also reccomend adding a Georgian keyboard to your computer. You will use your same, regular Latin keys, but you will see their Georgian equivalents when they pop up on your screen. You will learn to type in no time. If you love penmanship and calligraphy, you will love Georgian. It is a beautiful script to read and to write. If you don't, it will probably take you a long time to catch on with handwriting the letters. It does not have to be something you spend a lot of time at the beginning on though. It definitely does help, crystallize them in your mind and your muscular memory, but you can learn as you go. Meanwhile, apart from living in Georgia, or having a teacher, reading and writing Georgian cursive will likely elude you for some time. But that is ok. You can still make huge progress in the language with just a cursory knowledge of the script. You will improve naturally over time, as your curiosity and use of the language increases. Much success to you!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SalomeBada
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if someone want's to learn Georgian i would like to help, here is my Skype sally_pita

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/azazelo76
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Hi! I am a native Georgian speaker.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GiorgiBeku2

Heyy, glad to hear about willing to learn Georgian, i'm native speaker, so if you still want i can contribute :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panagiotis167724

Can you help me please? I want a small translation!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgian80148

if anyone needs help, you can contact me

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EllLyksAllLangs
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I vote for Georgian!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tapastapas

i can hellp to learn Georgian for French speakers.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/festinairokezi

თურმე რა ცოტანი ვართ ქართველები აქ its so sad i dont see here a lots of Georgians :(

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liluette

გამრავლდით და უფრო მეტნი იქნებით))))

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/festinairokezi

პრობლემა ენების არ ცოდნაშია არ იციან ჩვენთან ენები და როგორ ისწავლიან თორე ტელეფონი და კომპიუტერი ყველას აქვს

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ikakokusa
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სასწაული ტიპი ხარ :D ყველანაირი გაგებით

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eagle678
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I want to learn Georgian as well, and duolingo could help quite a bit!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/David911943
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It would be amazing to have a georgian course here, such a unique language

5 days ago
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