If you've got your eyes in Georgia, it's best to find the most important words to memorize before traveling. But breaking language barriers starts with introducing oneself.
Did you know that Georgians are one of the most welcoming people in the world? Georgia is rich in culture, traditions, and many ways to express itself. You can introduce yourself in Georgian easily as the people are very open to tourists and sharing a slice of their life. If this interests you, there's so much more to learn from the people themselves And why shouldn't you introduce yourself too?
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Read on to find four easy ways to introduce yourself in Georgian.
Introducing yourself is not an easy task if you're feeling shy and introverted. However, you can't always coop in your hotel while traveling! Going outside and meeting other people will show you a different world perspective. So many cultures and languages are waiting for you to set foot!
Besides traveling and sightseeing, you'll meet amazing people along the way. Even if they don't speak English, you'll know that having a new friend is a fantastic feeling humans need, and it's a great way even to gain confidence if you lack it.
Lastly, the power of friendship will not just help you maintain close connections. People can even help you discover more about yourself. You can even enjoy new experiences and keep a healthy mind and body. Enjoy working, eating outside, and appreciating people in your life.
Now that we've convinced you to get out of your comfort zone, start meeting more Georgian people by introducing yourself!
It's your moment to shine! A great way to break the ice and gain a friend is through introductions. And you'll have to exert extra effort if your native language differs from the Georgian language family.
Practice basic Georgian introductions through the following words:
|Დილა მშვიდობისა||dila mshvidobisa||Good morning|
|საღამო მშვიდობისა||saghamo mshvidobisa||Good evening or Good night|
|Როგორ ხარ?||rogor khar?||How are you?|
After saying the basic Georgian introductions, you can now go deeper into conversations by getting to know more about them. Families, your age, hobbies, and even your work are common topics to mention after getting to know each other.
So you've already said your hellos and basic greetings. What's next? You'll have to talk more about yourself. Georgian people are known to convey their emotions more. So don't be surprised if you see sudden facial expressions, expressive hand gestures, and even straightforward comments.
You might even feel like giving a gift. Don't worry; it's the thought that counts. Georgians aren't very particular with expensive items but your reason behind the gift. For business purposes, you can give a gift to your
Here are some words and phrases you should learn when introducing yourself in Georgian.
Start with your name first. Your acquaintances and potential friends would love to know how to call you! You can even mention your nickname and make them feel like a really close friend.
|მე მქვია ...||me mkvia ...||My name is ...|
|რა გქვია?||ra gkvia?||What is your name? (Informal)|
|რა გქვიათ?||ra gkviat?||What is your name? (Formal)|
|რამდენი წლის ხარ?||ramdeni ts’lis khar?||How old are you?|
|ოცდაათი წლის ვარ||otsdaati ts’lis var||I am 30 years old|
It's inevitable that whenever you introduce yourself in Georgian, curious acquaintances will ask how you're finding Georgia so far. Naturally, they'll ask where you came from.
So, if you want to exchange anecdotes about your culture, here are some valuable introductions related to your country of origin:
|მე ვცხოვრობ...||me vtskhovrob...||I live in...|
|საიდან ბრძანდებით?||saidan brdzandebit?||Where are you from? (Formal)|
|საიდან ხარ?||saidan khar?||Where are you from? (Informal)|
|მე ვარ ჩინეთიდან||me var chinetidan||I am from China|
|ჩამოვედი ამერიკიდან||chamovedi amerik’idan||I came from America|
|საფრანგეთში გადავედი||saprangetshi gadavedi||I moved to France|
Learning languages can be a hobby too! Additionally, it can be a great way to have meaningful introductions with your Georgian friend. How do you say you're interested in a specific topic? Check out some words and phrases for introducing your hobbies:
|მიყვარს სპორტი||miq’vars sp’ort’i||I love sports|
|არ მიყვარს სამზარეულო||ar miq’vars samzareulo||I don't like cooking|
|Რა არის შენი ჰობი?||ra aris sheni hobi?||What are your hobbies?|
|Ჩემი ჰობი არის..||Ჩemi hobi aris..||My hobby is..|
Traditionally, people living in Georgia have close-knit families and would like their children to meet their friends or even a potential girlfriend/boyfriend. So if you're meeting a Georgian family, don't forget to be courteous and establish a great connection using these phrases:
|რამდენი ხართ ოჯახში?||ramdeni khart ojakhshi?||How many are you in the family?|
|რა ქვია შენს ძმას||ra qvia shens dsmas?||What is your brother's name?|
|რა ჰქვია შენს დას?||ra hkvia shens das?||What is your sister's name?|
|მე მყავს ძმა||me mq’avs dzma||I have a brother|
|მყავს მშობლები||mq’avs mshoblebi||I have parents|
|შვილები არ მყავს||shvilebi ar mq’avs||I don't have children|
|Დანიშნულები ვართ||danishnulebi vart||We are engaged|
|მე ვარ პატარძალი||me var p’at’ardzali||I am the bride|
|მე საქმრო ვარ||me sakmro var||I am the groom|
Working in Georgia for foreigners is common and relatively easy. After obtaining your long-term visa, it's time to initiate your first conversation with your teammates. As part of the etiquette, you should shake hands with coworkers and business partners you've just met.
You'll also need to address people you talk to as Batono ბატონი meaning Sir and Kalbatono კალბატონო or Madame/Ma'am in English. Attaching these titles before their names is important as they signify respectful tones when conversing.
Check out more Georgian phrases and words when meeting your teammates and introducing your job:
|Სასიამოვნოა თქვენი გაცნობა!||sasiamovnoa tkveni gatsnoba!||Nice to meet you! (formal)|
|მე ვმუშაობ...||me vmushaob..||I work at..|
|მე ვმუშაობ სანაპიროზე||me vmushaob sanap’iroze||I work on a beach|
|ვმუშაობ რესტორანში||me vmushaob rest’oranshi||I am working at a restaurant|
|მე მასწავლებელი ვარ||me masts’avlebeli var||I am a teacher|
|მე ვმუშაობ ოფისში||me vmushaob opisshi||I work in an office|
|ვმუშაობ სახლიდან||me vmushaob sakhlidan||I work from home|
Of course, meeting someone also means you'll have to part ways. To say goodbye in Georgian, you'll need to use the words below:
|მალე ისევ ვისაუბროთ!||male isev visaubrot!||Let's talk again soon!|
|კეთილ მგზავრობას გისურვებთ||k’etil mgzavrobas gisurvebt||Have a good journey|
Don't just click that X button and leave! You'll have to get accustomed to traditions and etiquette and know the Georgian culture.
Etiquette is ideal for any culture or country. No matter who you talk to, it's the first impression that lasts for many people. You don't want to be stepping on the wrong foot, especially if you're very interested in getting to know your Georgian acquaintance.
Ready to learn more about the Georgian people and their culture? Here are some tips from us!
It doesn't hurt if you speak English. Many Georgians are very welcoming of tourists and are eager even to teach frequently used words. Maybe you can even find a language partner to teach you how to correctly write the Georgian alphabet!
Don't be afraid to ask questions about how to speak the Georgian language correctly. You'll notice verb rules and grammar patterns whenever you practice speaking with your Georgian language partner daily.
Meeting someone new can be exciting, and we all know how much you would love to become closer to them! But, there are also boundaries that you have to respect. Even though Georgians are very welcoming and open, many questions may seem too personal.
It would be weird to ask someone about their plans to have kids or ask them where they live. If you don't have a very close relationship with the person, or you just met them for the first time, you'll waste your time introducing yourself in Georgian.
In the same way, we suggest you get to know their interests and hobbies and take time to get used to their personality. Some people prefer to have long-lasting friendships and relationships by slowing things down. You may even have to listen to them whenever they feel bad about their day and not even focus on introducing yourself first. After all, valuing your friendship is not just about the ups but also the downs.
It's important to show respect in many places in Georgia as most of their communities are thriving with older people with traditional views. Their families are tight-knit, and the elderly in families have a huge say about decisions. Georgia has a patriarchal and Christian view of society, particularly sex and marriage. In that regard, you may find differences in how the elderly, parents, and children think about Georgia and the rest of the world.
On the other hand, many younger generations today are more open to modern perspectives about life, societal roles, and searching for common grounds.
Regardless of your similarities and differences, it's best to communicate clearly when learning more about their people. Learning how to build harmonious relationships with young and older people will give you that huge thumbs up from the Georgian community!
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