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Learn Garhwali Part 1

The local dialects spoken by the people of Garhwal are terned as Garhwali or Gadwali dialects. Various variations of Garhwali can be seen at the different parts of Garhwali.

The following form of Garhwali is adopted from the region near Kotdwar/Pauri.

Following is a translation between English and Garhwali sentences:

Pronunciation Help :
*’aa‘ should be pronounced as ‘aa’ in ‘bazaar’
*’(n)‘ should be pronounced for getting the feel of n only.
English : What is your name
Garhwali : Tyar naam kya cha?

English : My name is Kamal
Garhwali : Myar naam kamal cha.

English : How are you?
Garhwali : Tum kan chee?

English : I am fine. How are you?
Garhwali : Me theek chaun. Tu kan che?

English : How are other members of the family?
Garhwali : Ghar maa(n) aur log kan chan?

English : They all are fine.
Garhwali : Woo bhi sab theek chan.

English : What are you doing these days?
Garhwali : Aajkal kya kanu che?

English : I am teaching in a school.
Garhwali : Me ek school maa(m) padhanoo chau(n).

English : Where do you live?
Garhwali : Tu kha(n)k rehandi?

English : I live in Pushp Vihar near Saket
Garhwali : Me saket ka bagal maa(n) pushp vihar maa(n).

English : Who else lives with you?
Garhwali : Tyar dagad aur ku ku rahndan?

English : I live with my parents, younger sister, elder brother and bhabi.
Garhwali : Me maji, pitaji, choti bhuli, bhai aur bhabhi dagad.

English : So your elder brother got married? When?
Garhwali : O.. badu bhaai ka byoh kab hwaai?

English : Last year.
Garhwali : Pichal saal.

English : In which class is your sister studying?
Garhwali : Bhuli kai class maa(n) padhni cha?

English : She is studying in 11th class.
Garhwali : Wa 11th ma cha.

English : What are doing this Sunday?
Garhwali : Ye itvaar kun tu kyaa kani che?

English : Nothing planned as such.
Garhwali : Abhi ta kuch khaas ni cha.

English : Why don’t you come to our home on Sunday?
Garhwali : Tu myaar ghar kilai ni aie jandi itvaar kun?

English : Everyone will be happy to see you after such a long time.
Garhwali : Sab log khush whal twetai dekhi kan.

English : I myself want to see them all. I will try to come on Sunday
Garhwali : Me khud bhi woon tai milnu cha(n)dhu. Theek cha me dekhud chaun itvaar kun

English : Ok. I shall leave now.
Garhwali : Theek cha. Ab me chaldu chau(n).

English : Well, see you on Sunday.
Garhwali : Theek cha, fir itvaar kun mildwaa(n).

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