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).