Translations - თარგმანები

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2012-12-30, 1:04

taidoa wrote:My best friend is getting married; she and her fiance met while teaching together in Georgia for a year. I wanted to personalize the wedding card I am making for them with the language they both are in love with, but I know absolutely no Georgian and I don't really trust Google Translator.

Is there a way of saying, "Love Birds" in Georgian?
Or something close to that?

Thank you! (:


You would probably use გვრიტი (gvrit'i) darling, (literally) turtledove. Georgian nouns inflect, so it would change depending on how you use it - the plural vocative would be გვრიტებო (gvrit'ebo).

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby taidoa » 2012-12-31, 3:29

HoneyBuzzard wrote:
taidoa wrote:My best friend is getting married; she and her fiance met while teaching together in Georgia for a year. I wanted to personalize the wedding card I am making for them with the language they both are in love with, but I know absolutely no Georgian and I don't really trust Google Translator.

Is there a way of saying, "Love Birds" in Georgian?
Or something close to that?

Thank you! (:


You would probably use გვრიტი (gvrit'i) darling, (literally) turtledove. Georgian nouns inflect, so it would change depending on how you use it - the plural vocative would be გვრიტებო (gvrit'ebo).


Awesome! Thank you so, so, so much! :D I can't wait to give this card to them!

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2013-01-02, 5:52

You're welcome, I hope you can use it.

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby Linguistic14 » 2014-12-29, 10:38

How would I translate the phrase, "Love yourself first" in Georgian?
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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby stibbshoo » 2014-12-29, 16:50

პირველ რიგში გიყვარდეს შენი თავი

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2014-12-31, 13:11

I was going to suggest პირველად შეიყვარე შენი თავი p'irvelad sheiqvare sheni tavi. I've found similar sentences with both შეიყვარე and გიყვარდეს, so it would seem you could say either. გიყვარდეს popped up in the ten commandments (not reflexive), so I wonder if it's a little more solemn, maybe because it's conjunctive. :hmm:

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby balletlinguist » 2016-04-17, 16:32

I was looking through old letters and found this little scribble. I am pretty sure it is Georgian, but other than that I have no idea. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2016-04-18, 17:49

Looks like it says იოსებ სუყონი "ioseb suqoni." იოსებ is Joseph, but I don't know about the second word. I guess it could be a surname, but I may not be reading it correctly.

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby balletlinguist » 2016-04-27, 4:08

Thank you, that was very helpful!

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby Chechenboy » 2016-07-10, 7:17

Dear friends,

I ask you to translate a couple of words/sentences into Georgian for me (I do speak Kartulad, but it's not yet as good as I would like it to be) preferably using the Georgian fonts and thanks in advance! My question is as follows:

1. to ask
2. I want to ask you
2. I need to talk to you

One more question:
Is there any section in this forum (or on any other site you might know about) for a free chat in Georgian ?

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby Elaine » 2017-04-21, 12:34

Chechenboy wrote:Dear friends,

I ask you to translate a couple of words/sentences into Georgian for me (I do speak Kartulad, but it's not yet as good as I would like it to be) preferably using the Georgian fonts and thanks in advance! My question is as follows:

1. to ask
2. I want to ask you
2. I need to talk to you

One more question:
Is there any section in this forum (or on any other site you might know about) for a free chat in Georgian ?


Anadilim Gürcüce değil ancak ilk soruya olan cevaplar şöyle:
1. კითხვა
2. მინდა გკითხო
3. უნდა გესაუბრო

İkinci sorunun cevabı ise burası UniLang'de artık sohbet bölümü yok, ancak Busuu'da sohbet hâlâ var hatırladığım kadarıyla.

(You can translate these into English if you don't understand Turkish)
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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby vertovfan » 2017-10-30, 4:47

I saw this sign on a recent trip to Georgia, and wondered if someone here might be able to translate it. I've studied the alphabet a bit, but I only know a few very basic phrases of the language. I believe the sign has something to do with a former pioneer camp "Tsiskari". Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2017-10-30, 11:47

It's ბავშვთა გამაჯანსაღებელ[ი] ქალაქი ცისკარი (with the ი broken off) "children's wellness (or fitness) city Tsiskari."

Cool picture. :)

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby vertovfan » 2017-10-31, 12:23

გმადლობთ! I'm starting to get familiar with the alphabet, but sometimes the stylized characters still confuse me, and I'm certainly not knowledgeable enough to fill in the missing letters. :)

I was wondering also about this inscription, from a monument of bronze warriors next to the Gori fortress:
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Here's a close-up detail:
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I think it says something like "წაქცევა მისი ნუ ჰგონია ნურვის იოლი! სული აცვია საქართველოს კავკასიონის! - მუხრან" but I'm not sure what the translation would be.

And finally, I think I've managed to translate all of this sculpture (with the help of some English versions of "The Knight in the Panther's Skin"), from the entrance to the Rustaveli metro station in Tbilisi:
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რუსთაველი (of course) in the upper right

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It is love that exalts our souls
სიყვარული აგვამაღლებს

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Evil is vanquished by good, for the essence of good is enduring
ბოროტსა სძლია კეთილმან, არსება მისი გრძელია

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Better to die a glorious death than to live in shame!
სჯობს სიცოცხლესა ნაძრახსა სიკვდილი სახელოვანი!

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That which we give makes us richer, that which is hoarded is lost
რასაცა გასცემ შენია, რას არა დაკარგულია

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The best gain is a respected name, a name that time can't erase
სჯობს სახელისა მოხვეჭა ყოველსა მოსახვეჭელსა

If you see some mistakes, please let me know!

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2017-11-01, 23:39

Good job making all that writing out! I find it hard to read too, but I don't see any errors.

vertovfan wrote:I think it says something like "წაქცევა მისი ნუ ჰგონია ნურვის იოლი! სული აცვია საქართველოს კავკასიონის! - მუხრან" but I'm not sure what the translation would be.


A Google search shows it to be an expression, though I'm not sure what the source is. Mukhran Machavariani perhaps?

I would translate it as "let no one think it easy to topple it! Georgia is dressed with the soul of the Caucasus (range)!"

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby vertovfan » 2017-11-02, 4:31

Thanks again! If you're up for a couple more, these lines are written on another monument/building near the Gori fortress:

მამულისთვის დაიღუპნენ ვაჟკაცობის მსახველნი,
საქართველო იყო მათი უწმინდესი სახელი.

გმირნო მამულის მადიდნო, თქვენა ხართ ჩვენი დიდება!
თქვენთა სახელთა ამაყად წარმოსთქვამს შთამომავლობა!

They turn up on a google search, and seem to be from poetry by Lado Asatiani and Grigol Orbeliani.

And this looks like the entrance to a former state farm near Poti:

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I hope these aren't too much trouble. I've been going through photos from a trip, trying to gather as much information as possible. I appreciate your help very much - გმადლობთ!

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2017-11-03, 20:34

I don't mind at all! It's nice to get some traffic in here again.

vertovfan wrote:მამულისთვის დაიღუპნენ ვაჟკაცობის მსახველნი,
საქართველო იყო მათი უწმინდესი სახელი.

გმირნო მამულის მადიდნო, თქვენა ხართ ჩვენი დიდება!
თქვენთა სახელთა ამაყად წარმოსთქვამს შთამომავლობა!


I would say:
They perished for the fatherland showing manly courage,
Georgia was their holiest name.

Oh heroes, who glorify (lit. make great) the fatherland, you are our glory!
[Your] descendants proudly speak your names!


vertovfan wrote:And this looks like the entrance to a former state farm near Poti:


საბჭოთა მეურნეობა "განთიადი" Soviet agriculture "Gantiadi."

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby vertovfan » 2017-11-06, 4:59

That's great, because I keep finding more things to translate! :)
These are from a Memorial of Nine Kherkheulidze Brothers in Marabda, south of Tbilisi:

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I know this one is "მარაბდა 1625", referring to the battle that the monument commemorates. The others I'm not as sure about.

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Here's a photo of the whole monument, which is pretty impressive:
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I wasn't able to get a good close-up of this World War II monument just north of Tbilisi, so the letters are not very clear. It may be a long shot, but let me know if you can make out what it says!
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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby HoneyBuzzard » 2017-11-06, 21:01

vertovfan wrote:Image


ძმაო ძმითა ხარ ძლიერი

Oh brother, through [your] brother you are strong

vertovfan wrote:Image


კიდევაც დაიზრდებიან ალგეთს ლეკვები მგლისანი
ისე არ ამოსწყდებიან
ჯავრი შესჭამონ მტრისანი

Again pups of wolve[s] will grow up on the Algeti
So they will not die out
May they refrain from vengeance on those of the enemy


(I suppose this is the Georgian equivalent of "may they have mercy on ...")

vertovfan wrote:Image


გმირის სიკვდილი მზის დაბნელებაა

A hero's death is a sun's extinction

vertovfan wrote:Image


არავინ და არაფერი არ არის დავიწყებული

No one and nothing is forgotten

(I was actually only able to make out the last three words, but fortunately that was enough to fill in the blanks with a Google search. I'm guessing these are all from poems or songs or such.)

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Re: Translations - თარგმანები

Postby vertovfan » 2017-11-07, 6:14

Wow, I never expected to find a translation for that last one - thanks! This is another challenging one, from a small monument in Poti:

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I can make out the name Grigol Kokaia (გრიგოლ კოკაიას) but not much past that. The Russian version underneath hasn't been much help either, since several of the letters look very similar in that particular script. If you can make some headway with it, that would be great. Here's the whole monument:

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And just to check my own work, this is from another World War II monument:

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It looks to me like:
დიდება გმირებს!
Glory to the heroes!

Here's that whole monument, in case you're curious:

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Cheers, and thanks yet again!


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