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Useful phrases in Garhwali

A collection of useful phrases in Garhwali (गढ़वळि), a Central Pahari language spoken mainly in Uttarakhand State in northern India.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase गढ़वळि (Garhwali)
Welcome सुऔण
Hello (General greeting) सिवासौँळी/ढकुली
Hello (on phone) सिवासौँळ
How are you? ती कन छै (inf)
तीमी कन छौ (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' मी असल छु, तीमी/ती?
Long time no see तत्ति कैं डाना, त्वै नी लटोली
What's your name? त्यारो/तिम्रो नौं कि छ
My name is ... म्यारो नौं ... छ
Where are you from? तीमी/ती कख बटीक छौ/छै
I'm from ... मी बटीक ... छु
Pleased to meet you तिम्यै अंग्वाळ पौंडल्या चितौयो
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
जसीलो बिनसरि
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
जसीलो तिनिसांज
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
जसीलो गोसल्या
Good night जसीलो रुमुक
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
सिवासौँळी
ढकुली
Good luck! छंद
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
जसीलो गासी
Have a nice day जसीलो बेली
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
पौंडल्या पौणखि जिम्मुस्
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
जसीलो घुमघाम
Yes होस
No नीं
Maybe ह्वाउन
I don't know भैं/भौं, म्यै नीं थाह छन्
I understand मी विंग् छु
I don't understand मी नीं विंग् छु
Please speak more slowly मुल/मंद/मठु भन्नुस्
Please say that again फेरि भन्नुस्
Please write it down कृपया लिखुस्
Do you speak English? कि ती/तीमी अंग्रेज़ी ट्वि सक् छै/छौ
Do you speak Garhwali? कि ती/तीमी गढ़वळि ट्वि सक् छै/छौ
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
होस्, मठु मठु
Do you speak a language
other than
Garhwali?
कि तीमी गढ़वळि बकाइ लुकारु भाखा फणि ट्वि छौ?
Speak to me in Garhwali म्यारो दगड़ ट्विुस् गढ़वळि माँज
How do you say ... in Garhwali? ती/तीमी कन ट्वि छै/छौ गढ़वळि माँज?
Excuse me माफ गरुस्
How much is this? यो कति छ
Sorry माफ गरुस्
Please कृपया
Thank you तिम्रो आभार
Reply to thank you यो थर म्यारो लंइ छन्
Where's the toilet / bathroom? छन्दियाड़ कख छ?
This gentleman will pay for everything यो बैखू सगळो मुंगक तिर्ळु
This lady will pay for everything यो कज्यांण सगळो मुंगक तिर्ळु
Would you like to dance with me? कि तीमी म्यारो दगड़ बदेण चैनोंला
Do you come here often? कि तीमी यख घरीघरी उन्न् छौ?
I miss you म्यै त्यारो खुद छ
I love you मी त्वै अग्णाण् छु
Get well soon चंडी जोवुस्
Go away! फूंडो फूको!
Leave me alone! म्यै यखुड्या फूको!
Help! धड्वे!
Fire! भडि!
Stop! गुटुस्!
Call the police! ठापी भटयुस्!
Christmas greetings जसीलो क्रिसमस र जसीलो नै विरबै
New Year greetings
Easter greetings जसीलो ईस्टर
Birthday greetings जसीलो जोनि विरबै
Congratulations! वढ़ैं!
One language is never enough यटुख भाषा हब्रे निम्कि नीं छन्
My hovercraft is full of eels म्यारो बगीकण डोंडा बाममाछ मकड़ छन्
How old are you? तीमी/ती कति विरबैको छौ/छै
I'm ... years old मी ... विरबैको छु
I trust you मी तीमी तड़गे चिफ् छु
I don't trust you मी तीमी तड़गे नीं चिफ् छु

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