Learn Garhwali – Part 2

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 : Tyaar naam kyaa cha?
English : My name is Kamal.
Garhwali : Myaar naam kamal cha.
English : How are you?
Garhwali : Tu ka(n) che?
English : I am fine.
Garhwali : Me theek choun.
English : Where do you live?
Garhwali : Tu kakh rehndi?
English : I live in Pushp Vihar opposite to Shiv Temple.
Garhwali : Me shiv mandir ka saamani Pushp Vihar maa rau(n)du.
English : In which class do you read?
Garhwali : Tu katug maa padhdi?
English : I read in eleventh class.
Garhwali : Me 11 maa.
English : What is the name of your school?
Garhwali : Tumaari school ka naam kyaa cha?
English : The name of my school is GIC Narayan Nagar.
Garhwali : Meri school ka naam GIC Narayan Nagar cha.
English : How many brothers and sister do you have?
Garhwali : Tyaar kathgaa bhaai-bainaa cha(n)?
English : I have a younger brother and a elder sister.
Garhwali : Myaar ek chotu bhai cha aur badi bhuli cha.
English : What are you doing these days?
Garhwali : Ajkaal kya kani che tu?
English : I am preparing for Civil Services Exams.
Garhwali : Me Civil Services ka tyaari kanu chau(n).
English : What did your father do?
Garhwali : Tyaar pitaaji kakh kaam karda(n)?
English : My father is serving Indian Army.
Garhwali : Myaar pitaji faouj maa chan.
English : How is your grandfather feeling now?
Garhwali : Tyaar daada ab kan cha?
English : He is fine now.
Garhwali : Woh ab theek cha(n).
English : Where in Uttaranchal are you from?
Garhwali : Tu Uttaranchal maa(n) ka(n)kh rehndi?
English : I am from Champawat in Kumaon.
Garhwali : Me Kumaon bitik chaoun. Champawat naam cha myar gaon ka.
English : Had you ever been to Nainital?
Garhwali : Tu kabhi Nainital gaye che?
English : Yes, many times.
Garhwali : Haan katkai baar.
English : Where is your village?
Garhwali : Tyaar gaon kakh cha?
English : My village is in Lohaghat. It is called Raushaal.
Garhwali : Myaar gaon Lohaghat ka taraf cha. Naam cha Raushaal.
English : When did you last visited your village?
Garhwali : Pichali baar gaon kab gaye tu?
English : I visited last year in October.
Garhwali : Me pichal saal October ma gaye chyai.
English : Do you have electricity in your village?
Garhwali : Tumaar gaon ma bijali cha?
English : No.
Garhwali : Na yaar.
English : How many cows and goats do you have?
Garhwali : Tyar kathga gor-bakhara chan?
English : We have 2 cows and 5 goats.
Garhwali : Myar dui gaur aur paanch bakhara chan.
English : How was the wheat crop last year?
Garhwali : Geehoon ki fasal kan che pichal saal?
English : Not too good. The standing crop was destroyed by the rain.
Garhwali : Jada badhiya ni che. Barkhaa na saari khadi fasal barbaad kar dyai.
English : How was the rain in previous season?
Garhwali : Barakhaa kan che pichal saal?
English : It was more than expected.
Garhwali : Barakhaa ta kuch jada hi hwai.
Continue to Lesson 3

6 Responses

  1. Rawat Ji

    Garwali mei ladke ko nauna aur ladki ko nauni bolte hai.
    Namaste ko aap namaste hi bol skte ho ya fir sewan (‘e’ k swar chota hai)bol skte ho.

  2. Vidushi

    If you can please create an app which would be helpful to learn garhwali then it’ll be great.. i request you to create an app which accommodates english to garhwali and garhwali to eng dictionary, learning 7 new words a day, audio help for learning the language and many more items.

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