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About Georgian Consonants Chart

Wish to know what are the consonants in Georgian language? In articulatory phonetics, the Georgian consonant is actually a speech sound that is articulated having complete as well as partial closure of the vocal region. The word consonant can be employed to refer to a letter of the Georgian alphabet which denotes a consonant sound. Learn More

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Georgian Consonants in Alphabet

ბ blike bat
გ glike go
დ dlike dog
ვ v/win between v as in very and w as in weary
ზ zlike zoo
თ tlike tip
კ k'see Tricky consonants
ლ llike love
მ mlike mint
ნ nlike nose
პ p'see Tricky consonants
ჟ zhlike pleasure
რ rrolled as in Spanish roja
ს slike sad
ტ t'see Tricky consonants
ფ plike poof
ქ klike kick
ღ ghpronounced similar to a French r as in bonjour; alternatively, like a voiced kh
ყ q'see Tricky consonants
შ shlike shoot
ჩ chlike chimp
ც tslike hot sauce
ძ dzfoods
წ ts'see Tricky consonants
ჭ ch'see Tricky consonants
ხ khpronounced like Scottish loch or German Bach
ჯ jlike jump
ჰ hlike hot
Georgian distinguishes between aspirated and non-aspirated (ejective) consonants. An aspirated consonant is accompanied by a puff of air when you say it. In Georgian, there is even more of a
puff of air for aspirated consonants than you would hear in English.
A non-aspirated consonant in Georgian, however, actually contains no puff of air whatsoever. Georgians close the back of their throat, similar to what you do before you cough or the closed throat
moment between uh and oh in "uh-oh." They then pronounce the non-aspirated consonants without any exhalation at all. Don't worry if you have trouble producing this type of sound, though,
in context you will be understood! Non-aspirated consonants are marked above with an apostrophe.
Georgian Aspirated & Non-Aspirated Consonants
English approximation t p k ch tstpkchts
Aspirated consonant
Non-aspirated consonant

Georgian Diphthongs in Alphabet

Diphthongs do not exist in Georgian—every vowel is given equal weight and every syllable has only one vowel.

Select the hyperlinks below to find out a list of helpful Georgian travel words that are arranged by theme. For each holiday word or phrase in Georgian, you will find the English interpretation.

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