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If you know Russian, use it. Despite the political situation, Georgians are smart and open minded. They may not like the Russian government but they love Russian people and they love the Russian language. I'm pretty convinced after seven months in Georgia that people learn Russian there for just the same reason foreigners everywhere learn English: it's cool ...


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Yes, in general, Georgians have some issues with Russians. But, at the same time, Russians are still (or perhaps, again) regularly visiting the country as tourists, so it ain't that bad. And if it's obvious you're not Russian (for example due to your limited Russian), you won't easily be taken for one. Russian is most certainly more widely spoken than ...


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Georgian is very hard to learn. It would be a great challenge for you. This is the separate language, having very little common with any other language (with exception of Svan and one other language, both spoken in Georgia). Also the alphabet is not similar to anything else, and I've learned only 2 letters of it. When it comes to Russian, Russian is widely ...


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Here's a possibility: Go to http://ge.translit.net/ , type in the Latin characters (I don't think you can copy&paste) and it will convert them to Georgian characters as you type. Then copy these characters and paste them into Google Translate. Seems to have worked for me - e.g. type "genacvali" into ge.translit.net - get "გენაცვალი" - paste this into ...


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Well, Georgians speak Georgian, English (which is becoming 2nd most-common spoken language) and Russian. Older people speak Russian and Georigan only, while the younger generation mostly speaks English and Georgian, but nowadays you can communicate with people there in the English language.



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