“Georgian verbs really do say it all”- British ambassador to Georgia about the language
28 February, 2019
“Georgian verbs really do say it all”- British ambassador to Georgia about the language
Justin McKenzie Smith, a British ambassador to Georgia posted a picture of the definition of one of the Georgian verbs on Twitter two days ago. The ambassador appears to be learning the Georgian language at present and seems quite impressed with it. He found the meaning of the Georgian verb “შემომეხარჯა” (shemomekharja) very interesting and shared it with his Twitter friends. The verb conveys the following meaning: “by accident, I spent it all – but I didn’t want to and I
am expecting your understanding about it.”
Justin McKenzie Smith, Georgian language
The friends offered Mr. McKenzie Smith their observations on the language. One of the users asked how it would sound to say “შემომებრექსიტა’’ (shemome-Brexit-a) meaning that by accident, I Brexit but I didn’t intend to and I hope you understand it. There were the other Georgian words “ზეგ’’ (zeg, the day after tomorrow) and “შემომეჭამა” (shemomechama, by accident, I ate it all but I didn’t want to) suggested below the post. As you have possibly guessed, in the Georgian language the prefix “shemome” and the suffix “a” with a verb between them conveys the meaning that you did something by accident but you didn’t want to and you expect others to understand it.

It is not the first time the learners have found the Georgian language very intriguing. The presenters Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Good Mythical Morning, an American comedy YouTube series discuss the Georgian verbs “zeg” and “shemomechama” in one of their episodes. Watch the episode:



First photo courtesy: www.parliament.ge

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