Russian Language

Some problems using the Georgian Language

 

lemons in the market

lemons in the market

 

I find when I go to the market and attempt to speak in Georgian, my interlocutors reply in Russian 😦

Example:

Me: რა ღირს?                      (How much? in Georgian)

Seller: шестьдесят               (sixty in Russian)

Me: სამოცი?                        (sixty in Georgian)

(hands over 1 lari, gets forty tetri back and goods)

Me: დიდი მადლობა           (thank you in Georgian)

Seller: спасибо                    (thank you in Russian)

Is my Georgian pronunciation so bad?

Do they think because I’m not Georgian I will automatically understand Russian (I don’t)?