Tankwa Ethiopia Tours

Useful Amharic language

Ethiopia is a home of many ethnic groups-more than 80 ethnic groups live in Ethiopia and have their own language. Amharic is an official language of Ethiopia and spoken all over the country which is derived from Gee’ze language, Semitic language family. Ethiopians are very happy to hear when foreigner speaks their own language. We recommended you try to speak some basic words to communicate with local people during your stay in Ethiopia.

White peple ………………………………

Ok……………………………………………

Yes…………………………………………………

No….…………………………………………………

How Much/ Many?…………………………………………

Sorry/ Excuse Me…………………………………

No Problem………………………………………

Enough……………………………………………

Please (M)……………………………………………

Please (F)……………………………………………

Thank You………………………………………

You’re Welcome………………………………

How Do You Do?……………………………………………..

How Are You? (M) (F) (Pl)………………………

Fine……………………………………………………

I Don’t Speak Amharic…………………………

Where Is The Toilet?………………………………………

Where Is…?…………………………………………………………

Which Way Is It?………………………………………..

This Way………………………………………………

Go (Away) (M)…………………………………………

Go (Away) (F)…………………………………………

Go (Away) (Pl)………………………………………

It Is Close/ Near By………………………………

It Is Not Far…………………………………………

By Car…………………………………………………

By Foot………………………………………………

Is There (Bread)?………………………………………………

There Is (Coffee)……………………………………

There Is No (Tea)…………………………………

Do You Have (Water)? (M)……………………

Do You Have (Change)? (F)…………………

I Have…………………………………………

I Don’t Have…………………………………

May God Give You/ Thank You……………

What Do You Want? (M)………………………

What Do You Want? (F)………………………

I Want/ Would Like/……………………………

I Don’t Want………………………………………

Taxi…………………………………………………

Stop (Taxi, Bus)…………………………………

What Is The Price?………………………………………….

Bill…………………………………………………

How Much Is The Bill?…………………………………….

It Is……………………………………………………

It Is Not………………………………………………

Big, Large……………………………………………

Small, Little…………………………………………

Very Small…………………………………………

A Lot, Many, Much………………………………

It Is Nice/ Beautiful……………………………

It Is Not Good………………………………………

Very Good…………………………………………

Let’s Go………………………………………………

What Is Your Name? (M) (F)………………………

My Name Is…………………………………………

Ferenji

Ishee

Aao

Aay

Sint Nouw?

Yik’irta

Chiggir Yellem

Beka

Ibakkih

Ibakkish

Ameseginallehoo

Minim Aydellem

T’eyna Yist’illign

Dehna Neh/ Nesh?

Dehna!

Amarigna Alawk’im

Shint Beyt Yet Nouw?

Yet Nouw?

Wedeut Nouw?

Bezzeeh Bekkool

Heed

Heejee

Heedo

K’irb Nouw

Rook’ Aydellem

Bemekeena

Be’igir

(Dabbo) Alle?

(Boona) Alle

(Shay) Yellem

(Wooha) Alleh?

(Zirzir) Allesh?

Allegn

Yellegnim

Igzeyr Yistillign

Min Tifelligalleh?

Min Tifelligeeyallesh?

Ifelligallehoo/

Alfelligim

Taksee

Weraj Ale

Wagaw Sint Nouw?

Hieesab

Heesab Sint Nouw?

Nouw

Aydellem

Tillik’

Tinnish

Bet’am Tinnish

Bizoo

K’onjo Nouw

T’roo Aydellem

Bet’am T’roo

Inniheed

Simih/ Simish Man Nouw?

Simey… Ebalalehu

Numbers

Anid…. …….

Hoolet …….

Sost…………

Arat…………

Ammist …….

Siddist …….

Sebat………

Simmint……

Zet’egn……

Assir………..

Haya……….

Selassa…….

Ariba………..

Hamisa………

Silisa…………

Sebah……….

Semanya…….

Zetena……….

Meto………….

Andshee……..

Hooletshee

 

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