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Amharic Language Basics

Amharic

Amharic basics

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Commonly used Amharic phrases


inkuan dehna metu.............................to mean welcome


alga alea?.........................................to mean is there a room


migib alea?.......................................to mean what foods do you serve


se'at sint knaw?..................................to mean what time is it


hisab sint knaw?.................................to mean how do


wagaw sint knaw?................................to mean how much is its cost


simih manaw (m) or simish manaw (f)..to mean what is your name


wede yet knaw yemithedaw?................where are you going?


yet knaw...........................................where is  eg. silk bet yet knaw......where can I get telephone


 

Some basic Amharic words


nege.....................................tomorrow


behuala..................................later on


migib...................................food


wiha....................................water


alga..................................bed


mekina...............................car


menged...............................road


betekirsian...........................church


mesgid...............................mosque


se'at......................time


mata.....................night


tenege wediya.............................the day after tomorrow


ahun.........................................now


zare.......................................today


suri..................................trousers


kemis.........................................dress


set......................................female


wond........................................male


wenz...........................river


hayk..............................lake


shint bet..............................toilet


enkulal...............................egg


doro.....................................chicken


wetet.................................milk


lam..........................cow


chew............................salt


isat..................................fire


ferenj........................................foreigner


hakim bet..................................hospital


hakim...............................doctor


temari....................................student


inkilf....................................sleep


bal.......................................husband


mist....................................wife


lij......................................child


beteseb..............................family


ingida..................................guest


selam...................................peace


tsehay.................................sun


zinab................................rain


terara...............................mountain


awre................................wild animal


 


 

Adjectives


metifo............................bad


tiru..............................good


gobez.........................clever


fetan.............................fast


achir..............................short


rejim.............................long


tilik...............................big


tinish............................small


bizu..............................much


aznalehu.......................sorry


yikirta..........................excuses


 


Numbers


1 .............................and 


2 ............................. hulet


3 ............................. sosit


4  ............................. arat


5 .................................amist


6 ................................. sidist


7 ............................... sebat


8 ............................... simint


9 ................................ zetegn


10 ................................. asir


11 ................................. asira and


20............................... haya


21................................. haya and


30.................................. selasa


40 .................................. arba


50 ..................................... hamsa


60 .................................... silsa


70 ...................................... seba


80 ......................................... semanya


90 ....................................... zetena


100 .......................................... mato


200 .........................................  hulet mato


300 .......................................... sosit mato


...


1000 ....................................... and shi


2000 ...................................... hulet shi


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