Learn Amharic

 Pronunciation
a as the ‘a’ in father
e as the ‘e’ in set
I as the ‘I’ in ship
o as the ‘o’ in go
u as the ‘oo’ in boot
gn as the ‘gn’ in compagne (French)
Amharic spellings that follow are phonetic as per the above guide to aid in pronunciation
M- Masculine
F – Feminine
P – Plural and can be used for older people
English Amharic
Hello         ……………………. Halo
Good Morning       …………. Endemn adderu(P)/  h(M)/ sh (F)
Good Afternoon     ………… Endemn walu(P)/ h(M)/ sh(F)
Good Evening     …………… Endemn ameshu(P)
eh(M)/ esh(F)
Goodbye      ……………………. Dehna hunu(P)
hun(M)/ hugne(F)
How are you?      …………. Tenayistillign/endemen not?(P)
eh(M)/ esh(F)
I am well                …………. Dehna negn
Thank you very much   ……… (Betam)
amesegenallehu
You’re welcome    ………….. Minim aydel
(don’t mention it )
Please come in      ………… Yigbu(P) /giba(M)/
gibi(F)
Please sit down    ………… Yikemetu(P)/ tekemet(M)
tekemechi(F)
What is your name ?   ……… Simewo man no?(P)
h(M)/ sh(F)
My name is             …………… Sime…….no
Where do you      …………….. Keyet metu ?(P)
 come freom ah(M)/ash(F)
Hagero yet no ?(P)
eh(M)/esh(F)
I come from …….. Ke…………. Metahu
My country is ………. Hagere……..no
Can you speak  …………… Amaregna yenageralu ?(P)
 Amharic? tenageraleh(M)
tenageriyalesh(F)
Only a little  …………………… Tinish
I want to learn more   ……….. Yebelete memar ifelegalehu
How do you find Ethiopia   … Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat?(P)
hat(M)/ shat(F)
I like it here    ……………….. Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal
English Amharic
Hello         ……………………. Halo
Good Morning       …………. Endemn adderu(P)/  h(M)/ sh (F)
Good Afternoon     ………… Endemn walu(P)/ h(M)/ sh(F)
Good Evening     …………… Endemn ameshu(P)
eh(M)/ esh(F)
Goodbye      ……………………. Dehna hunu(P)
hun(M)/ hugne(F)
How are you?      …………. Tenayistillign/endemen not?(P)
eh(M)/ esh(F)
I am well                …………. Dehna negn
Thank you very much   ……… (Betam)
amesegenallehu
You’re welcome    ………….. Minim aydel
(don’t mention it )
Please come in      ………… Yigbu(P) /giba(M)/
gibi(F)
Please sit down    ………… Yikemetu(P)/ tekemet(M)
tekemechi(F)
What is your name ?   ……… Simewo man no?(P)
h(M)/ sh(F)
My name is             …………… Sime…….no
Where do you      …………….. Keyet metu ?(P)
 come freom ah(M)/ash(F)
Hagero yet no ?(P)
eh(M)/esh(F)
I come from …….. Ke…………. Metahu
My country is ………. Hagere……..no
Can you speak  …………… Amaregna yenageralu ?(P)
 Amharic? tenageraleh(M)
tenageriyalesh(F)
Only a little  …………………… Tinish
I want to learn more   ……….. Yebelete memar ifelegalehu
How do you find Ethiopia   … Itiyopiyan endet agegnuat?(P)
hat(M)/ shat(F)
I like it here    ……………….. Itiyopiya Tesmamtognal
English Amharic
Sunday Ihud
Monday Segno
Tuesday Maksegno
Wednesday Erob
Thursday Hamus
Friday Arb
Saturday Kedame
English Amharic
Today Zare
Tomorrow Nege
Yesterday Tilant
Now Ahun
Quickly Tolo
Slowly Kes
Mr. Ato
Mrs. Weyzero
Miss Weyzerit
I Ene
You Ersewo
He,She Essu, Essoa
We Egna
They Ennessu
What? Min?
Who? Man?
When? Metche?
English Amharic
Hotel Hotel
Room Kifil
Bed Alga
To sleep Metegnat
To bathe Galan metateb
Where is the toilet ? Metatebiya betu yet new?
Where may I get something to drink? Yemiteta neger yet agengalehu?
Coffee Buna
One(cup of) coffee And (sini) buna
Beer Birra
Cold Kezkaza
Hot Muk
Tea Shay
Food Migib
Meat Siga
Fish Assa
Bread Dabo
Butter Kebe
Sugar Sikuar
Salt Chow
Pepper Berbere
Shop Suk
To buy Megzat
To sell Meshet
Money Genzeb
Cent Santime
How much does this cost ? Wagaw sint no?
That is quite expensive Betam wood no
English Amharic
One And
Two Hulet
Three Sost
Four Arat
Five Amist
Six Sidist
Seven Sebat
Eight Semmint
Nine Zetegn
Ten Asser
Eleven Asra-and
Twelve Asra – hulet
Thirteen, etc. Asra – sost, etc.
Twenty Haya
Twenty-one, etc. Haya – and, etc.
Thirty Selasa
Thirty-one, etc. Selasa – and, etc.
English Amharic
Where?(place) Yet?
Where is it? Yet no?
Where?(direction) Wodet?
Street/road Menged
Airport Awiroplan marefeya
Where is the hotel? Hotelu yet no?
Where are you going? Yet iyehedu no? eh(M)/esh(F)
I am going to ……. Wede….. iyehedku no
Turn right    ………………………………….. Wede kegn yitatefu/ (P)
tatef(M)/ tatefi(F)
Turn left   …………………………………….. Wede gra yitatefu(P)
tatef(M)/ tatefi(F)
Go straight   ………………………………. Ketita yihidu(P)
hid(M)/ higi(F)
Please stop here    ……………………. Ezih Yikumu (P)
kum(M)/ kumi(F)
Come    …………………………………….. Na(M) / Ney(F)/
Nu(P)
 Go             ………………………………… hid(M)/higi(F)
Hidu(P)
Stop          ……………………………….. Kum(M)/Kumi(F)
Kumu(P)
 Help      ……………………………………. Irdagn(M)/irgegn(F)
Irdugn(P)

Source: AddisAllAround.com