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'''Amharic''' is the main languange of north central [[Ethiopia]]
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'''Amharic''' is the main language of north central [[Ethiopia]]
  
Basics
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==Pronunciation guide==
  
Hello! -- Seulam!
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===Vowels===
Thank you! -- Ahmesugaynalo!
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Thank you very much! -- Betam ahmesugaynalo!
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How are you? -- Dunna noT (That last "T" is a hard t, called an emphatic consonant)
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I am well -- Dunna ñuey.
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Foreigner -- ferenji.
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Food
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===Consonants===
  
A locally grown grain, high in protein -- teff
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===Common diphthongs===
The local mild, slightly sour bread -- injera
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A delicious local curry sauce -- Berbere
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red meat -- Ziga
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chicken or poultry -- doro
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vegetable -- alterkek
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Spicy -- weT
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mild -- aletcha
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Coffee shop -- bunna bett
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I am a vegetarian. (literally, "there is no meat") -- Ziga albuelam. (Again, the Z is a hard, emphatic s.)
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==Phrase list==
  
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===Basics===
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; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
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; How are you? : Dunna noT? ('' ?'')
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; Fine, thank you. : Dunna ñuey. ('' '')
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; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
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; My name is ______ . :  ______ . (''  _____ .'')
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; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
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; Please. :  . ('' '')
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; Thank you (very much). :  (Betam) ahmesugaynalo. ('' '')
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; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
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; Yes. :  . ('' '')
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; No. :  . ('' '')
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; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
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; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
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; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
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; Do you speak English? :  ? ('' ?'')
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;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
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; Help! :  ! ('' !'')
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; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
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; Good morning. :  . ('' '')
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; Good evening. :  . ('' '')
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; Good night. :  . ('' '')
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; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
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; I don't understand. :  . ('' '')
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; Where is the toilet? :  ? ('' ?'')
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===Problems===
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===Numbers===
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===Time===
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====Clock time====
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====Duration====
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====Days====
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====Months====
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====Writing time and date====
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===Colors===
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===Transportation===
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====Bus and train====
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====Directions====
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====Taxi====
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===Lodging===
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===Money===
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===Eating===
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; Bread (Ethiopian) : injera
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; Curry : berbere
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; Meat (red): ziga
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; Chicken : doro
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; Vegetable : alterkek
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; Spicy : weT
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; Mild : aletcha
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; Coffee shop : bunna bet
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; I am a vegetarian : Ziga albuelam (literally, "there is no meat")
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===Bars===
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===Shopping===
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===Driving===
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===Authority===
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==Learning more==
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{{outline}}
  
 
[[Wikipedia:Amharic]]
 
[[Wikipedia:Amharic]]

Revision as of 05:56, 27 January 2007

Amharic is the main language of north central Ethiopia

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Dunna noT? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Dunna ñuey. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you (very much). 
(Betam) ahmesugaynalo. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bread (Ethiopian) 
injera
Curry 
berbere
Meat (red)
ziga
Chicken 
doro
Vegetable 
alterkek
Spicy 
weT
Mild 
aletcha
Coffee shop 
bunna bet
I am a vegetarian 
Ziga albuelam (literally, "there is no meat")

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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