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Phrases for Travellers

Learn essential phrases to effectively communicate with locals and navigate through the local areas with ease. This not only shows respect for their culture, language, and traditions but also enhances your travel experience.

Furthermore, familiarise yourself with a few useful phrases for finding suitable accommodation to help you effectively communicate your needs and preferences.

እንግሊዘኛ ትናገራለህ?
(inigilizenya tinageralehi?)
Do you speak English?
እንግሊዝኛ በደንብ አልናገርም።
(inigilizinya bedenibi alinagerimi.)
I don’t speak English well.
ትንሽ አረብኛ እናገራለሁ።
(tinishi arebinya inageralehu.)
I speak a little Arabic.
ገባህ?
(gebahi?)
Do you understand?
አልገባኝም.
(aligebanyimi.)
I don’t understand.
እባኮትን ቀስ ብለው ይናገሩ።
(ibakotini k’esi bilewi yinageru.)
Please speak slowly.
እባክህ ደግመህ ተናገር።
(ibakihi degimehi tenageri.)
Please say it again.
ሆቴሉን እየፈለግኩ ነው።
(hoteluni iyefelegiku newi.)
I am looking for the Hotel.
እንዴት እዛ ልደርስ እችላለሁ?
(inideti iza liderisi ichilalehu?)
How can I get there?
ክፍል ማስያዝ እፈልጋለሁ።
(kifili masiyazi ifeligalehu.)
I would like to book a room.
ለአንድ ሌሊት / ሰው ስንት ነው?
(le’anidi leliti / sewi siniti newi?)
How much is it per night / person?
ገንዘብ መቀየር እችላለሁ?
(genizebi mek’eyeri ichilalehu?)
Can I change money?
ወይን መግዛት እፈልጋለሁ።
(weyini megizati ifeligalehu.)
I would like to buy a wine.
ይሄ ስንት ነው
(yihe siniti newi)
How much is this?
እባክህ ደረሰኝ ማግኘት እችላለሁ?
(ibakihi deresenyi maginyeti ichilalehu?)
Can I have a receipt, please?
ግራ. / ቀኝ. / ቀጥታ.
(gira. / k’enyi. / k’et’ita.)
Left. / Right. / Straight.
ሆቴል የት ነው?
(hoteli yeti newi?)
Where is a hotel?
ለአንድ ሌሊት ስንት ነው?
(le’anidi leliti siniti newi?)
How much is it per night?
ቁርስ ተካትቷል?
(k’urisi tekatitwali?)
Is breakfast included?
እባክዎን ክፍል መያዝ እፈልጋለሁ።
(ibakiwoni kifili meyazi ifeligalehu.)
I would like to book a room, please.
ለ 2 ምሽቶች / ሳምንታት ቦታ ማስያዝ አለኝ።
(le 2 mishitochi / saminitati bota masiyazi ālenyi.)
I have a reservation for 2 nights / weeks.
ድርብ / ነጠላ / የቤተሰብ ክፍል አለህ?
(diribi / net’ela / yebetesebi kifili alehi?)
Do you have a double / single / family room?
ክፍሉን ማየት እችላለሁ?
(kifiluni mayeti ichilalehu?)
Can I see the room?
እዚህ ገመድ አልባ የበይነመረብ መዳረሻ አለ?
(izihi gemedi aliba yebeyinemerebi medaresha ale?)
Is there wireless internet access here?
ቁርስ መቼ/የት ነው የሚቀርበው?
(k’urisi meche/yeti newi yemik’eribewi?)
When/Where is breakfast served?
እዚህ ጉብኝቶችን ያዘጋጃሉ?
(izihi gubinyitochini yazegajalu?)
Do you arrange tours here?
እባክህ ቁልፌን ማግኘት እችላለሁ?
(ibakihi k’ulifēni maginyeti ichilalehu?)
Could I have my key, please?
ይቅርታ ቁልፌን አጣሁ!
(yik’irita k’ulifeni at’ahu!)
Sorry, I lost my key!
ምንም የሞቀ ውሃ የለም።
(minimi yemok’e wiha yelemi.)
There is no hot water.
የአየር ማቀዝቀዣ / ማሞቂያ / ማራገቢያ አይሰራም.
(ye’ayeri mak’ezik’ezha / mamok’iya / maragebiya ayiserami.)
The air conditioner / heater / fan does not work.
መውጫው ስንት ሰዓት ነው?
(mewich’awi siniti se‘ati newi?)
What time is checkout?
አሁን እየሄድኩ ነው።
(ahuni iyehediku newi.)
I am leaving now.

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For those whose first language is not አማርኛv, typing and translating Amharic to English can be difficult. There are many websites and agencies that provide online and offline translation and interpreting services. Those services can either be expensive or if it is free the quality of translation is often poor and unreliable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Transliteration and Translation?

Transliteration is a process of transferring similar-sounding words from one language to another. To give you an example, typing “ine amarinya bedenibi alinagerimi“ will be transliterated into “እኔ አማርኛ በደንብ አልናገርም“.

Whereas, translation is a process of converting the written word from one language to another. For E.g. converting text written from Amharic to English.

How does Amharic to English translation works?

Our online translation software uses either Google, Microsoft, or Yandex to translate word, sentence, and phrase from Amharic to English.

Whenever you enter words, sentences, or phrases in Amharic and click on the “Translate” button, our software sends a request to Google, Microsoft, or Yandex for translation.

Their backend system uses some of the cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, Web APIs, Big Data, etc to perform higher quality translations, and send back the response in English.

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Can I download this translation software?

At a moment you can only use our Amharic to English translator online.

However, you can download and install Google Translation Chrome extension tool on your Google Chrome browser.

With this, you can either translate the entire page you are browsing by clicking the translation icon on the browser toolbar. Or, you can also highlight and right-click the section of the text, and click on the “Translate” icon to get the translation result in a language you have chosen from the drop-down menu.

Why is the translation not accurate?

Our Amharic to English translation software uses automated machine-language technology provided by Google or Microsoft. As humans are not involved, in some cases it will miss the context and cultural nuances of the language.

Having said so, our translator is useful for those who need help framing the sentence and get a general idea of what the sentence or phrase is conveying the message. With little modification, you can get near to perfect translation. We have also embedded Amharic to English transliteration, with a help of which you can easily edit, modify or add Amharic to English text.

Furthermore, the Google and Microsoft Translation API is evolving every day and as time goes by the translation result is going to be pretty accurate.

Is it FREE?

Yes. Our translator is 100% free.

However, we have few restrictions in place to ensure that robots or automated software are not abusing our service.

At any time you can translate up to a maximum of 500 characters per request. But you can make unlimited requests provided that you don’t misuse our software.

How can I translate Amharic (አማርኛv) text on image or picture?

You can use third-party services, such as Yandex to translate words or sentences embedded in images or graphics.

Alternatively, if you are using a smartphone, you can download the Google Translate app that allows you to translate a picture. For this, you need to give Google Translate access to your camera. Once this is done, you can open the Google Translate app and tap on the Camera icon to translate any text on the picture.


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