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Getting Started with Amharic

If you're looking to learn and communicate in Amharic quickly, these commonly translated phrases can be helpful. They include conversation starters, greetings, and polite expressions.

Hello. / Hi.
ሀሎ. / ሃይ.
(halo. / hayi.)
How are you?
I am fine. And you?
ደህና ነኝ. አንተስ?
(dehina nenyi. anitesi?)
What is your name?
ስምህ ማን ነው
(simihi mani newi)
My name is Abdul.
አብዱል እባላለሁ።
(abiduli ibalalehu.)
I am pleased to meet you.
በማግኘቴ ደስተኛ ነኝ።
(bemaginyete desitenya nenyi.)
Thank you.
You are welcome.
ምንም አይደል.
(minimi ayideli.)
Excuse me. / Sorry.
ይቀርታ. / አዝናለሁ.
(yik’erita. / azinalehu.)
Yes. / No.
አዎ. / አይ.
(awo. / ayi.)
Good morning.
ምልካም እድል.
(milikami idili.)
Good afternoon.
እንደምን አረፈድክ.
(inidemini arefediki.)
Good night.
ደህና እደር.
(dehina ideri.)
See you later.
ደህና ሁን.
(dehina huni.)
በህና ሁን.
(behina huni.)
Today is a nice day, isn`t it?
ዛሬ ጥሩ ቀን ነው አይደል?
(zare t’iru k’eni newi ayideli?)
Where are you from?
አገርህ የት ነው
(agerihi yeti newi)
I am from Ethiopia.
እኔ ከኢትዮጵያ ነኝ።
(ine ke’itiyop’iya nenyi.)
Do you live here?
እዚህ ነው የሚኖሩት?
(izihi newi yeminoruti?)
Do you like it here?
እዚህ ይወዳሉ?
(izihi yiwedalu?)
Yes, I like it here.
አዎ እዚህ ወድጄዋለሁ።
(awo izihi wedijewalehu.)
How long are you here for?
እስከመቼ ነው እዚህ ያሉት?
(isikemeche newi izihi yaluti?)
I am here for three days / weeks.
ለሦስት ቀናት / ሳምንታት እዚህ ነኝ።
(lesositi k’enati / saminitati izihi nenyi.)
Where are you going?
ወዴት እየሄድክ ነው?
(wedeti iyehediki newi?)
I am going to shopping.
ገበያ ልሄድ ነው።
(gebeya lihedi newi.)
How old are you?
ስንት አመት ነው?
(siniti ameti newi?)
I am 23 years old.
23 ዓመቴ ነው።
(23 ‘amete newi.)
What is your occupation?
ሥራህ ምንድን ነው?
(sirahi minidini newi?)
I am an Electrician.
እኔ የኤሌክትሪክ ሠራተኛ ነኝ።
(ine ye’elekitiriki seratenya nenyi.)
I am a student.
ተማሪ ነኝ.
(temari nenyi.)
I am retired.
ጡረታ ወጥቻለሁ።
(t’ureta wet’ichalehu.)

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Amharic (አማርኛv) is the national language of Ethiopia. It is spoken by over 22 million people as their first language and additional 7 million people as their second language

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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 “simihi mani yibalali?“ will be transliterated into “ስምህ ማን ይባላል?“.

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

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

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Why is the translation not accurate?

Our Amharic 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.

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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 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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