Phrase Guide

phrasesCommunity Members in Guassa Mountain

Simple Amharic pronunciation guide

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

M- masculine feminine & p( plural and can be used for older people)

The population of Menz-Gera district is Amhara, which is one of the largest groups in the country. Their language is Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. It is a Semitic language descended from Ge’ez, the ancient and liturgical language of Ethiopia, which at present is only used in the Orthodox Church.

Although English spoken in most shops, hotels and at the airport, learning some basic Amharic will help you to interact with locals and enjoy your stay in Guassa Community Conservation Area as well as in the rest of Ethiopia. Ultimately this will make your experience more enjoyable!

English

Amharic

HelloHalo
Good morningEndemen adderk (m)
Endemen addersh (F)
Good afternoon

Endemen walu/k(m) /  Endemen walsh(f)

Good evening

Endemen ameshu/eh(m)/esh(f)

Goodbye

Dehna hunu/hun(m)/hugne(f)

How are you? Tenayistillign /endemen not/eh(m)/esh(f)
I`m well, thank youDehna negn amesegenallehu
What is your name?Simewo mano(m)/sh(f)
Yes (all right)Eshi
No Aydelem/ayhonem
PleaseEbakoth (m)/Ebakesh (f)
Thank you (very much)(Betame) amesegenallehu
I don’t speak Amharic;Amaregna alenager
Only a littleTinish
Bathroom/toiletShinet bet
MoneyGenzeb
How much is it? Sint no?
Excuse me Yikrta
I am sorryAznallehu
GoodTiru/melkam
BadMetfo
ColdKezkaza
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