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Ethiopian Languages - Amharic



Directions and Other Useful Amharic Words

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Directions


Right = qeyn

Left = g'era

Straight ahead = QeTita menged

Opposite = TeQarani/Feet'lefeet

Adjacent = ATegeb/Gon

Turn left = wede g'ra taTef(to a guy)/taTefi(to a girl)/taTefu (to more than one person or to an elderly)

Turn right = wede Qegn taTef(to a guy)/taTefi(to a girl)/taTefu (to more than one person or to an elderly)


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Other Useful Words


How much? (money) Sint new?

Bread: dabo

Curry: wot

Meat: siga

Chicken: doro

Vegetable: ataklt

Spicy: qmemama

Mild: aletcha

Coffee shop: bunna bet

I am a vegetarian: Siga albelam ("I don't eat meat")

coffee with milk: Buna be'Wetet

Bars: metet bet

Shop: Sook


Leslassa: Soft drink

Amboha: Mineral water

Birra: Beer

Wiha: Water

Shintibait: Toilet

Buna: Coffee

Shai: Tea

Injera: Sour dough pancake

Tela: Local beer

Tej: Honey wine

Chiger yellem: No problem


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