Tigrigna - Tigre - Tigregna - Ethiopian Language

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Tigre Useful Phrases and Words

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Basics


Hello: selam

Welcome: merhaba

Good morning: dehaando hadrika (m) / hadirkee (f)

Good afternoon: dehaando weelka (m) / weelkee (f)

Good evening: dehaando amsika (m) / amsikee (f)

Goodbye: dehaan kun

Yes: u-we

No: aykonen

Please: bejaka (m) bejakee (f)

Thank you: yekanyeley

Excuse me: yikrie-ta

I'm sorry: aytehazeley

How are you?: kemay aleka (m)/ alekee (f)

My name is.: shemey. iyu

I don't understand: ayeterede-anen


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Axum Monoliths in Tigray


Directions


Where is the.?: abbey alo.?

Airport: aryaporto

Bus station: maerefi autobus

Bus stop: autobus tetew tiblelu

Boat: jelba

Car: mekina

Taxi: taksi

Train: babur


Around Town


I'm looking for.: ne . yenadi alekoo

A bank: bank

The hospital: hospital

My hotel: natey hotel

The market: idaga/shooq

A pharmacy: farmacha

A post office: beit busta


Food


Breakfast: kursi

Lunch: mesah

Dinner: dirar

Water: mai

Beer: beera

Coffee: boon

Tea: shahee

Milk: tsaba

Sugar: shukar

Bread: bane

Rice: ruz

Numbers and More Common Phrases in Tigrigna

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Numbers


1: hadde

2: kelete

3: seleste

4: arba-ate

5: hamushte

6: shedushte

7: shewate

8: shemonte

9: tesh-ate

10: aserte


axum monoliths

Axum Monoliths in Tigray


More Common Words in Tigregna


Kamelekhum? How are you?

Dehankunu: Good bye

Dehan hider: Good night

Kindey? How much is it?

Aydelin: I don't want it

Leslassa: Soft drink

Mai gaz: Mineral water

Birra: Beer

Mai: Water

Oowe: Yes

Harrai: OK

Aykonnen: No

Shigarra: Cigarette

Shintibait: Toilet

Bun: Coffee

Shahi: Tea

Injera: Sour dough pancake

Tsebhi: Sauce or stew

Suwa: Local beer

Mes: Honey wine

Yekireta: Excuse me

Yekin yelley: Thank you

Na'a: Come

Kid: Go

Tsegem yellen: No problem