English / Amharic Phrasebook
የእንግሊዝኛ / አማርኛ የአነጋገር መዝገበ ቃላት
ye’inigilīzinya / āmarinya ye’ānegageri mezigebe k’alati

  • Amharic Language
Ethiopia is Africa´s oldest independent nation and one of the first Christian nations, having been evangelized by the Ethiopian eunich who was baptized by Phillip as recorded in Acts 8. It is a fertile, mountain plateau surrounded by the drought-prone lowlands and deserts of the Red Sea coast and landlocked since the secession of Eritrea. It is home to 112 People Groups, 31 of whom are considered unreached by the Joshua Project.

Amharic is the primary and official language or Ethiopia, spoken as a first language by 28 million people. Another 2.7 million speakers of Amharic live in Eritrea (ኤርትራ), Canada, the USA and Sweden.

The English / Amharic Phrasebook contains a collection of 700 key words and phrases in English paired with Amharic conveniently arranged by various categories.

Also included is a guide to English and Amharic pronunciation and grammar.

A third section contains a collection of commonly used phrases / sample sentences.

Ideal for travelers, business people or students.


A Guide to English Pronunciation
Why Learn The Amharic Language?
A Guide to Amharic Pronunciation
Writing system
Sample text in Amharic
Useful phrases in Amharic
Conversation - ንግግር - nigigiri
Animals - እንስሳት - inisisati
Transportation - መጓጓዣ - megwagwazha
Directions - አቅጣጫዎች - āk’it’ach’awochi
Places - ቦታዎች - botawochi
Clothing - ልብስ - libisi
Colors - ቀለማት - k’elemati
People - ሕዝብ - hizibi
Jobs - ስራዎች - sirawochi
Society - ማኅበር - maḫiberi
Art - ሥነ ጥበብ - šine t’ibebi
Beverages - መጠጦች - met’et’ochi
Food - ምግብ - migibi
Home - መኖሪያ ቤት - menorīya bēti
Electronics - ኤሌክትሮኒክስ - ēlēkitironīkisi
Nature - ፍጥረት - fit’ireti
Measurements - መመጠን - memet’eni
Directions - አቅጣጫዎች - āk’it’ach’awochi
Seasons - ወቅት - wek’iti
Numbers - ቁጥሮች - k’ut’irochi
Months - ወሮች - werochi
Days - ቀናት - k’enati
Time - ጊዜ - gīzē
Body - አካል - ākali
Medical - የሕክምና - yeḥikimina
Money - ገንዘብ - genizebi
Family - ቤተሰብ - bētesebi


English / Amharic/ Transliteration
የአማርኛ / እንግሊዝኛ / በቋንቋ
bek’wanik’wa / ye’āmarinya / inigilīzinya
መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ከ የተመረጡ ቁጥር

Selected Verses from the Bible
Sources Used

Additional Resources in Amharic