ቃላት ማጣቀሻ

How do I start a conversation?

What’s your name?
ሽምካ መን’ዩ?

My name’s
ሽመይ...

I’m…
ኣነ...

Nice to meet you.
ጽቡቕ ሌላ።

Nice to meet you, too.
ጽቡቕ ሌላ ይግበረልና።

Where are you from?
ካበይ ዓዲ መጺእካ?

I’m from…
ኣነ ካብ...

What do you do?
እንታይ ትገብር/ትሰርሕ?

I’m a...
ኣነ...

How do I give advice?

a diary
ዕለታዊ መዝገብ

a headache
ሕማም ርእሲ

take medicine
መድሃኒት ውሰድ

get fit
ኣካላትካ ብግቡእ ህነጾ

a gym
ቦታ ምውስዋስ ኣካላት

How do I talk about likes and dislikes?

I like…
ይፈቱ

I don’t like…
ኣይፈቱን

I love…
የፍቕር

I hate…
ይጸልእ

I don’t mind…
ኣይጸልእን እየ።

really
ብጣዕሚ/ብሓቂ

coffee
ቡን

chocolate
ቺኮላታ

How do I talk about my morning routine?

wake up
ተንስእ

get up
ሓፍ በል

have a shower
ነብስኻ ተሓጸብ

have breakfast
ቁርሲ ብላዕ

at 7 o’clock
ልክዕ ሰዓት ሸውዓተ

How do I talk about the weather?

It's sunny.
ጸሓይ ኣሎ

It's windy.
ንፋስ ኣሎ

It's rainy.
ዝናብ ኣሎ

It's raining.
ይዘንብ ኣሎ

It's snowing.
ውርጪ ይወርድ ኣሎ

cool
ዝሑል

warm
ምውቕ

How do I talk about where I live?

I live in a...
ኣነ ኣብ ይነብር

city
ከተማ

town
ዓዲ

village
ገጠር

North
ሰሜን

South
ደቡብ

East
ምብራቕ

West
ምዕራብ

How do I talk about someone's appearance?

mother
ኣደ

boyfriend
መሓዛ

pretty
ምጭውቲ

handsome
ምልኩዕ

long
ነዊሕ

short
ሓጺር

blonde
ወርቃዊ ጸጒሪ ዘለዎ/ዘለዋ

dark
ጸሊም

blue
ሰማያዊ

tall
ነዊሕ

How do I talk about someone's personality?

What’s he/ she like?
ንሱ/ ንሳ እንታይ ኢዩ ትመስል/ይመስል?

too
ኣዝዩ/ ምሒር/ኣመና

so
ስለዚ

a little
ቁሩብ

but
ግን

and
ከምኡ’ ውን

friendly
ሕዉስ

lazy
ሃካይ

funny
መስሓቅ

shy
ሓፋር

serious
ዕቱብ/ከቢድ

quiet
ህዱእ/ርጉእ/ስቕተኛ/ ስቅተኛ

talkative
ለፍላፊ

hardworking
ጻዕራም

How do I make a phone call?

Hello?
ሰላም

Hello, is ______ there, please?
ሰላም፡ ______ ኣሎ’ዶ በጃኻ?

Sorry, he/she's not here at the moment.
ኣይፋልን፡ ሕጂ ኣብዚ የለን/የላን።

Can I take a message?
መልእኽቲ ክቕበለካ’ዶ?

It's ok. I'll call back later.
ደሐን፡ ደሐር ክድውል እየ።

Hello, can I speak to _______, please?
ሰላም _______ ክዛረቦ ይኽእል’ዶ በጃኻ?

Yes. Who’s speaking, please?
እወ፡ መን ክብል?

It’s ______.
ኣነ______

How do I order food and drink in a café?

a black coffee
ጸላም ቡን

a green tea
ቀጠልያ ሻሂ

a cheese sandwich
ናይ ፎርማጆ ፓኒኖ

takeaway
ንገዛ ዝማልኦ መግቢ

have here
ኣብዚ እነሆ

How do I order food and drink in a restaurant?

the soup
ጸብሒ ወይ መረቕ

the fish
ዓሳ

with vegetables
ምስ ኣሕምልቲ

the chocolate cake
ናይ ቸኮላታ ዶልሺ

water
ማይ

How do I make requests?

borrow
ምልቃሕ

open the window
ነቲ መስኮት ክፈትዎ

sit
ኮፍ ምባል

How do I talk about how I feel?

relaxed
ዝተዛነየ

relaxing
ዘዛኒ

bored
ስልቹው

boring
ዘሰልቹ

excited
ታሕጓስ

exciting
ዘሕጉስ

weekend
ቀዳመ-ሰንበት

day off 
መዓልቲ ዕረፍቲ

(to have) nothing to do
ስራሕ ኣልቦ

How do I book an appointment?

book
መጽሓፍ

appointment
ቆጸራ

How about…?
ካልእ’ከ

Perfect!
ፍጹም/ትኽክል

See you then!
ኣብ ቀጻሊ የራኽበና

How do I give opinions?

karaoke
ካርዮኪ

awful
ዘስካሕክሕ/ዘሰንብድ

love
ፍቕሪ

fine
ጽቡቕ/ግርም

opinion
ርእይቶ

personally
ብወገነይ

How do I talk about my childhood hobbies?

play football
ኩዕሶ እግሪ እጻወት

watch films
ፊልም እርኢ

listen to music
ሙዚቃ እሰምዕ

a lot of
ብዝሕ ዝበለ

not… much
ብዙሕ ኣይኮነን

How do I talk about future arrangements?

as usual
ከምቲ ልሙድ

day off
መዓልቲ ዕረፍቲ

listen to music
ሙዚቃ ስማዕ

cinema
ኢነማ

How do I talk about future plans?

modal verb
ሓጋዚ ግሲ

How do I invite someone to do something?

invite
ምዕዳም

How do I reply to invitations?

cinema
ሲነማ

That sounds lovely!
ደስ ዘብል እዩ!