คำศัพท์จากบทเรียน

How do I say no politely?

I'm busy
ኣብ ስራሕ ኣለኹ

theatre
ትያትር

How do I ask for information politely?

the nearest supermarket
እታ ዝቐረበትን ዝዓበየት ድኳን

the toilet
እቲ ዓይኒ ምድሪ

Excuse me!
ይቕሬታ

Sorry!
ይቕሬታ!

Sorry to bother you.
ይቕሬታ! ረቢሸካ።

How do I give directions?

left
ጸጋም

right
የማን

the first…
እቲ ቀዳማይ

the second…
እቲ ካልኣይ

road
ጽርግያ

supermarket
ዓቢ ድኳን

cinema
ሲነማ 

How do I talk about my habits?

always
ኩሉ ግዜ

often
ብዙሕ ግዜ

sometimes
ሓደ ሓድ ግዜ

hardly ever
ወትሩ ሳሕቲ ግዜ

never
ፍጹም

once
ሓደ ግዜ

twice
ክልተ ግዜ

three times
ሰለስተ ግዜ

How do I talk about my abilities?

football
ኩዕሶ እግሪ

to play (football)
ምጽዋት (ኩዕሶ እግሪ)

cooking
ምኽሻን

to cook
ምኽሻን

dancing
ሳዕስዒት

to dance
ምስዕሳዕ

to speak (a language)
ምዝራብ (ቋንቋ)

How do I compare two things?

cheap
ሕሱር

expensive
ክቡር

healthy
ጥዑይ

clean
ጽሩይ

thin
ቀጢን

How do I compare more than two things?

nice
ጽቡቕ፡ ምቹእ

tasty
ምቁር

delicious
ጥዑም ምቁር

good
ጽቡቕ

bad
ሕማቕ

cheap
ሕሱር

long
ነዊሕ

fun
ጸወታ ሰሓቕ

pretty
ጽብቕቲ

lovely
ፍትውቲ

interesting
ኣገዳሲ መሳጢ

exciting
መሳጢ

How do I talk about being ill?

a cold
ጉንፋዕ  

the flu
ሰዓል  

a cough
ምስዓል

a sore throat
ምሕርሓር ጎረሮ

a headache
ሕማም ርእሲ

a stomach ache
ሕማም ከብዲ   

a toothache 
ሕማም ስኒ

an earache
ሕማም እዝኒ

a backache
ሕማም ሕቖ

How do I respond to news?

a driving test
ፈተና ምምራሕ መኪና

the lottery
ሎተሪ

lost (past simple of ‘lose’)
ናይ “ኣጥፈአ” ወይ “ከሰረ” ሕሉፍ ቃል

How do I talk about what food is in my kitchen?

in the fridge
ኣብ ፍርጅ

a pepper
በርበረ

an onion
ሽጉርቲ

cheese
ጅብና

milk
ጸባ

eggs
እንቋቚሖ

tomatoes
ኮሚደረ

carrots
ካሮት

an omelette
ኦምለት