AMHARIC WORDS AND PHRASES: SHOPPING WORDS

Please note that our Ethiopian words and phrases collection is developed using a different approach. We know that learning a new language is difficult. More so when one tries to learn Ethiopian words and phrases as there are alphabeths pronounced differently. Our effort therefore is not to provide tourists with Ethiopian words and phrases in their formal context. Rather we pick the word or phrase easier for a tourist to communicate. For example " how are you" can be said in using different words and phrases, depending on sex and age. Rather than providing a tourist with a list of words which are hard to pronounce, we took the measure of picking simple words like "Selam".

 

Note: for price purposes please refer to our amharic numbers link

English

Amharic

Comment

How much is this?

yehe sint new?

the "e" in the new pronounced as "ea" in Earnest

expensive

wud new

the "e" in the new pronounced as "ea" in Earnest

different size

lela size

size is adopted and mostly understood by all shops

can i try it

lilekaw?

 

give me your final price

mecheresha

 

I don't want this one

yihen alfelegem

 

That one

yagnaw

 

Like this one

indih aynet

 

Good bye

ciao

 

 

 

 

 

Related links

- AT THE AIRPORT: MEETING PEOPLE

- AT THE AIRPORT: TALKING TO A TAXI

- AT THE AIRPORT: NUMBERS FOR NEGOTIATING PRICE

- AT THE HOTEL: FROM BOOKING YOUR ROOM

- AT THE RESTAURANT AND CAFE: COMMON WORDS

- SERVICE DIRECTORY

 

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