AMHARIC WORDS AND PHRASES: TALKING TO A TAXI

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".

English

Amharic

Comment

How much to go to

---- hotel  sint ?

The bold e pronounced

That 's too much

beza

 

I will pay you only--- Birr

---- Birr yibekal

 

Park here

Izih akumelegn

 

Do you have change?

Mels aleh

 

Take me to ---

------- wusedegn

 

Slow down

Kes bel

 

Go faster

Tolo tolo

 

Come pick me at -----

----- se at nalegn

Fill the time on the space

 

 

 

 

Related links

- AT THE AIRPORT: MEETING PEOPLE

- AT THE AIRPORT: NUMBERS FOR NEGOTIATING PRICE

- AT THE HOTEL: FROM BOOKING YOUR ROOM

- AT THE RESTAURANT AND CAFE: COMMON WORDS

- AT THE SHOP: SHOPPING WORDS

-TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS IN ADDIS ABABA

- TRANSPORTATION OUTSIDE ADDIS ABABA

 

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