Useful Phrases

  • Tenastilign = Hello/how are you?
  • Ciao! = Good bye
  • Sintino? = How much is it?
  • Widdino = It's expensive
  • Efellegalow = I want
  • Alfellegum = I don't want
  • Tiru no = It's good
  • Tiru aydellem = It's not good
  • Simeh man no? = (Masc) What's your name?
  • Simesh man no? = (Fem) What's your name?
  • Leselassa = Soft dri nk
  • Amboha = Mineral water
  • Birra = Beer
  • Wuha = Water
  • Ow (as in how) = Yes
  • Ishi = OK
  • Aydellem = No
  • Shintibait = Toilet
  • Buna = Coffee
  • Shai = Tea
  • Injera = Sour dough pancake
  • Wot = Sauce or stew
  • Tela = Local beer
  • Tej = Honey wine
  • Yekirta = Excuse me
  • Amesegenalo = Thank you
  • Na! = Come
  • Hid! = Go
  • Chiger yellem = No problem
  • Beka = Enough
  • Bewhala = Afterwards/later
  • Qonjo = Beautiful