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Our Vocabulary Selection Process for Amharic Word of the Day

If you’ve followed Amharic Word of the Day for the past few weeks, you’re probably wondering how we select vocabulary. We choose Amharic Word of the Day words based on the Ethiopian Fidel characters used to pronounce them. The process is a little like A is for apple, B is for bus. Let us explain. Fidel, the alphabet system used to read and speak Amharic, is made up of 33 root characters, each with its own unique sound.



From each root… Continue

Added by Victor Haseman on December 25, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Amharic Word of the Day: Thursday, Nov 26, 2009: Amesegenalehu

Welcome to Learn Amharic's Amharic Word of the Day where you can learn a new word in Amharic everyday. Because today is Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a good idea to share the word translation of "thank you" in Amharic. There are several ways to say "thank you" but the most widely used is Amesegenalehu, pronounced "Amäsäggänälehu." We hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving day and that you will come back tomorrow for a new Amharic word!

Added by Victor Haseman on November 26, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Amharic Word of the Day: Monday, Nov 23, 2009: Hägar

Welcome to Learn Amharic's Amharic Word of the Day where you can learn a new word in Amharic every day. Today's word is hägar which means country. Hägar is pronounced "hah-ger." Come back daily for a new Amharic word!

Added by Victor Haseman on November 23, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Live in New York? Take a Class With Our Resident Expert

If you live in the New York area and wanted to get in-person instruction, then you should link up with our resident Amharic expert, Zewditu Fesseha. A dedicated instructor and a cultural ambassador in her own right, Zewditu has taught Amharic in the New York area for several years. She has also written a text book: Amharic Ethiopian Script: Laqech One.



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Added by Victor Haseman on November 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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