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Learn to speak the language of Ethiopia!

welcomw to learn Amharic እንኳን ደህና መጡ

Learn Amharic is a Web site where you can learn to speak Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. A Semitic language, Amharic is spoken by millions of Ethiopians around the world.

Africa's oldest independent nation, remains essentially hidden to the world. We hope that by offering useful tools and materials for learning Amharic, we hope Ethiopia its language, culture and traditions will become fresh and vital for learners of all ages and walks of life.

Whether you are an Ethiopian living in the disapora hoping to re-connect yourself or your children with your native culture, or a family raising adopted Ethiopian children as your own, or an admirer of the language, culture, music, there's a place for you here in our community of learners.

Buy "Laqech One" and start learning Amharic today!

In addition to our learning resources available here on Learn Amharic, we also offer an introductory text book to the language of Amharic. Amharic Ethiopian Script: Laqech One is the first in an ongoing series of instructional text books by our resident Amharic teacher Zewditu Fesseha. You can learn more about the text book and purchase it from a variety of retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Nobles , and Zewditu's book publisher, Authorhouse. You can see a preview of the book at Amazon.

 she has taught several Amharic sessions this year. If you are interested in joining her next session or would like private tutoring, please contact Zewditu at

Fidel, the alphabet system used to read and speak Amharic, is made up of 33 base characters, each with its own unique sound We choose Amharic Word of the Day words based on the Ethiopian Fidel characters used to pronounce them.  Let us explain.Fidel from each base character, another six characters are derived. And each of these characters also have a unique pronunciation. Our word choices follow the order in which the base characters and their "children" characters are presented 

ሀ-ha  ሁ-hu  ሂ-hi  ሃ-haa  ሄ-hey  ህ-h  ሆ- ho


If you live in the New York area and wanted to get in-person instruction, then you should link up with resident Amharic expert, Zewditu Fesseha. A dedicated instructor and a cultural ambassador with my own right,  has taught Amharic in the New York and to Bay Area CA  for  years.  Also written a text book: Amharic Ethiopian Script: Laqech One ,Book Two and book Three.

Currently teaching a weekly introductory Amharic Course by special arrangement.  If you are interested in joining the next session or would like private tutoring, please contact Zewditu at

Blog Posts

የወሩ ቃል/Word of the month

Posted by Zewditu Fesseha on April 15, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

መ    መሃላ  mehala   oath    

ሙ   ሙሉ ልብስ mulu lebs   suit

ሚ    ሚዛን mizan  scale

ማ     ማህል mehal  center

ም    ምላሽ   melash respond

ሞ    ሞልቷል   moltoal      there is plenty of it.

መልካም የፋሲካ በዓል…


መልካም አዲስ ዓመት /melkam adis amet/Happy Ethiopian New year

Posted by Zewditu Fesseha on September 14, 2019 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

1-ሰላም ለናንተ ይሁን/ selam lenante yehun / Peace to You.

(all time you meet a person this is the regular way of greeting)

2- መልካም አዲስ ዓመት .እንኳን አደረሰዎት

melkam adis amet enkuwan adersewot.(Happy Ethiopian new year).

3-አዲሱ ዓመት የጢና የሰላም የብልጽግና የትብብር ዘመን ያርገው.

In this New year wish you a peace,the love, the wealth and Unity 

adisu amet yeslam yetenenet yblsgna yetbbr zemen yargew.

4- ዘመን ሲለወጥ በአል ሲከበር ደስ ይላል /zemen silewt beal cikeber des ylal…


የሰላም የደስታ የጤና የጥምቀት በዓልHappy Ethiopian GENA and Epiphany to you all

Posted by Zewditu Fesseha on January 18, 2019 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

1   ሰላም ለናንተ ይሁን/selam lenante yehun- Peace to You.

2   ዳቦ ና ጠላ አለ እባካችሀ ኑ ጠበል ቅመሱ/dabo na tela ale ebakachu nu tebel qemesu 

     Please come have event bread and Tela (Ethiopian Beer).

3  የከተራን በአል ሄደን እናክበር/yeketera beal heden enakber-Lets go to a Festival celebration

4   ጥምቀት በአል ደስ ይላል /temqet  beal des 

     Epiphany festival it is joyful!

5   የውትሮ ሰው ይበለን/yewtro sew yargen-Let GOD make uslive to the future. 

6    ድምር ጥሩ ነው ምክንያቱም ያጠናክራል…


Word of the month የወሩ ቃል

Posted by Zewditu Fesseha on April 8, 2018 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

እንኳን አደረሳችሁ ለትንሳኤል  በዓል- enkuwan aderesachu letnsae beal-  Wish you a Happy Easter 

መልካም የፋሲካ በዓል- melkam yefasika beal- happy Easter!

እንኳን አብሮ አደረሰን- To all welcome to Easter !

የሰላም የደስታ በዓል ያርግልን- Wish  you all  peace ,happiness at these festival. ! 

አሜን /amen


I'm trying to pronounce amharic

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How do you say... in Amharic?

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