tigrigna 101

Greetings

Hello	 		selam
Goodbye			selamat
			Dehan we'al/we'alki 
How are you?		Kemey aleka/we'ali
Good morning?		Dehan haderka/haderki
Good afternoon?		kemey we`ilka/we`ilki
Where are you from? 	Kabey ika/iki
Where are you going?	Nabey ika/iki
Thank you		Yeqniyeley
Please			bejaka/bejaki
Yes			owe
No			no
Good			tsebuk
Bad			Himaq
What is your name	Men shimka/shimki
My name is Daniel 	Shimey Daniel iyu 
I live in Eritrea	ab Eritrea yineber

Numbers

1	Hade		12	`aserte-kilte, etc.
2	kilte		20	'esra
3	seleste		30	selasa
4 	arb'Ite		40	arba'a
5	hamushte	50	hamusa
6	shudushte	60	susa
7	shew'ate	70 	seb'a
8	shemonte	80 	semanya
9	tich'ate	90 	tes'a
10	'aserte		100	miti
			1000	sheh

Days of the week

Monday / senui
Tuesday	 / selus
Wednesday / rebu
Thursday / hamus
Friday /'arbi
Saturday / qedam
Sunday / senbet

Telling the time

What time is it? / se'at kindey koyno?
Four o'clock / se'at arb'ate
Quarter past four / se'at arb'aten reb'in
Half past four / se'at arb'aten ferqan
Quarter to five / se'at hamushte reb'i godel

Useful words and phrases

It's difficult	  / tsegem iyu
It's important / adlay iyu
Do you understand? / terdioka/ki do? 
I understand / teredioni
What is this? / izi entay iyu
No problem / shiger yelen
Enough / baqa
The same / 	kolo hade
I know / felite
I don't know / ayfelton
Beutiful day / tsebuq me'alti
Not here / abzi yelen

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