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Learn Amharic fast and easily with our language course ‘Amharic for beginners’.

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Learn Amharic - First words
Hi! ጤና ይስጥልኝ! ጤና ይስጥልኝ!
Hello! መልካም ቀን! ጤና ይስጥልኝ!
How are you? እንደምን ነህ/ነሽ? መልካም ቀን!
Good bye! ደህና ሁን / ሁኚ! መልካም ቀን!
See you soon! በቅርቡ አይካለው/አይሻለው! እንገናኛለን። እንደምን ነህ/ነሽ?

What is special about the Amharic language?

The Amharic language is special for many reasons, including its history, culture, and unique features. With over 30 million speakers, Amharic is mainly spoken in Ethiopia and by Ethiopian diaspora in countries like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, making it the second most spoken Semitic language after Arabic. Historically, Amharic has its roots in the ancient Ge’ez language, which was the classical language of Ethiopia. The Ge’ez script, also known as Fidel, is still used today to write Amharic, making it one of the few African languages with its own script. Amharic for beginners is one of over 50 free language packs that you can get from us. ‘50LANGUAGES’ is the effective way to learn Amharic online and for free. Our teaching materials for the Amharic course are available both online and as iPhone and Android apps.

Amharic culture has produced many famous poets, writers, and scholars who have made lasting contributions to literature and religious texts. Amharic literature includes various forms of oral and written storytelling, like fables, myths, and historical accounts. The Amharic language has a unique sound and is known for its complex structure. Its features, like the use of ejective consonants and the system of gender agreement, give it a distinct character. Amharic grammar and vocabulary are also very expressive, allowing for a rich and colorful language. With this course you can learn Amharic independently - without a teacher and without a language school! The lessons are clearly structured and will help you achieve your goals.

In the arts, the Amharic language has played a significant role in shaping Ethiopia’s cultural identity. Amharic music, which features traditional instruments like the krar, masenqo, and kebero, is famous for its unique melodies and rhythms. Amharic cinema has also produced notable films like “Teza“ and “Lamb,“ which have left their mark on movie history. Amharic is also the language of diverse food and flavors, inspiring chefs and food lovers around the world. Its connection to dishes like injera, doro wat, and kitfo adds to its charm. Learn Amharic fast with 100 Amharic language lessons organized by topic. The MP3 audio files for the lessons were spoken by native Amharic speakers. They help you improve your pronunciation.

Moreover, Amharic has influenced other languages, especially in vocabulary and culture. Many words in other Ethiopian languages, like Oromo and Tigrinya, have Amharic origins, showing the close relationship between the languages. The Amharic language is special because of its historical importance, unique features, rich cultural heritage, and influence on various fields like literature, arts, and cuisine. Learning Amharic gives you access to a fascinating and expressive language and helps you understand the cultural and intellectual achievements that have shaped Ethiopia and beyond.

Even Amharic beginners can learn Amharic efficiently with ‘50LANGUAGES’ through the practical sentences. First you will get to know the basic structures of the language. Sample dialogues help you to express yourself in the foreign language. Prior knowledge is not required.

Even advanced learners can repeat and consolidate what they have learned. You learn correct and frequently spoken sentences and you can use them immediately. You will be able to communicate in everyday situations. Use your lunch break or time in traffic to learn a few minutes of Amharic. You learn on the go as well as at home.