Phrasebook

en Getting to know others   »   ti ምልላይ(ምፍላጥ)

3 [three]

Getting to know others

Getting to know others

3 [ሰለስተ]

3 [selesite]

ምልላይ(ምፍላጥ)

[mililayi(mifilat’i)]

Choose how you want to see the translation:   
English (UK) Tigrinya Play More
Hi! ሰ-ም- --ው ሰ___ ሃ__ ሰ-ም- ሃ-ው -------- ሰላም! ሃለው 0
s-----! h-le-i s______ h_____ s-l-m-! h-l-w- -------------- selami! halewi
Hello! ከ-- ---ኩም! ከ__ ዊ_____ ከ-ይ ዊ-ል-ም- ---------- ከመይ ዊዕልኩም! 0
k---y----‘il---m-! k_____ w__________ k-m-y- w-‘-l-k-m-! ------------------ kemeyi wī‘ilikumi!
How are you? ከ----? ከ__ ከ_ ከ-ይ ከ- ------ ከመይ ከ? 0
k----i --? k_____ k__ k-m-y- k-? ---------- kemeyi ke?
Do you come from Europe? ካ- -ው-ጳ--ኹም-መጺ-ም? ካ_ ኤ___ ዲ__ መ____ ካ- ኤ-ሮ- ዲ-ም መ-ኹ-? ----------------- ካብ ኤውሮጳ ዲኹም መጺኹም? 0
kabi-ēw--op’--d-ẖu-- ---s--ẖ---? k___ ē_______ d_____ m__________ k-b- ē-i-o-’- d-h-u-i m-t-’-h-u-i- ---------------------------------- kabi ēwirop’a dīẖumi mets’īẖumi?
Do you come from America? ካብ--መ-ካ --ም -ጺ--? ካ_ ኣ___ ዲ__ መ____ ካ- ኣ-ሪ- ዲ-ም መ-ኹ-? ----------------- ካብ ኣመሪካ ዲኹም መጺኹም? 0
k--i -m------d--̱--i--ets’--̱-m-? k___ a______ d_____ m__________ k-b- a-e-ī-a d-h-u-i m-t-’-h-u-i- --------------------------------- kabi amerīka dīẖumi mets’īẖumi?
Do you come from Asia? ካብ ኤስያ -ኹ- ----? ካ_ ኤ__ ዲ__ መ____ ካ- ኤ-ያ ዲ-ም መ-ኹ-? ---------------- ካብ ኤስያ ዲኹም መጺኹም? 0
ka-i ē-iya dīh---i-m-ts’īh-u-i? k___ ē____ d_____ m__________ k-b- ē-i-a d-h-u-i m-t-’-h-u-i- ------------------------------- kabi ēsiya dīẖumi mets’īẖumi?
In which hotel are you staying? ኣበየናይ---ል ኢ-ም -ቕ-ጡ ? ኣ____ ሆ__ ኢ__ ት___ ? ኣ-የ-ይ ሆ-ል ኢ-ም ት-መ- ? -------------------- ኣበየናይ ሆተል ኢኹም ትቕመጡ ? 0
a-ey-nayi -ote-- īẖ--- -ik-’-m-t’u-? a________ h_____ ī____ t_________ ? a-e-e-a-i h-t-l- ī-̱-m- t-k-’-m-t-u ? ------------------------------------- abeyenayi hoteli īẖumi tiḵ’imet’u ?
How long have you been here for? ኣ-- ክ-ደይ --ኩም? ኣ__ ክ___ ጌ____ ኣ-ዚ ክ-ደ- ጌ-ኩ-? -------------- ኣብዚ ክንደይ ጌርኩም? 0
abiz- --ni-ey- g--i--mi? a____ k_______ g________ a-i-ī k-n-d-y- g-r-k-m-? ------------------------ abizī kinideyi gērikumi?
How long will you be staying? ንኽ--ይ ክት-ንሑ --ም? ን____ ክ____ ኢ___ ን-ን-ይ ክ-ጸ-ሑ ኢ-ም- ---------------- ንኽንደይ ክትጸንሑ ኢኹም? 0
niẖ-nid-------i--’e--ḥu ī-̱-mi? n_________ k___________ ī_____ n-h-i-i-e-i k-t-t-’-n-h-u ī-̱-m-? --------------------------------- niẖinideyi kitits’eniḥu īẖumi?
Do you like it here? ደስ-ኢ-ኩ- ዶ--ብ-? ደ_ ኢ___ ዶ ኣ___ ደ- ኢ-ኩ- ዶ ኣ-ዚ- -------------- ደስ ኢሉኩም ዶ ኣብዚ? 0
d-si ī--ku-- do--b-zī? d___ ī______ d_ a_____ d-s- ī-u-u-i d- a-i-ī- ---------------------- desi īlukumi do abizī?
Are you here on vacation? ኣብዚዲኹም-ዕርፍቲ ት-ብ-? ኣ_____ ዕ___ ት____ ኣ-ዚ-ኹ- ዕ-ፍ- ት-ብ-? ----------------- ኣብዚዲኹም ዕርፍቲ ትገብሩ? 0
a--z-d----mi ----f-t--ti-ebi-u? a__________ ‘_______ t________ a-i-ī-ī-̱-m- ‘-r-f-t- t-g-b-r-? ------------------------------- abizīdīẖumi ‘irifitī tigebiru?
Please do visit me sometime! ን-ይ---------! ን__ ብ___ እ___ ን-ይ ብ-ሑ- እ-ዶ- ------------- ንዓይ ብጽሑኒ እንዶ! 0
n-‘-yi--i--’iḥunī--n---! n_____ b_________ i_____ n-‘-y- b-t-’-h-u-ī i-i-o- ------------------------- ni‘ayi bits’iḥunī inido!
Here is my address. እዚ-ኣ---- እዩ። እ_ ኣ____ እ__ እ- ኣ-ራ-ይ እ-። ------------ እዚ ኣድራሻይ እዩ። 0
iz-----rashayi i--። i__ a_________ i___ i-ī a-i-a-h-y- i-u- ------------------- izī adirashayi iyu።
Shall we see each other tomorrow? ጽባሕ---ራ-- ዲና? ጽ__ ክ____ ዲ__ ጽ-ሕ ክ-ራ-ብ ዲ-? ------------- ጽባሕ ክንራኸብ ዲና? 0
t---b-h-- -i-i-a-̱--i d-n-? t_______ k_________ d____ t-’-b-h-i k-n-r-h-e-i d-n-? --------------------------- ts’ibaḥi kiniraẖebi dīna?
I am sorry, but I already have plans. ይቕ--- ሓ- መደብ---ረ---ኹ። ይ____ ሓ_ መ__ ገ__ ኣ___ ይ-ሬ-፣ ሓ- መ-ብ ገ-ረ ኣ-ኹ- --------------------- ይቕሬታ፣ ሓደ መደብ ገይረ ኣሎኹ። 0
yi-̱’-r--a፣-h--d--m--ebi g--i-e-a-oẖu። y_________ ḥ___ m_____ g_____ a_____ y-k-’-r-t-፣ h-a-e m-d-b- g-y-r- a-o-̱-። --------------------------------------- yiḵ’irēta፣ ḥade medebi geyire aloẖu።
Bye! ቻው! ቻ__ ቻ-! --- ቻው! 0
c-awi! c_____ c-a-i- ------ chawi!
Good bye! ኣብ--ልኣ- ር--ና-( --ን ኩ--! ኣ_ ክ___ ር___ ( ድ__ ኩ___ ኣ- ክ-ኣ- ር-ብ- ( ድ-ን ኩ-)- ----------------------- ኣብ ክልኣይ ርክብና ( ድሓን ኩን)! 0
a-- -i-i’a-i-r--i--na - -iḥ----k-ni)! a__ k_______ r_______ ( d_____ k_____ a-i k-l-’-y- r-k-b-n- ( d-h-a-i k-n-)- -------------------------------------- abi kili’ayi rikibina ( diḥani kuni)!
See you soon! ክሳ-----! ክ__ ድ___ ክ-ብ ድ-ር- -------- ክሳብ ድሓር! 0
k-sa-i-d-ḥa--! k_____ d______ k-s-b- d-h-a-i- --------------- kisabi diḥari!

Alphabets

We can communicate with languages. We tell others what we're thinking or feeling. Writing has this function as well. Most languages have a written form, or writing. Writing consists of characters. These characters can be diverse. Most writing is made up of letters. These letters make up alphabets. An alphabet is an organized set of graphic symbols. These characters are joined to form words according to certain rules. Each character has a fixed pronunciation. The term ‘alphabet’ comes from the Greek language. There, the first two letters were called ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’. There have been many different alphabets throughout history. People were using characters more than 3,000 years ago. Earlier, characters were magical symbols. Only a few people knew what they meant. Later, the characters lost their symbolic nature. Today, letters have no meaning. They only have a meaning when they are combined with other letters. Characters such as that of the Chinese function differently. They resemble pictures and often depict what they mean. When we write, we are encoding our thoughts. We use characters to record our knowledge. Our brain has learned how to decode the alphabet. Characters become words, words become ideas. In this way, a text can survive for thousands of years. And still be understood…
Did you know?
Bengali is one of the Indo-Iranian languages. It is the native language of about 200 million people. More than 140 million of those people live in Bangladesh. There are also approximately 75 million speakers in India. Additional speakers are found in Malaysia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia. Bengali is thus one of the most spoken languages of the world. The language has its own writing system. There are even distinct symbols for numbers. Nowadays, however, Arabic digits are used most of the time. Bengali syntax follows strict rules. The subject comes first, then the object, and finally the verb. There are no grammatical genders. Nouns and adjectives also vary only slightly. That is a good thing for everyone that wants to learn this important language. And as many as possible should do so!