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Word or two about our translation tool

Our Amharic to English Translation Tool is powered by Google Translation API. You can start typing on the left-hand text area and then click on the "Translate" button. Our app then translates your Amharic word, phrase, or sentence into English. You can also visit our homepage to type in Amharic.

The translation only takes a few seconds and allows up to 500 characters to be translated in one request. Although this translation is not 100% accurate, you can get a basic idea and with few modifications, it can be pretty accurate. This translation software is evolving day by day and Google Engineers are working on it to make Amharic to English translation more intelligent and accurate. Hopefully, one day it will produce near to perfect translation!

Amharic language is widely spoken. More than 22 million people around the world speak this language. For those Amharic Speaker whose English is not strong, translating Amharic to English could be quite difficult. Many websites provide services to translate English for a few dollars. While it is a good idea to pay for translating lots of text (such as books, articles) and for professional service, there is no point paying for commonly used sentences, greeting messages, and other informal use. For these purposes, this tool can be used.

You can copy the translated text and then share them either on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or email it to your friends or family. They may think you are English speaking cool kids.

If you have any suggestions, and the translated sentence is way too funny then please share with us on our Facebook page. Finally, don't forget to give us a like and share it on Facebook with your loved one.

Features you should know:

Amharic sentence and phrase will be translated into English meaning.

For E.g. typing:
"ኢትዮጵያ ከአፍሪካ ረጅም ጊዜ ያለች አገር ናት." will be translated into "Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world."

Use our translator tool as Amharic to English dictionary.

For E.g.
"ቆንጆ (k’onijo)" meaning in English will be "Beautiful"
"ጎበዝ (gobezi)" meaning in English will be "Brave"

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Commonly Spoken Amharic to English Phrases

እወድሃለሁ - (iwedihalehu)
I Love you
እንኳን ደህና መጣህ - (inikwani dehina met’ahi)
እው ሰላም ነው - (iwi selami newi)
እንዴት ነህ? - (nideti nehi?)
How are you?
ደህና ነኝ, አንተስ? - (dehina nenyi, anitesi?)
I’m fine and you?
ስምህ ማን ይባላል? - (simihi mani yibalali?)
What is your name?
ስሜ ነው ... - (sime newi ...)
My name is ...
ስላገኘሁህ ደስ ብሎኛል - (silagenyehuhi desi bilonyali)
Pleased to meet you
አመሰግናለሁ - (ameseginalehu)
Thank you
ይቅርታ / ይቅርታ - (yik’irita / yik’irita)
Excuse me / Sorry
እንግሊዘኛ ትናገራለህ? - (nigilizenya tinageralehi?)
Do you speak English?
እኔ አማርኛ በደንብ አልናገርም - (ine amarinya bedenibi alinagerimi)
I don’t speak Amharic well
አልገባኝም - (aligebanyimi)
I don’t understand
እባክዎን በቀስታ ይናገሩ - (ibakiwoni bek’esita yinageru)
Please speak slowly
የመታጠቢያ ቤቶቹ የት ናቸው? - (yemetat'ebiya betochu yeti nachewi?)
Where are the restrooms?
ገንዘብ መለወጥ እችላለሁን? - (genizebi melewet’i ichilalehuni?)
Can I change money?
ይሄ ስንት ነው? - (yihe siniti newi?)
How much is this?
በጣም ውድ ነው! - (bet’ami widi newi!)
It’s too expensive!
እባክዎ እንደገና ይናገሩ - (ibakiwo inidegena yinageru )
Please say it again
ግራ / ቀኝ / ቀጥ ያለ - (gira / k’enyi / k’et’i yale)
Left / Right / Straight

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does Amharic To English text translation works?

Our translation service either use Google or Microsoft to translate the text you have typed in amharic.

Whenever you type a word, sentence or phrase in amharic - we send API requests to either Google or Microsoft for a translation. In return, they send back a response with a translated text in english.

Their system use machine-language technologies to bring together some cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (deep learning), big data, Web APIs, cloud computing etc to perform higher quality translations.

Can we download this translation service?

No. At a moment you can only use our amharic translation online.

However, you can install the Chrome extension tool called Google Translate Chrome Extension.

Once this translation tool is installed, you can highlight and right-click section of text and click on "Translate" icon to translate it to the language of your choice. Furthermore, you can translate entire web page by clicking on the "Translate" icon on the browser toolbar.

It support over 100 languages.

What other tools do you have for amharic typing and Translation?

We have the following tools:

  1. Amharic Typing Input Tool:

    With this tool you can type in English and Get in amharic. For e.g. typing "wede ītiyop’īya inikwani dehina met’u" gives you "ወደ ኢትዮጲያ እንኳን ደህና መጡ". Typing amharic is natural and you don’t need to remember complex amharic keyboard. Please visit: to use this tool.

    This amharic typing is absolutely free and you can email the text you have typed to anyone - including yourself.

  2. Amharic Speech Translator:

    Amharic speech translation service is provided by both Microsoft and Google. They both use their own cognitive services to translate spoken words and phrases into a language of your choice. For some languages, you will hear the translation spoken aloud.

    Microsoft Translator in particular powers speech translation feature across its products which can be used for Live Presentation, In-Person or Remote Translated Communication (such as Skype), Media Subtitling, Customer support and Business Intelligence.

Is this translation FREE?

Yes. This Amharic to Eng. text translation is absolutely FREE. You can use our translation tool for both personal and commercial use.

However, we have the following restrictions:

  1. Per Request Limit: At any time you can translate up to maximum of 500 per request. However, there is no restriction on the number of request you can send.

  2. Daily Limit : While you can make a number of requests for translation, you won’t be able to translate if we run out of a daily quota.

These restrictions are placed to ensure that robots or automated software are not abusing this facilities.

Can I translate from English To Amharic?

Yes. To translate from English to Amharic visit this link.

Why the translated text is not accurate?

As explained earlier, the machine-language technology is used to perform the translation. This translation software is evolving every day and as a time goes by the translation is going to be pretty accurate - especially for commonly used phrase and sentences.

At a moment, it is not perfect but our translation software is useful for those who needs help framing the sentence and get general idea on what the sentence or phrase is conveying the message.