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Word or two about our translation tool

ትግርኛ ትርጉም - Our Tigrinya to English Translation Tool is powered by Google Translation API. You can start typing in Tigrinya on the left-hand text area and then click on the "Translate" button. Our app then translates your Tigrinya words, phrases, or sentences into English.

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 Tigrinya to English translation more intelligent and accurate. Hopefully, one day it will produce near to perfect translation!

The Tigrinya language is widely spoken. More than people around the world speak this language. For those Tigrinya Speaker whose English is not strong, translating Tigrinya 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.

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:

Tigrinya sentence and phrase will be translated into English meaning.

For E.g. typing:
"ኢትዮጵያ ካብ ኣፍሪቃ ዝነውሐ ዕድመ ዘለዋ ናጻ ሃገር ኮይና፡ ኣብ ዓለም ካብ ዘለዋ ዕድመ ዝደፍአት ሃገር እያ።" 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 Tigrinya to English dictionary.

For E.g.
"ፅብቅቲ" meaning in English will be "Beautiful"
"ጅግና" meaning in English will be "Brave"

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Up to 500 characters can be translated into one request.

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Commonly Spoken Tigrinya to English Phrases

የፍቅረኪ እየ
I Love you
እንኳዕ ደሓን መፁ
ከመይ አለካ?
How are you?
ደሓን ኣለኹ ንስኻ ድማ?
I’m fine and you?
ሽምካ መን ይበሃል?
What is your name?
ኣርሴማ ይበሃል
My name is Arsema
ምሳኻ ምርኻበይ ደስ ኢሉኒ።
Pleased to meet you
Thank you
ይቕሬታ / ይቕሬታ
Excuse me / Sorry
እንግሊዝኛ ትዛረብ ዲኻ?
Do you speak English?
ትግርኛ ጽቡቕ ጌረ ኣይዛረብን’የ
I don’t speak Tigrinya well
I don’t understand
በጃኹም ቀስ ኢልካ ተዛረብ
Please speak slowly
ሽቓቕ ኣበይ ኣለዉ?
Where are the restrooms?
ገንዘብ ክቕይር ይኽእል ድየ?
Can I change money?
እዚ ክንደይ እዩ?
How much is this?
ኣዝዩ ክቡር’ዩ!
It’s too expensive!
በጃኹም ደጊምኩም በልዎ።
Please say it again
ጸጋም / የማን / ትኽ ዝበለ
Left / Right / Straight

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How does Tigrinya To English text translation works?

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

Whenever you type a word, sentence or phrase in Tigrinya - 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 uses 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 Tigrinya translation online.

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

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

It supports over 100 languages.

What other tools do you have for Tigrinya Typing and Translation?

We have the following tools:

  1. Tigrinya Typing Input Tool (also known as Google Transliteration):

    With this tool you can type in English and get in Tigrinya. For e.g. typing "deHan wˋalu" gives you "ደሓን ውዓሉ". This makes typing in Tigrinya natural as you don’t need to remember complex Tigrinya keyboard layout. Please visit: Google Input Tool for Tigrinya to use this tool.

    This Tigrinya typing tool is FREE. Additionally, you can email the text you have typed to anyone - including yourself.

  2. Tigrinya Unicode Typing:

    Online Tigrinya unicode tool will automatically convert any roman text into unicode Tigrinya. Whenever you type any letter, you will get additional hints to make your typing easier.

  3. Tigrinya Speech Translator:

    Tigrinya 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 features 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.

How do I translate Tigrinya Text from an Image to English?

Our Online software doesn't have a feature to translate Tigrinya Text from an Image.

If you have an Android or iPhone & iPad you can use your phone’s camera to translate signs or handwritten Tigrinya notes with the native Translate app. Follow this instruction guide.

For others and if you are using desktop and personal computer - you can use a well established third party website to do this.

We recommend, Yandex Tigrinya Image Translator.

Is this translation FREE?

Yes. This English to English 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 requests 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 Tigrinya?

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

Why is the translated text not accurate?

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

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

For those who would like accurate translation - there are plenty of websites that provide human translators for translating Tigrinya to English.