Introduction/Chief Complaint

English Amharic
You: Hello. You: Tenastalegn.
You: Good morning. You: Endemin aderk/adersh?
You: Good afternoon. You: Endemin walk/walsh?
You: Good evening. You: Dena amesheh/ameshesh.
You: My name is Doctor Rick. You: Sime Hakim Rick yibalal.
You: What is your name? You: Simih/simish ma niw?
Patient: My name is Abebe. Patient: Sime Abebe yibalal.
Patient: Sime Abebe niw.
You: How are you? You: Selam?
You: Endetnih/endetnish?
You: Endemineh/endeminesh?
Patient: Very good. Patient: Dena negn.
Patient: Betam dena negn.
Patient: I am ill. Patient: Yamegnal.
Patient: Not good. Patient: Dena aydelehum.
Patient: I feel very bad. Patient: Betam yamegnal.
You: How can I help you? You: Min lirdah/lirdash?
Patient: I have pain. Patient: Himem yisemagnal.
Patient: Yamegnal.
Patient: I have fever. Patient: Tukusat alegn.
Patient: I have vomiting. Patient: Wadalay yelegnal.
Patient: Yasmelisegnal.
Patient: Yastawikenyal.
Patient: I have diarrhea. Patient: Tekmat yezounyal.
Patient: Tekmat alegn.
Patient: Yaskamatenyal.
You: Where are you from? You: Agerih/agerish yet niw?
You: What region are you from? You: Keyetingnaw kilil niw yemetahiw/yemetashiw?
You: Yet kilil niw yemetinoriw/yemetinoriyew.
Patient: I am from (Addis Ababa). Patient: Agere Addis Ababa niw.
Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
Shewa Shewa
Tigray Tigray
Gonder Gonder
Gojam Gojam
Welega Welega
Ilubabor Ilubabor
Kefa Kefa
Gamo-Gofa Gamo-Gofa
Sidamo Sidamo
Bale Bale
Harerge Harerge
Arsi Arsi
You: How old are you? You: Edmeh/edmesh sint niw?
You: What is your job? You: Sirah/sirash mindin niw?
Patient: I am a student. Patient: Enay temari negn.
animal herder irrenya
plant farmer gebere
arso’adurr
cook megib serratenya
factory worker yefabrika serratenya
teacher astemari
student temari
driver shoofair
cashier hisab tekebai
gardener atkiltenya
housemaid yebet serratenya
tailor libs sefi
businessman negade
store clerk sook serratenya
beggar yene bite
shoe shiner nistro
guard ţibeka
office worker bureau serratenya
day laborer yeķen serratenya
doctor hakim
accountant hisab serratenya
nurse nurse
carpenter anatşi
artist sehalli
engineer mehandis
homemaker gimbenya
journalist gazeţenya
lawyer ţebeķa
scientist temeramari
tour guide asgobgni
tradesperson yeh ej balehmuya
unemployed serra feht
retired ţureta weţechallo
government worker yemengist serratenya
Patient: I’m angry. Patient: Tehnadejallo.
Patient: I’m cold. Patient: Birdonyal.
Patient: I’m happy. Patient: Destegna.
Patient: I’m hot. Patient: Mokegn.
Patient: I’m hungry. Patient: Rabegn.
Patient: I’m sad. Patient: Azenyallo.
Patient: I’m thirsty. Patient: Wuha ţmany.
Patient: I’m tired. Patient: Dekmoignal.
You: Do you understand? You: Gebbah/gebbash?
Patient: I understand/do not understand. Patient: Gebtonyal/algebanyem.
You: Is there a translator? You: Astergwami aleh?
You: Speak slowly. You: Ķess baleh teneger/balesh tenageri.
You: Does anyone speak English here? You: Englizenya yemichel ale?
You: Are you married? You: Agebtehal/agebteshal?
Patient: I am married. Patient: Agbichallo.
Patient: I am engaged. Patient: Echonya alegn.
Patient: I’m divorced. Patient: Tefatechallo.
Patient: My died. Patient: Yenne motewal.
You: How many brothers and sisters do you have? You: Sint wendemoch na ehatoch aleh/alish?
Patient: I have (one) brother. Patient: (And) wendim alegn.
Patient: I have (three) sisters. Patient: (Sost) ehetoch aloin.
Patient: He/she is a student. Patient: Esu temari niw/Eswa temari nech.
You: What is your religion? You: Haimanoteh/haimanotesh mendeno?
Patient: I’m . Patient: negn.
Catholic (0.7%) Katolik
Christian Kristiyan
Hindu Hindu
Jewish Aihudawi
Muslim (33.9%) Islam
Orthodox (43.5%) Ortodoks
Protestant (18.6%) Pente/Protestant