Sidama Language Level One Course Syllabus

Developed by Sidama Forum (SRDF) .



Instructors : SRDF members
Contact us at: agidaana@gmail.com

A. Description
This course will teach the participants the foundational structure and essential vocabulary of Sidama language and it is free for anybody who wants to learn Sidama language.

B. Organization
The course starts from the beginning and the units are presented step by step. Unit nine is on going expansion area. Questions and suggestions of the participants are always encouraged.

C. Course objectives
1) To introduce the participants to the Sidama language and pave ways for those who would like to learn more about the language and culture of the Sidama people.
2) To help the participants be able to speak in Sidama language following a successful completion of this course.

C. Course Topics
The course will cover the following topics:

Unit One
General Greetings and Introductions
--Hello or Goodbye, Good morning/Good evening
--How are you? My name is----, What is your name?
--Do you speak Sidama Language? What language do you speak?
--Greetings to someone you haven't seen in a week or so

Unit Two
Naming Body Parts (from head to toe)

Unit Three
Months of the year/Days of the week and counting in Sidama language (Numbers)

Unit Four
Demonstrative pronouns: This/That and These/Those + W5 (what,who, When,where,Why)

Unit Five : How to Ask and Respond to Questions

--Asking for directions, asking for the time, asking how much something costs
--Asking what someone has said (in order to get them say it again)
--Asking what someone likes/dilikes
--Asking which bus to get on to go to Hawassa
--Asking how one is feeling (eg, cold/flu)

Unit Six
Morning rituals--Get up, washing up, eating, breakfast, eggs, bread, juice,tea, coffee, butter...

Unit Seven
Talking about School, school work (e.g. home work/assignments...), colors

Unit Eight
Conversations
----On telephone
---About weather
---About holidays

Unit Nine
Translations of useful words/phrases
Unit 1 : (General greatings....)

Sidama language alphabets
a, b, c, d, dh, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, ny, o, p,q, r, s, sh, t, u, v, w, x, y, z

Vowels

Short
A , E, I, O, U
a, e, i, o, u
Long
AA, EE, II, OO, UU
aa, ee, ii, oo, uu
Some of the key words in this unit

Greeting or being well-----Keere
Spending night----------Gala
Spending day----------Hosa
How---------------Hiitto
Me/I----------Ane/ani
Name--------Su'maa
Language--------Afo
To know-------Egenna


Words/Phrases/Sentences

Hello----Keereho
Good morning-----Keere gallito (singular. masculine)
-----Keere gallita (singular, feminine)
----Keere galtini (plural/show of respect)

Good evening-----Keere hosito (singular, masculine)
------Keere hosita (singula, feminine)
-----Keere hosini (plural/show of respect)

Goodbye -----------Keeruni
How are you?-----Hittonni nootto (singula, masculine)
------Hittonni nootta (singular, feminine)
------Hittonni heedhinoy (plural or show of respect)
My name is Saato-----Ane su'mi Saatoti
------Ani Saatoti
What is your name?-----Ate su'mi ayeti? / Ayeti ate su'mi?
Do you speak Sidama language?------Sidaamuafo eggennoto?

Unit 2: Body parts
Hair----------Danancho
Grey hair--------Awuwe
Head-------------Umo
Forehead-------- Alba
Eye-----------------Elle
Ear------------------Macca
Nose----------------Sano
Mouth---------------Afo
Teeth----------------Hinko
Tooth----------------Hinkicho
Lip--------------------Summee
Chin-----------------Gaacco
Neck-----------------Gowwaa
Shoulder------------Qotte
Hand------------------Angaa
Finger----------------Angicho
Chest----------------Gagaso
Back------------------Badhe
Waist-----------------Hallo
Buttocks------------Dollaa
Leg--------------------Lekkaa
Knee------------------Gullucho
Heel--------------------Ginde
Toe---------------------Lekkichcho

Unit 3 :Months of the year/Days of the week, and Counting in Sidama language(Numbers)
September-----------Birra
October---------------Onkolessa
November------------Sadassa
December------------Arfassa
January----------------Amajae
February---------------Badheessa
March-------------------Doteessa
April---------------------Channssa
May-------------------- Ella
June--------------------- Woxawaje
July---------------------- Adolessa
August-------------------Wochawarro

The four days in Sidama week are:
1) Dikko
2) Deela
3) Qawado
4) Qawalaanka
Yes, Sidama week has only 4 days.

The two main seasons
Arro (hot dry weather --October to March)
Hawado (rainy season----April to September)

Counting in Sidama language (Numbers)

1 ----- mite 6-----Lee 11 -----Tona;mite
2 ----- Lame 7------Lamala 12----- Tona-lame
3 ----- Sase 8 ----- Sette 13------ Tona-sase
4------- Shole 9 -----Honse .
5 -------Onte 10----- Tonne 20------ Lemo

21------ Lemina-mite 22------ Lemina-Lame 23------ Lemina-sase ...
30------ Sajoo 40------ Shoyiloo 50 ------Ontayo
60------- Leyayo 70------ Lamallayo 80------ Settayo
90 ------Honsao 100----- Xibbee
31------- Sajina-mite 41------ Shoyilina-mite 51----- Ontayina-mite
61------- Leyina-mite 71------ Lamalayina-mite 81------ Setayina-mite
91------- Honsayina-mite

100------ Xibbe ( mitto-xibbee)
200------ Lame-xibbee
300------- Sase-xibbee
400------- Shole-xibbee
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1000------ Kume (mitto-kume)


Unit 4: Demonstrative pronouns (This,That, These & Those) and W5 (who, what, where, when & why)

This------Kuni (masculine)
------Tini (feminine)
That------Hakku (masculine)
------Hatti (feminine)
These-----Kurri (both masculine & feminine)
Those-----Hakurri (both masculine & feminine)
What------Maa/Maricho
Who-------Aye/Ayee
Which-----Hiikku (masculine) /Hiitee(feminine)
Where-----Hiikko/ Mammicho
When------Mayana / Mammote /Madiro (hour/day/year)
Why--------Mayira

Unit 5: How to Ask and Respond to Questions
Is this your house?------------ -Kuni ate mineeti?
Yes, this is my house.------- -Ae, kuni ane mineeti.
-------- -Ae, kuni mine'yati.
No, this is not my house.--------Dee'ni, kuni di-ane mineeti / dee'ni di-mineyati kuni.
Is this your brother/ father?--------Kuni ate rodooti/annaati?
---------Kuni rodookiti/ annaakiti?
Is this your sister/mother?---------Tini ate rodooti/amaati?
----------Tini rodookiti/ amakiti?
Is that your brother/father?---------Hakku ate rodooti/annaati?
----------Hakku rodookiti/anaakiti?
Is that your sister/mother?----------Hati ate rodooti/amaati?
----------Hatti rodookiti/amaakiti?
Yes, this is my brother/father-------Ae, kuni rodoo'yati/anaa'yati
No, this is not my brother/father-------Dee'ni,kuni di-rodoo'yati/di-anaayati
Yes, that is my brother/father-----------Ae, hakku rodoo'yati/anaa'yati
No, that is not my brother/father--------Dee'ni, hakku di-rodoo'yati/di-anaa'yati
Yes,that is my sister/mother-----------Ae, hatti rodoo'yati/amaayati
No, that is not my sister/mother------- Dee'ni, hatti di-rodoo'yati/ deeni, hatti di-amaa'yati

Here are few more pronounces:

Personal pronouns

I--------------------Ani
Me----------------Ane
You---------------Ati (sigular}
---------------Ki'ne (plural}
He-----------------Isi
Him---------------Iso
She---------------Ise
Her----------------Isee

Demonstrative pronouns

This---------------Kuni (masculine)
---------------Tini (feminine)
That---------------Ku'u (gender neutral use)
---------------Hakku (masculine}
----------------Hatti (feminine)
These-------------Kuri
Those------------Hakuri

Possessive pronouns
Mine------------Anehu
Yours-----------Atehu (singular)
------------Ki'nehu (plural)
His---------------Isihu
Hers------------Isehu

Interrogative pronouns
Who-----------I-yi
What---------Maa/maricho
Which--------Hiikku

Reflective pronouns
Myself------Ani-umiya
Yourself-----Ati-umiki
------Ki'ne-umi'ne (plural or show of respect)
Himself------Isi-umisi
Herself-------Ise-umise

Reciprocal pronouns
Each other-------Lamunku-mimmitto(speaker is excluded)
----------Laminke-mimmitto( speaker is included)
One another--------Duuchunkku-mimmitto( all inclusive)
--------ninke -mimmitto (speaker is including himself/herself into the group)

Relative pronouns

Who--------------I-yi
Whom-----------I-ye
Which-----------Hiiku

Asking for Directions

Which road leads to Hawassa?-----------------Hawasirra mastanoo doogo hiiteeti?
Which way should I go to get to Hawassa?---------Hiitee farro higee harro Hawasirra marrate?

Asking for time

Good morning. Do you know what time it is?------------Keere gallito. Maayannatiro affoto? (singular, masculine}
-------------Keere gallita . Maayannatiro affota? (singular, feminine)
--------------Keere galtini. Maayannatiro affinnoni? (plural or show of respect}
Good afternoon. What time is it?---------------Keere hosito..Mee-ae sateeti? (singular, masculine}

Asking for price of something

How much is this----?---------Kuni mee'e birreti?/ Kuni maaggeshati?
How much is this spoon?-----Tini moqqo maaggeshati?
How much is this cloth?-------Tini uddano maaggeshati?

Asking what someone has said (in order to get them say it again)

I did not understand that. Would you please say it again.-----------Yottotta di-maachchishommo. Dawartee yi baallo/ dawar baallo.
(singular, masculine}
-----------Yottatta di-maachchishommo. Dawartee yi ballo.(singular,feminine)
------------Yitinoyta di-maachchishommo. Dawaree ballo.(plural/show of respect)

Asking what someone likes/dislikes

Do you like swimming?-------------Daaha baxaatto? (singular,masculine) /Daaha baxaatta? (singular,feminine)
Yes, I like swimming.---------------Ae, daaha baxeemo (singular,masculine) /Ae, daaha baxeema (singular, feminine)
No, I do not like swimming,-------Dee'ni, daaha di-baxeemo (singular,masculine) / Dee'ni, daaha di-baxeema (singular,feminine)
Do you like coffee?----------Buna baxaatto?(singular, masculine) / Buna baxaatta? (singular, feminine)
Yes, I like coffee.-------------Ae, Ani buna baxeemo (singular, masculine) / Ae, Ani buna baxeema( singular, feminine)
Which bus do I take to go to Hawassa?---------Hiitee atoobisee adho Hawasirra ha'rate?
Are you feeling better?-----------Wooyaabaani-nnoto? (singular, masculine) / Wooyaabaani-nnota? (singular, feminine)
-------------Wooyaabiinoy? (plural, or show of respect)

Unit 6
Morning rituals---Get up, washing up, eating. breakfast, eggs,sugar,bread,juice,tea, coffee, butter,....
Here are some of the morning rituals/activities, not necessarily in the order they appear here:

Morning rituals--------Soodoo jirte

Please get up/ Get up please---------------Kaa-iy baaloo.(singular, both feminine & masculine)
----------------Kaa'e ballo (plural/ show of respect)
Good morning ------------------Keere gallito/ Keere gallita/ Keere galtini?
Did you sleep well?-----------Dancha gede goxito? (singular, masculine) / Dancha gede goxita? (singular, feminine)
--------------Dancha gede gooxini? (plural or show of respect)
Wash your face-----------------Albaki haashi'ri (singular, both feminine and masculine)
------------------Alba'ne haashi're
wash your hand------------------Angaaki haashi'ri (singular) / Angaa'ne haashi're (plural/show of respect)
Brush your teeth----------------Hinkoki fiqiqi'ri (singular) / Hinko'ne fiqiqi're (plural/ show of respect}
Take shower----------------------Bisooki haashi'ri (singular) / Bisoo'ne haashi're (plural or show of respect)
Get dressed-----------------------Uudano uudi'ri (singular) / Uudano uudi're (plural/show of respect)
Eat breakfast----------------------Soodoo-guuti sagale eati (singular) / Soodoo-guuti sagale eatee (plural/show of respect)
Egg and toast--------------------Quu'pee nna timaa
"pan cake"-------------------------Omoolcho
Milk-----------------------------------Adoo
Butter--------------------------------Buuroo
Honey-------------------------------Maalaawoo
Porridge(porage)-----------------Gaamfo

Unit 7: Talking about school, school work (e.g. home work/assignments---), colors, weather....

What did you do at school?------Maa asitini timiirteetee mine?
Do you have homework?--------minii-los noheni?
Did you finish your homework?---------minii-loso guudito/guudita/guudini?
Do you need help with your homework?---------Kaa'llo has'rratto minii-losira?
What is your favorite subject?----------Hitee timirtee baaxatoo duuchuunkuu aleeni?
Who is your favorite teacher?----------Hiikoye rosisaancho baaxatoo duuchuunkuu aleeni?

Colors

Black--------------Kolishoo
Green-------------haanjja
Red----------------Duumo
white---------------Waajoo
Yellow-------------Baaqalaa

Other phrases that are commonly used in day to day family conversations

Do you need the bathroom?--------------Shumatee minira haratora hasiratoni?
water---------------------Waa
Are you thirsty?-------------Go'roto? /Go'rota?/ Go'rinoni? (s/m,s/f, p/r)
Are you hungry?------------Hudi'roto? /Hudi'rota? /Hudi'rinoni? (s/m.s/f.,p/r)
Are you satisfied?----------Duwooto?/ Duwoota?/ Dubinoni? (s/m,s/f,p/r)
Are you worried?-----------Dadilooto? /Dadiloota? /Dadilitinooy?
Are you afraid?--------------Waajooto?/ Waajoota? / Wajitinooni?
Are you tired?----------------Daafuurooto? /Daafuuroota? / Daafuurtinooni?
Are you happy?------------Haagi'rooto? / Haagi'roota? / Haagi'riitinnoni?
Do you feel sick?----------xisamooto? / Xisamoota? / Xisantiinnoni?
Would you like to sleep?----------Goxatoora hasi'raato? Goxataara hasi'raata?
mom---------Amaa
Dad----------Anaa
Grand mother------Ahaahe
grand father---------Akaako
Aunt-------------------Adaa
Uncle-----------------Wosilla/Abbo
Brother----------------Rodoo
Sister------------------Rodoo
Cousin-----------------Abuu beetti/ Abuu beetto
Friend------------------Jalla
I love you--------------Baxeemohe(m) /Baxeemahe(f)
Thank you-------------Galateemohe (m) / Galateemahe(f) / galatuu-ikkohe / maganuu-o'he

Unit 8 : Conversations ( on telephone, about weather and about holidays)
On telephone
Greeting
Hello, how are you?--------------------Keereho, hiitoni nnoto? (singular,masculine )
-----------Keereho, hiitoni nnota? (singular, feminine) / Keereho, hiitoni haa'rinoy? (plural, or show of respect)
Good morning/good afternoon?---------Keere gallito/ keere hosito? (s/m)
---------Keere gallita/ keere hosita? (s/f) / keere galtini/ keere hosini? (p/r)
Introductions
This is Satto from Hawassa-------------Kuni Sattoti Hawassini (s/m)
This is Sabba from Hawassa-------------Tini Sabbati Hawassini (s/f)
Requesting someone--
May I please speak to Tulu?-----------Tulu leedo hasaweemorra ka'li'a ballo
Is Tulu available?-------------------Tulu nno?
When the party in unavailable
May I leave a message, please?----------Sookaa'ya illishiina'ara danditinani ballo?
I will call back tomorrow--------------------Ga'a qoolee woosheemmona.
Other useful phrases
I am sorry, I can not hear you------------Gatona yi'e, yoottota di-maachchishoomo.
Who is calling?--------------------Iyeeti woshani nnohu?
Who am I speaking to?----------Iyi-leedoti choorani nnomohu?
Please, connect me to Tulu.----------Tulu leedo xaadisee'e ballo.
About weather
How is the weather?------------------Ayyare hiittoti hakko?
It is raining-------------------------------Xeenna gananni nno.
What is the temperature there?--------------Ayyarete iybashuu maggashshati?
It is 22 deg. C.------------------------Lemina-lame Centigradete degreeti.
What is the weather forecast?------------------Ayyarete albillite hiittoti hakko?
They are saying it will be sunny all week---------------Lamalu arrishshamu baari daanninno Yiittani nno.
About Holidays
What holidays are celebrated there?-----------------------------------Hiitee ayaanna ayiriinsaani hakko?
Which holidays does your family celebrate?-------------------------Atee-ayddi hiikoonne ayaana ayiriisaano?
When does the celebration of this holiday generally start?-------Koonne ayaana ayiriinsaanihu mamottini ka'neeti?
Are there special foods connected with the holiday?---------------Koonne ayaana ayiriinsaani wote intaayihu addi sagale nnoni?
Is gift giving a part of this holiday?-----------------------------------------Koonne ayaana ayiriinsaani wote aa-tee jirte nnoni?
Why is this holiday celebrated?---------------------------------------------Maaraati koonne ayaana ayiriinsaanihu?

Unit 9 :Translation of useful words/phrases (Please ADD/TRANSLATE a word/phrase)
Abandon(v)---------------Agura
Accent(n)-----------------aiyiddi afii
Acquire(v)----------------Afi'ra
Addiction(n)--------------Araado
Admit(v)-------------------ammana
Advice(n)-----------------amaale, sejjo
Advise (v)-----------------Amaala, sejja
Adviser(n)-----------------Amaalancho
Air(n)------------------------Ayyare
Allure(v)--------------------Awisa
Always(adv)---------------Aye woteno
Angry(adj)-----------------Aarama
Any (adj)-------------------Ayee
Anybody(pron)-----------Ayino
Apart(adv)-----------------addinni
Apartment(n)-------------Apartama
Before(adv)-----------------Alba, taaga
Before(prep)---------------Albanni
Behave(v)------------------Aada ikka
Believe(v)-------------------Ammana
Briefcase(n)----------------Angate shaanxa
Bet(v)-------------------------Amadiishsha
Bring(v)---------------------Abba
Body guard(n)------------Agaraancho
Calm(v)----------------------Adawa
Careless(adj)--------------Afimala
Carelessness(n)-----------Afimalle
Catch(v)---------------------Amada
Clap(v)-----------------------Anga gana
Clutter(n)-------------------Atakana
Come(v)---------------------Amo.daa
Complain(v)----------------Abbooshshi'ra
Complaint(n)---------------Abbooshsha
Compromise(n)-----------Awishsha
Compromise(v)------------Awisa
confirm(v)--------------------Adda assa
Consequence(n)------------Assotunni daanoorichcho
Considerate(adj)-----------Ayirisaancho
Consult(v)-------------------Amaala
Continue(v)-----------------Albilite haa'ra
Convince(v)-----------------Amansiisa
Convincing(adj)------------Amansiisaricho
Courtesy(n)-----------------Ayirinynyu ikkito
Credibility(n)---------------Ayirinynye
Dairy(n)---------------------Addo-burro
Daughter(n)-----------------Meeyya beetto
Deference(n)--------------Ayirisa
Defraud(v)------------------Awaawura
Directions(n)---------------Adhinay gara
Diverse(adj)----------------Addi addiha
Do(v)-------------------------Assa, Loosa
Drink(v)----------------------Aga
Excess(n)------------------Alimaale, quwu-sao
Elusive(adj)----------------Amadamakihu
Ever(adv)-------------------Aye woteno
Familiar(adj)--------------Afammohu
Family(n)-------------------Ayidde
Fence(n)--------------------huxxa
Festival(n)-------------------Ayyaana
Fire(n)-----------------------Giira
Fix(v)-------------------------Amadisiisa
Fluctuate(v)---------------Ale woro higa
Forgive(v)------------------Agura, gatona yaa
Forward(adv)--------------Alibira
Future(n)/(adj)-----------Albillichcho
Give(v)-----------------------Aa
Genius(n)-------------------addi busule
Grammar(n)----------------Afuu jirte
Gain(n)-----------------------Afira
Habit(n)--------------------Amale, Roso
Handshake(n)--------------Anga amada
Handwriting(n)-------------Angate borro
Have(v)------------------------Afira
Headlight(n)------------------Albidi xawaabba
Heartburn(n)----------------Afaalchchu giira
Holiday(n)-------------------Ayyanna
Homesick(adj)-------------Ayyideho qassi'ro
Honeymoon(n)-------------Adhammate ibbado
Hold(v)------------------------Amada, gedensisa
Hyena(n)--------------------Ambooma
Improvise(v)-----------------Anfi-gede asa
Incredible(adj)--------------Ammanate qarisari
Individual(adj)----------------Anna anna
Job(n)--------------------------Looso
Joke(n)-------------------------Doga
Joy(n)--------------------------Hagiirre
Jump(vi)-----------------------Kubba
Juvenile(adj)-----------------Anjete, Marqa
Keep(v)-----------------------Amaada, agaara
Kettle(n)---------------------Jawana
Kind(adj)--------------------Shaaqaado
King(n)-----------------------Mootee
Kiss(vti)---------------------Sunqa
Knee(n)---------------------Gullucho
Know(v)----------------------Afa
Leave(v)----------------------Agura
Leader(n)-------------------Albise (feminine)
Leader(n)-------------------Alibisa (masculine)
Leadership(n)-------------Albishsha
Left(adj)--------------------Gura
Left-handed---------------Guracho
Lie(n)-----------------------Kaphphoo
Life(n)------------------------Heeshsho
Love(n)----------------------Baxille
Loyal(adj)--------------------Ammanamaancho
Loyalty(n)-------------------Ammanamaa
Madman(n)------------------Macharaaraammo
Madness(n)---------------Macharaaraa
Maintenance(n)----------Aggare seeka
Make(v)--------------------Assa
Manual(adj)---------------Angate looso
Manual(n)------------------Loonsay gari kitaawa
Market(n)-------------------Dikko
Marriage(n)----------------Adhamme
Marry(v)--------------------Adha
Messy (adj)---------------Afigara
Moder(n)--------------------Assotu gara
Naked(adj)------------------Mulliicho
Negotiate(v)----------------Araarsama
Negotiation(n)-------------Ararshsha
North(n)----------------------Aliyye
Obey(v)-----------------------Ayirisa, Hajajama
Occupy(v)------------------Amada
Outlook(n)------------------Albi lao
Own(v)-----------------------Annata
Ox(n){pl oxen}------------Hando{pl Handa}
Paradise(n)----------------Alte
Parents(n)-----------------Annuwanna amuwa
Past(adj)--------------------Alba
Perception(n)--------------Afate dandoo
Persuade(v)---------------Ammansiisa
Persuasion(n)------------Ammansiisa
Persuasive(adj)----------Ammansiisannoho
Print(n)----------------------Attama
Print(v)-----------------------Attama
Prestige(n)----------------Ayrinynye
Proceed(v)------------------Albaahiga
Proficient(adj)-------------Afa
Progressive(adj)-----------Albaancho
Prospect(n)----------------Albillite
quarrel(n)------------------Giwanshsho
quarrel(vi)-------------------Giwama
Quiet(vti)--------------------Sammiyaa
Rain(n)-----------------------Xeenna
Random(adj)---------------Anfigede
Reduce(v)-------------------Ajisha
Religion(n)------------------Ammaano
Respect(n)-----------------Ayirinynye
Respectful(adj)------------Ayirrado
Respectively(adv)----------Anna annaho
Responsible(adj)----------Annimma
Resonsibility(n)--------------Annimma
Rest(n)-----------------------Foollishsho
Revert(v)--------------------Albiwa higa
Run(v)-------------------------Doda
Saliva(n)---------------------Anja
Scarce(adj)----------------Anje
Shepherd(n)----------------Alaalaanchcho
Shortage(n)-----------------Anje
Sir(n)-----------------------Aadde
Skunk(n)------------------Awala
Son(n)---------------------Laabba beetto
Spit(v)-----------------------Anja tufa
Spirit(n)--------------------Ayyaana
Spiritual(adj)--------------Ayyaanaamo
Stop(vt)--------------------uurri
Stop(vi)--------------------Agguri
Summer(n)---------------Arro
Sun(n)----------------------Arrishsho
Sunrise(n)----------------Arrishshote fulo
Sunset(n)-----------------Arrishshote e'o
Sunny(adj)----------------Arrrishaama
Take(v)---------------------Adha
talk(vi)----------------------Chchoo'rra
Tease(v)-------------------Ashiishsha
Temper(n)-----------------Amale
Thought(n)----------------Asaawe
Thoughtful(adj)----------Asaawancho
Trust(n)-----------------Addata
turn(vt)-------------------- Hiigi
Unaware(adj)-----------affibbeelo
Underestimate(v)--------Ajishe heda
Understand(v)-----------Afa, e'a
Understatement(n)-------Ajishe kula
Unique(adj)--------------Addihu
Unknown(adj)----------Afaminokihu
Upstairs(adv)-----------Aleenni
Voice(n)-----------------Qaalee
volume(n)---------------Amadooshshe
Wait(v)-----------------Agara
Waiting room(n)----------Agarete kifile
Watch(v)---------------Agara
Wedding(n)-----------Adhamma
Wrist(n)----------------Angate eramme
Xmas-----------------Gaanna
Yawn(n)--------------Afaaffo
Yawn(v)--------------Afaafi'ra
Zero(n)--------------nnoki-richo, Muullicho

Some short phrases
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Come here--------------Amo kawa/ kawiira(singular)
Come here-------------Amme kawa/ kawiira (plural)
Come and help me---------dagge kaalli'e
Come and tell me-----------Dagge kuli'e
Come and eat----------------Dagge eati (s/f&m)
come and eat-----------------Dagginee eatee (pl/r)
Come & take it-------------Dagge adhi (s)
Come & take it-------------Dagginee adhe (pl)
Give me a hug-------------Hanqaffi'e
I believe you----------------Ammaaneemmohe
Do you need help---------Kaa'llo has'rrattoni (s/m)
Do you need help---------Kaa'llo has'rrattani (s/f)
Do you need help---------Kaa'llo hasii'rri nnani (pl)
How can I help you?--------Hiitto assee kaa'llohe?
Let me help you---------Kaa'llo'yaa adhi ballo.
Let us do this together-------Amo -koonee leedo assii'nno (singular)
Let us do this together-------Amme-koonee leedo assii'nno (plural)
Let us eat---------------------Amo/amme enntoo (s/pl)
Let us go----------------------Amo/amme haa'nno(s/pl)
Let us play-------------------Amo/amme godoo'liinno (s/pl)
Let us dance----------------Amo/amme siirbbinno
Let us pray-----------------Amo/amme maganno huuchchi'nno
Start walking---------------Qaafi xa
Start working---------------Loosi xa
Start running----------------Doodi xa
Start talking-----------------Chcho'ri xa
Start playing-----------------Goodo'li xa
Start writing ----------------Booreesi xa
Start reading----------------Annabaawai xa
Start listening---------------Maachchi'shi xa
Eat slowly-------------------Suutuuni eati (s)
Eat slowly-------------------Suutuuni eatee(pl)
Talk slowly------------------Suutuuni Chcho'ri (s)/ chcho'ree (pl)
Walk fast--------------------Rakee-rakee qaafi (s)
Walk fast--------------------Rakinee-rakinee qaafee (pl)
Work fast---------------------Rakee-rakee loosi (s)
Work fast---------------------rakinee-rakinee loosee (pl)
Listen carefully------------Seekkitee maaccishi (s)
Listen carefully-------------Seekitinee maachchishee (pl)
Stop crying------------------Wi'lla aggur (s) / aguree (pl)
Stop lying--------------------Kaaphpha aggur (s)
Stop talking-----------------Coyira aggur (s) / aguree (pl)

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