Amharic 102

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This is the second of four volumes. This program will focus on writing in Amharic and introduces sentence construction. Here is a highlight of what Amharic 102 will teach you ...

 

 
 

WRITING IN AMHARIC:
Printed and Written Amharic are not always the same in Amharic. This section will teach you how to write Amharic. We use the beautiful scripts of a native Ethiopian person to teach you the proper way of writing (see Demo for an example).


 

GRAMMAR:
We will spend a great deal of time on grammar in this program since we will introduce sentence construction. There is a lot of material in this Lesson. Here are some examples:

 

   
 

VOCABULARY:
We will learn a great deal of new verbs and other vocabulary words in preparation for sentence construction.

   
 
AMHARIC VERBS:
We will learn a great deal of material on Amharic Verbs. This includes the difference between regular and irregular verbs, relationship between verbs that start with 'mu' Vs. 'ma', importanceof verb roots, suffix, and prefix, and more.
   
 
VERB CONJUGATION:
You will learn verb conjugation in the present tense. We have developed rules of conjugation over the past ten years with the help of educators from Ethiopia and USA that is unique and only found in our programs. This section will spend a great deal of time teaching you these rules.
   
 
SIMPLE SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION:
We will learn a great deal of new verbs and other vocabulary words in preparation for sentence construction.
     
 
MORE IMPORTANT PHRASES:
Each program has a section called "Quick Fix". You will learn important and often used phrases in this section. From simple greetings to asking various questions. You can memorize these phrases and use them right away to converse in Amharic. If you objective is to learn Amharic phrases only, please see our Amharic The EZ Way program.
 
 
     
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL THAT ARE FOUND IN ALL FOUR PROGRAMS
There are also extra material such as: Brief Ethiopian History, Ethiopian History Time Line, back ground information on the Amharic language and Ethiopia in general.

Amharic 103

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This is the third of four volumes. This program will focus on expanding your vocabulary and sentence formation. Here is a highlight of what Amharic 103 will teach you ...

 
  VOCABULARY:
There is a whole lesson dedicated to teaching you various vocabulary words. The categories include: colors, numbers, calendar, various professions names of domestic and wild animals, family structure, house items (including objects found in various rooms of a home), men and women clothing, human anatomy, car parts, and food in general.
 
 

ADVANCED GRAMMAR :
Amharic 103 will teach you more grammar to form complex sentences. We will also learn how to form questions and expand our vocabulary base in this program. Here are some of the major grammar topics covered in Amharic 103 ...

 

 
 

PUNCTUATION & SENTENCE ORDER:
We are now ready to start putting together more complex sentences. Therefore, we will need to learn Amharic punctuation and study sentence formation in detail.

   
 
GENDER MARKERS :
Inanimate objects in Amharic have assigned genders. The gender is often reflected in the verb and subject. This section discusses gender markers in detail
   
 
PLURAL MARKERS:
Similar to the gender marker, there are other markers such as the plural marker that we will learn in this lesson.
   
 
PERSONAL PRONOUNS, DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS, DEFINITE ARTICLES, CONJUNCTIONS, AND PREPOSITIONS:
We will continue to learn more grammar in this section. This will enable us to form more complex sentences in the upcoming lessons.
   
 
FORMING SIMPLE QUESTIONS & VERB CONJUGATION :
We will learn a great deal of new verbs and other vocabulary words in preparation for sentence construction.
 
SHORT STORIES:
Now that we have learned the Amharic alphabet, reading, grammar, verb conjugation in the present tense, and expanded our vocabulary base, we are ready to start reading short stories in Amharic. These stories are simple to follow with English translation at your finger tips. The Short Stories in Amharic 104 will be more complex and difficult in comparison.
 
MINI DICTIONARY :
Amharic 103 has a mini dictionary that covers important and often used words.
 
MORE IMPORTANT PHRASES:
Each program has a section called "Quick Fix". You will learn important and often used phrases in this section. From simple greetings to asking various questions. You can memorize these phrases and use them right away to converse in Amharic. If you objective is to learn Amharic phrases only, please see our Amharic The EZ Way program.
 
 
     
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL THAT ARE FOUND IN ALL FOUR PROGRAMS
There are also extra material such as: Brief Ethiopian History, Ethiopian History Time Line, back ground information on the Amharic language and Ethiopia in general.

Amharic 104

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This is the last volume of the series. This program will focus on advanced grammar, forming complex positive and negative sentences asking questions, giving orders, and short stories. Here is a highlight of what Amharic 104 will teach you ...

 

 
 

VERB CONJUGATION IN THE FUTURE TENSE:
We will learn verb conjugation in the future tense so that we can form affirmative and negative sentences in the future tense. Since we have already learned verb conjugation in the present tense, this section will be very easy and straight forward. There are a lot of examples available.

 
VERB CONJUGATION IN THE PAST TENSE :
We will next learn verb conjugation in the past tense. Once we complete this section, we will be able to form sentences in all tenses.
 

NEGATIVE MARKER:
The negative marker is a bit tricky to explain in few sentences. However we have an entire section dedicated to this topic. We will learn the rules and view numerous examples.
Similar to the above two sections, there are many examples and explanations available.

 
ASKING QUESTIONS & GIVING COMMANDS :
We will learn to form complex questions and giving orders in Amharic. We build on what we have learned this far.
 
ADJECTIVES:
We will continuously learn grammar since this is a more advanced section. Adjectives will be covered in this section along other advanced topics.
 
FORMING COMPLEX SENTENSES :
This is where everything comes together. All that we have learned in the past lessons were preparation for this and the following section. By this point we will have learned all the basic tools we need to start reading, writing, and composing complex sentences of all sorts.
 
SHORT STORIES:
Since we have learned all the basics, the short stories in this section will be easy to follow. There is still English translation and help available for the words that we don't understand.
 
   
   
 
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL THAT ARE FOUND IN ALL FOUR PROGRAMS
There are also extra material such as: Brief Ethiopian History, Ethiopian History Time Line, back ground information on the Amharic language and Ethiopia in general.

Amharic The EZ Way

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This program is a stand alone program that will teach you Amharic in a different way. Where as Amharic 101-104 teach you Amharic in great detail and depth, Amharic The EZ Way will teach you over two thousand important and often used Amharic phrases and words. It is a very simple and straight to the point program. You will start conversating in Amharic in a very short time. It also has a number of games and quizzes to test and reinforce what you have learned. If you purchase the package deal, then you will also get four audio cds and 100 flash cards so that you can study Amharic when you are not at your computer. Here is a highlight of the topics covered in Amharic The EZ Way:

 
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This is a general description of the program. For every phrase in this program, you will see the following:

  • For those that want to practice reading Amharic, an Amharic translation is displayed.
  • An audio button: click on this buttons to hear the clear voice of a native Amharic speaker read out loud the Amharic translation of the phrase. The blue button is when referring to an informal male person, the pink button is when referring to an informal female person, and the green button is when referring to a formal person of both genders.
  • And finally there is a phonetic form of the Amharic phrase. This comes in handy when you want to print out each page and study your Amharic on-the-go
   
 

LEARN IMPORTANT AMHARIC PHRASES FOR EVERY DAY USE:
This program will teach over two thousand important and often used phrases. You will know what to say in Amharic when you are at the airport, hotel, bank, hospital, restaurant or when you are out on the town, when meeting people, in stores when shopping, on the phone, or any where you happen to go.

Here are some examples ...

 

Amharic The EZ Way - Audio CD

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Amharic The EZ Way -Audio CD contains four Audio CDs that you can play and listen using any CD player. The idea is simple, it will help you learn Amharic while you are in your car, office, out walking or any where you can take a portable CD player with you.

Though it is a stand alone program, it becomes very effective when it is used in combination with Amharic The EZ Way -the computer program version. In fact it is intedned to be used with it. It covers all the topics that are covered in Amharic The EZ Way.

 

Writing & Reading Amharic

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Writing & Reading AMHARIC is a one of a kind book that teaches the beautiful art of Amharic writing. It also teaches the correct pronunciation of the Amharic alphabet using a unique approach developed by the authors of Amharic Language Multimedia Series (Writing & Reading Amharic through 104). In addition to this, you will learn new vocabulary words in Amharic.

  • Learn the correct Pronunciation of the Amharic alphabets using two different methods
  • Learn how to write in Amharic using simple guides
  • Learn new vocabulary words

 

Here is a short explanation of how this book is arranged. To the left, we have a page torn out of the book. The left page of each page looks similar to this. On the right side of the page, you get to practice writing out the alphabets. If you run out of space, you can order refill pages from our safe and secure web site(that will simply snap in).The page to the left means the following:

  1. Typed or printed

  2. Pronunciation guide which is described in detail with examples on Page 3

  3. Handwritten Amharic. Used as an example to improve your penmanship. Remember that this is only one person's way of writing

  4. Commentary notes by the authors

  5. Writing guide. The pen indicates where to start, and what motion to follow without raising your pen/pencil from the paper

  6. Words that include the alphabet that you are studying. This will help you learn new Amharic words.

  7. Another way of learning the correct pronunciation of each Amharic alphabet

Writing & Reading AMHARIC is a soft cover booklet with 80 pages. You can purchase refill pages separately. Though this is a stand-alone book, it will help you greatly when you start learning how to write in Amharic 102.

English For Amharic Speakers

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This is a multimedia program plus four audio CDs that will teach any Amharic speaker the English language. It is the first of its kind and it will teach you important and often used English phrases and words in a very short time. It is three tools in one: a computer program, audio CDs, and flash cards to reinforce all that you have learned.

 
 


English for Amharic Speakers is a PC based computer program that will teach English to Amharic speakers. It is an interactive multimedia program that requires very little knowledge of computers.

 


There are four audio CDs included in the package that you can use on any CD player. They contain over 2000 phrases and words both in English and Amharic. Use these while driving or when you are away from your computer.

 


The package also includes a set of flash cards. This flash cards have an Amharic phrase on one side, and the translation in English on the other. The phonetic form is also on the card in Amharic.


This program covers the most important and essential phrases/words that you will need to know in English. There are thirteen major topics covered in both the computer program and audio CDs. Once you master these topics, you should be able to do the following:

   
  • Know how to greet people and say farewells properly.
  • Be able to give personal information and inquire about the person.
  • Ask simple questions.
  • Ask for and give directions.
  • Know what to say when you are at the:
    • airport
    bank
    • hospital
    • hair dresser / barber
    post office
  • Know what to say when checking in and out of hotels or just need room service
  • Go out to a restaurant and order meals -even better, know what you are ordering!
  • Know what to say when answering the phone or taking messages.
  • Basic words and simple expressions that you should know
  • Giving orders
  • Asking for help and assistance in an emergency.
 

Expand your vocabulary base. There is a whole lesson dedicated to teaching you various vocabulary words. The categories include: colors, numbers, calendar, various professions names of domestic and wild animals, family structure, house items (including objects found in various rooms of a home), men and women clothing, human anatomy, car parts, and food in general.

 
   
English For Amharic Speakers can help people of all ages and educational background who want to learn English. You can be a school kid who wants to improve your English skills or improve your accent, or an elder parent who is traveling abroad visiting their kids. It will also help those that have studied the language in school but never got a chance to practice it ... here is your chance.
   

Why let your loved one sit home all day and stare at the TV that he/she can not understand while they can use that time to learn English on their own. Help them to help themselves.

Be able to get out on the town by yourself or with a friend. Learn what to say when taking a taxi or bus. Know how to ask for directions if you get lost.
Go to a restaurant and order your favorite dish of the menu. Be confident and ask the right questions. Give yourself the freedom to do what you want and when you want to -don't be dependent on others.
 
 
You can test your skills by visiting the Quiz section. There is a Quiz section with multiple question, True/False, Matching, and Fill in the Blank questions for all Main Topics that you will learn in this program. Most of the vocabulary quiz questions are presented more as a game rather than mind-boggling exam to make the learning simple and fun. You will be graded at the end of each quiz … the answer to each questions is available to you on the same page as the quiz questions. Please visit our demo page for more information.
 
 

Abugida

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This program will allow you to type using Ethiopic characters or fonts. This includes Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromina, Geez, etc. This program comes with input panel for Windows, codename Abugida. Abugida makes the Ethiopic language input faster, easier, and more convenient. For PC systems only.

FAST:
Ethiopic Unicode character entry requires two and sometimes three key combination keystrokes on a qwerty keyboard. Abugida sends keystrokes with just a click. Therefore Abugida input is at least twice as fast as the conventional input method.

 

EASY:
The Virtual Panel Keyboard converts mouse clicks on a character-by-character basis, enabling the user to send the keystrokes directly to the active application. This eliminates memorizing qwerty keyboard combinations to generate the unicode character.

CONVENIENT:
The Transparent Onscreen Virtual Panel uses variable transparency to allow all screen contents to be seen, eliminating the need to move a standard on-screen keyboard to see parts of the screen. T he panel can be minimized and restored with a single tap.

Feedel

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This program will allow you to type using Ethiopic characters or fonts. This includes Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromina, Geez, etc. This program works in all popular software programs such as: Microsoft Words, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Page Maker, and more. It is mostly used for word processing, data entry, spread sheet, computer graphics, etc.

The program comes with stickers for your keyboard for easy recoginition. Compatable with both PC and Mac systems.

 

Committee for Ethiopic Computing has voted Feedel's font encoding as a standard for single font system.

The word "Feedel" means "Alphabet". Because alphabets together make words, we chose the name Feedel. Since 1985, Feedel has been involved in the development of Software for Ethiopic Languages. This has culminated in the successful adaptation of the Ethiopic Characters for the Windows/PC and the Macintosh environment. Feedel believes that the Ethiopic alphabet should be able to be written in any computer application that allow multiple fonts and to be manipulated for processing of words, data or graphics in Ethiopic fonts.

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