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መግለጥ/መግለጽ
to explain, to reveal
ዝጊ
close (door etc)
ይዝጉ
close, shut (formal)
ኑሪ
live, reside (to sing, inf, fem)
ይኑሩ
let them live, let him or her live (formal)
ውጪ
get out, exit (to sing, inf, fem)
ጣእም
taste
ጣፈጭነት
sweetness, tastiness
ኑና ወሰዱኝ
come and take me (you plural)
ብሔር
ethnicity, nationality
ጎሳ
ethnicity, nationality
ብሔራዊ መንግሥት
national government
ራቁት
naked
ደብዳቤውን ገና ዛሬ ጻፈ
just today he wrote the letter
መጋበዝ
to treat / to invite
መደስት
to be happy
ኪስ
pocket
ወዲያው
immediately
እንዲያውም
“no and even worse” often followed by another action
ፆታ
gender
ነብር ጥንቸልን አሳደደ
a tiger chased a rabbit
ነብሩ ጥንቸልዋን አሳዳዳ
the tiger chased the rabbit (fem)
የከንፈር ወዳጅ
lover (romantic)
ዙሪያ
around
ረገጠ
stepped on
መነኩሴ
monk
ጣረ
he made an effort / he showed death throes
ተቋቋመ
it was established
ተግባር
deeds, activities / practice
በዚህ ረገድም
and along these lines, related to this, as well, on this score, too
ጠቀሰ
he mentioned, he referred to / he winked
ወንጀል
crime (noun)
ትኩረት
focus (noun), concentration (noun)
ሚጢጢ
tiny, small (size) (informal, colloquial usage)
እንደማውቀው
according to what I know, as far as I know
እንጀራ ይጋገራል
injera is baked or will be baked
ጠላ ይጠመቃል
tela (local Eth. brew) is brewed or will be brewed
ከበሮ ይመታል
a drum is beat or will be beat / he beats a drum, he will beat a drum
እባብ ይናደፋል
a snake bites (poisons) or will bite or poison
አጥንት ይጋጣል
bone is gnawed or will be gnawed
ጥሬ ይቆረጠማል
grain is chewed loudly or noisily, to munch on roasted grain
ቅቤ
butter
ሎሚ ይጨመቃል
lemon/lime is squeezed, juice will be squeezed from lemon/lime
መጋገር
to bake, baking
መቅመስ
to taste, tasting / sampling (food, drink)
አረቄ
Ethiopian distilled liquor, highly concentrated intense, colorless liquor
ባብዘኛው
mostly
መርዝ
poison
መርዛማ
poisonous
ጆሬ አሞራ
vulture
ሰውነት
body, humanity
ሃምሳ ሎሚ ለአንድ ሰው ሸክም ሲሆን ለሃምሳ ሰው ጌጥ ነው
literally (Fifty demons are a burden to one person, but adornment for fifty people)
ልጅ ሆኜ
I, being a child... (gerundive ሆኜ)
አስተናጋጅ
host, receptionist / usher
አሳላፊ
waiter / waitress (not always professionally, commercially, i.e. not always an employee of a restaurant or a catering service
እባክህ(ን)
please, (masc, sing, inf)
ጠንካራ ሥጋ
meat that is hard to chew, not tender
ዘይት
oil (cooking and non-cooking (fuel))
ሆምጣጤ
vinegar, also referred to as አቼቶ / acceto
ኮምጣጤ
vinegar, also referred to as አቼቶ / acceto
የመብላት ፍላጎት የለኝም
I have no desire to eat
ቁርስ የበላሁት ዘግይች ነበር
...it is late that I ate breakfast / I ate breakfast late
ቁርስ የበላሁት አርፍጄ ነበር
... it is late morning that I ate breakfast
የቡና ጀበና
coffee pot
አቀብለኝ
hand me...
ጉርሻ
morsel of food that one puts in another person’s mouth (Ethiopian tradition) / tip (for waiter, driver etc)
መላጨት
to shave, shaving
ሰማይ
sky
ከዋክብት
stars
ልዩነት
difference, specialness, uniqueness
የተፈጥሮ
of nature, natural as in “የተፈጥሮ ጥሪ” nature’s call 
ፀጋ
grace / wealth, affluence
በግዜር ፀጋ
...on the grace of God
ሽበት
grey hair
መዝናናት
to relax, relaxing / to entertain oneself
ኩራዝ
small kerosene lamp
ፋኖስ
lantern, oil lamp
ፌንጣ
cricket
አምበጣ
locust
ፎቁ ተመረቀ
the building (having two or more floors) was inaugurated
ፎጣ
towel
ጠባይ
character / behavior (of a person, animal or thing)
ክፉ
unkind, merciless
ቀይ
red
ጠይም
of a person’s complexion, not too light (ቃይ), not too dark (ጥቁር), in between light and very dark (complexion)
መኖሪያ ቤት
home
መግጨት
to collide against, to hit
ሲጋራ ማጨስ
to smoke, smoking cigarettes
ኮፊያ
cap
የጆሮ ጉትቻ
earring
ቃለምለልስ
question and answer, interview
ከሬዲዮ ጋዜጠኛ
from a radio journalist
መከራየት
to rent
ማከራየት
to rent (causative)
ማዳመጥ
to listen, as in music or a speech
ተስማማ
he / it agreed
ይሰማማል
he/it agrees, he/it will agree
መጣል
to discard, lose hold, throw away / to lose (keys)
አረም
weeds
ጥንቃቄ
care, alertness, carefulness