How to form simple sentences in Tigrinya

How to form simple sentences in Tigrinya

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Tigrinya? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Tigrinya lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Tigrinya sentences easy.

Tigrinya personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Tigrinya has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Tigrinya word for 'I' is 'ane'.


ane kea
me too
dema ane ?
and me ?
gen ane
just me
zeykone ane
not me
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About Tigrinya

About Tigrinya

Tigrinya is spoken by 9 million people in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Tigrinya would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Tigrinya

Learn to get by in Tigrinya with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Tigrinya greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Enhele kelbi alo.
There is a dog here.
Enhele may alo.
There is water here.
Enhele demu alo.
There is a cat here.
Enhele megbi alo.
There is food here.
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TeachMe! Tigrinya

TeachMe! Tigrinya

Learn Tigrinya the easy, fun and fast way. Whether you're a complete beginner or you already know a few phrases in Tigrinya, you'll be amazed at just how quickly you learn!

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You can learn Tigrinya in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Tigrinya in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Tigrinya learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Tigrinya in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Tigrinya.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Tigrinya

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Izī mešhaf iyu, Izī menber iyu and Izī afdegeg iyu (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Eti afdegeg abi iyu and Eti afdegeg nešto iyu (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Etom afdegegtat abeti iyom and Etom afdegegtat neštu iyom (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Tigrinya sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Tigrinya. Give it a try yourself!

On the Road! Tigrinya

On the Road! Tigrinya

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Tigrinya words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Tigrinya words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Tigrinya and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Tigrinya audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Tigrinya course for you.

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