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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tigrigna Verb verb - ኣሎ (present)

Ethiopian Argument | Thursday, May 15, 2014
The verb ኣሎ is to be used when you are describing the location a person or object. This is different from the last verb you learned (ኢዩ) which is used for describing a person or object. In English both meanings are conveyed with the single verb: 'to Be,' while in tigrigna there are two seperate verbs for these two seperate meanings. This verb is (like all Tigrigna verbs are) divided by person, number and gender.

Singular Plural
3rd ኣሎ he is ኣለዉ they are
ኣላ she is ኣለዋ they are (f)
2nd ኣሎኻ you are (m) ኣሎኹም you are
ኣሎኺ you are (f) ኣሎኽን you are (f)
1st ኣሎኹ I am ኣሎና we are
Here are some Tigrigna examples of the verb ኣሎ with their English translations (the verbs are underlined in each one):

ትግርኛ Transliteration Translation
a) "እዚ ቈልዓ ኣብ ቤተ ትምህርቲ ኣሎ" a) "this child at school is" a) "This child is at school"
b) "እዛ ጓል ንፍዕቲ ኢያ" b) "this girl smart is" b) "This girl is smart"
c) "እቲ ጎቦ ዓቢ ኢዩ" c) "that mountain big is" c) "That mountain is big"
d) "እታ መኪና ጽቡቕቲ ኢያ" d) "that car nice is" d) "That is a nice car"
e) "እዞም ሰብኡት ከይዶም" e) "these men have left" e) "These men have left"
f) "እዘን ኣንስቲ ሐጸርቲ ኢየን" f) "these women short are" f) "These are short women"
g) "እቶም ኣሰቡት ኣብ ገዛ ኣለው" g) "those men in the house are" g) "Those men are in the house"
h) "እተን ኣንስቲ ናብ ምጽዋእ ከይደን" h) "those women to Massawa went" h) "Those women went to Massawa"

 Source: http://www.memhr.org

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