Introduction To Chinese for Amharic Speakers

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This is the first course in the world that teaches Amharic speakers introductory Mandarin. Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, a country with a population of 100 million. This course in Amharic shatters the language barrier and offers cultural contexts unique to these two cultures. This podcast consists of 50 episodes, split across 25 unique chapters. Each chapter starts with a detailed description of vocabulary and usage in Amharic followed by dialogues between two native Mandarin speakers. You will know exactly how everything is pronounced. It is the best of both worlds! The book accompanying this podcast can be found on Amazon under"DALU: Introduction to Chinese for Amharic Speakers" by Lina Getachew Ayenew

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This is the first course in the world that teaches Amharic speakers introductory Mandarin. Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, a country with a population of 100 million. This course in Amharic shatters the language barrier and offers cultural contexts unique to these two cultures. This podcast consists of 50 episodes, split across 25 unique chapters. Each chapter starts with a detailed description of vocabulary and usage in Amharic followed by dialogues between two native Mandarin speakers. You will know exactly how everything is pronounced. It is the best of both worlds! The book accompanying this podcast can be found on Amazon under"DALU: Introduction to Chinese for Amharic Speakers" by Lina Getachew Ayenew
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-03-15 21:52
last episode published
2015-12-07 04:04
publication frequency
6.87 days
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Lina Getachew Ayenew owner  
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Number of Episodes
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7.12.2015

Chapter 25b– Going to the Hospital [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 25. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.12.2015

Chapter 25a– Going to the Hospital

In this chapter, you will learn how to describe your symptoms, ask how someone is doing, and learn how to talk about taking medication.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.11.2015

Chapter 24b– Colors and Clothes [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 24. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.11.2015

Chapter 24a– Colors and Clothes

This chapter will teach you how to say various colors and clothing items in Mandarin Chinese. This vocabulary is also useful when you go shopping.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
27.10.2015

Chapter 23b– Telephone, Text and Email [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 23. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.10.2015

Chapter 23a– Telephone, Text and Email

Now, we are going to learn how to construct sentences that have to do with talking on the phone, texting and emailing.This is important in this day and age of mobile communications!
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.10.2015

Chapter 22b– Hobbies [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 22. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.10.2015

Chapter 22a– Hobbies

In this chapter, you will learn the basics of how to describe your hobbies and activities. This will, of course, teach you what common hobbies are called in Chinese.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.10.2015

Chapter 21b– On the Road #2 [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 21. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.09.2015

Chapter 21a– On the Road #2

In this chapter you will learn how to ask for help when you are lost and how to ask if something is near or far.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.09.2015

Chapter 20b– On the Road #1 [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 20. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.09.2015

Chapter 20a– On the Road #1

This chapter teaches us how to ask for directions or where something is located.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.09.2015

Chapter 19– What year is it?

This chapter describes how to say what year it is in Mandarin Chinese.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.08.2015

Chapter 18b– Days and Months [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 18. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.08.2015

Chapter 18a– Days and Months

This chapter teaches us the days of the week and the months of the year. Beyond that, we also learn how to tell what date it is in Chinese.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.08.2015

Chapter 17b– Event That Didn’t Not Happen [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 17. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.08.2015

Chapter 17a– Event That Did Not Happen

This chapter teaches how you can describe an even that never occurred. For example, you will learn how to say things like “She did not go.”
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.07.2015

Chapter 16b– Event That happened in the Past [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 16. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.07.2015

Chapter 16a– Event That Happened in the Past

This chapter teaches you how to talk about events that happened in the past as well as ask the question “have you ever…?”
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.07.2015

Chapter 15b– The Grammar of Time [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 15. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.07.2015

Chapter 15a– The Grammar of Time

This chapter explains the correct grammar used in telling time. For example, in Amharic, we can simply say “3 o’clock yesterday.” or “yesterday at 3 o’clock.” But in Chinese, the order in that sentence matters.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
28.06.2015

Chapter 14b– Time [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 14. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.06.2015

Chapter 14a– Time

This chapter teaches you the basics about time. For example, you will learn how to tell time and the various measures of time such as minutes and hours. In addition, you will also learn about routine things that happen at a particular time like meals a...
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.06.2015

Chapter 13b– Shopping [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 13. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.  
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.06.2015

Chapter 13a– Shopping

This chapter teaches you the words you will need to use when you go shopping (e.g. money, price, quality).You will also learn the names of various currencies.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.06.2015

Chapter 12b– Professions [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 12. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
28.05.2015

Chapter 12a– Professions

In this chapter, you will learn about the names of various professions. You will also learn words associated with work like “busy” and “tired.”
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.05.2015

Chapter 11b– Family [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 11. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.05.2015

Chapter 11a– Family

In this chapter, you will learn how to describe your family and how to talk about how old someone is. Did you know that in Chinese, you can’t just say “sister”? That is because there are different words for “younger sister” and “older sister.”
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.05.2015

Chapter 10b– Order Food #2 [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 10. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.05.2015

Chapter 10a– Order Food #2

Now you are going to learn how to order food at a restaurant as well as the names of more food items.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
29.04.2015

Chapter 9– Measure Words

This chapter teaches you about “measure words.” This concept does not exist in Amharic so it is important to follow along with the book and audio lessons.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
22.04.2015

Chapter 8– Ordinal Numbers

This chapter teaches you ordinal numbers in Mandarin Chinese. That is, you will learn how to say “first, second, third, etc.” You will also learn the pattern so that you can construct the ordinal numbers by yourself.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
15.04.2015

Chapter 7– Numbers

This chapter explains how to count in Mandarin Chinese. It also teaches you how to recognize patterns in how the numbers are given names.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
8.04.2015

Chapter 6b– Ordering Food #1 [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 6. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
2.04.2015

Chapter 6a– Ordering Food #1

This chapter teaches you what various food items are called in Mandarin Chinese and also explains some words related to food (eating, drinking etc). You will also learn how to say “I am hungry” and ask what someone likes to eat.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
28.03.2015

Chapter 5b– Languages [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 5. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.03.2015

Chapter 5a– Languages

This chapter teaches you how to say which languages you can speak, how to ask others what languages they are comfortable with and the names of various languages in Mandarin Chinese.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.03.2015

Chapter 4b– Nationalities [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 4. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.03.2015

Chapter 4a– Nationalities

This chapter teaches you how to say where you are from, how to ask others their country of origin and what various countries are called in Mandarin Chinese.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.03.2015

Chapter 3b– Talking to a Guest [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 3. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
28.02.2015

Chapter 3a– Talking to a Guest

This chapter tells you what you have to say when you receive a guest in your office. You will also learn how to say “I’m sorry,” and how to accept an apology.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
21.02.2015

Chapter 2b– Introducing Yourself [Dialogue]

These are dialogues that help you practice the various phrases that we have learnt in Chapter 2. As usual, each dialogue is repeated three times to make it easier to remember.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
14.02.2015

Chapter 2a– Introducing Yourself

This chapter explains how you can introduce yourself and what is appropriate to say when you meet someone new. We also learn about titles such as “Mr.” and “Mrs.” as well as how to ask for someone’s name.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
7.02.2015

Chapter 1b– Greetings [Dialogue]

Here we will practice how to greet and  how to say “thank you.” The sentences in this dialogue are repeated three times to make them easier to commit to memory.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
1.02.2015

Chapter 1a– Greetings

This chapter teaches basic greetings in Chinese. We also learn how to say “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Did you know that the direct translation of the phrase “you’re welcome” in Chinese is “don’t be so polite!”  In addition, we will also mention h...
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
28.01.2015

Introduction– iv– Pinyin

Pinyin is a way of capturing the sounds of Chinese characters using the roman alphabet. This episode provides a basic description of this system. Because this course is intended for Amharic speakers, and because the Amharic alphabet is better at captur...
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
17.01.2015

Introduction– iii– Tones

Mandarin Chinese has four distinct tones. In this chapter, we try to distinguish what each of these tones sound like. Tones are very important because the same pronunciation will have different meanings based on the tones. And without tones, it will be...
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
10.01.2015

Introduction– ii– Beauty and System of Chinese Characters

In this episode we will take a look at how logical the Chinese writing system is. Chinese writing is very systematic and there are sometimes patterns we can follow to find the meanings they convey.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author
4.01.2015

Introduction– i– Short History of Mandarin Chinese

Before getting into the language, we look at an extremely brief history of the Chinese language.
Lina Getachew Ayenew author