The linked documents list common words that you might want to use to label the photos in the photo album for your new child. (Link is at the bottom of this entry.)
Left column is the American word, middle is the phonetic pronunciation of the Amharic word and the right column is the word in Amharic letters.
You will find the Amharic words for
Your Bedroom (M)
Your Bedroom (F)
Your new school (M)
Your new school (F)
We love you. (M)
We love you. (F)
It should make it easier for the nannies with limited English skills to explain your photos to your new kids.
MS Word Version:
Adobe Acrobat Version:
If you have other words you’d like to see, leave a comment and I’ll ask my husband to translate.
(And, yes, I know one column is entitled “American word.” Sorry, I can’t help it. I’m an egocentric American. )
Update 9/18/07: I was given the wrong translation for grandma and grandpa before. (The old version was actually step-mother and step-father). It is corrected now.