English-Amharic Verb Tenses (with Example Sentences) – እንግሊዝኛ-አማርኛ የግሥ ጊዜዎች (ከምሳሌ ዓረፍተ ነገሮች ጋር)

I can see what people search for to find my blog, and this is something people search for A LOT! These are sentences in different verb tenses, in English and Amharic.
የእኔን ብሎግ ለማግኘት ሰዎች የሚፈልጉትን ማየት እችላለሁ፣ እና ይህ ሰዎች ብዙ የሚፈልጉት ነገር ነው! እነዚህ ዓረፍተ ነገሮች በተለያዩ የግሥ ጊዜዎች፣ በእንግሊዝኛ እና በአማርኛ።

Simple (Present/Past/Future)

The first section shows the past, present, and future tenses.
የመጀመሪያው ክፍል ያለፈውን, የአሁኑን እና የወደፊቱን ጊዜ ያሳያል.

Remember: present and future are the same in Amharic, but they are different in English.
አስታውሱ፡ የአሁን እና ወደፊት በአማርኛ አንድ ናቸው በእንግሊዝኛ ግን ይለያያሉ።

For English-speakers learning Amharic, here is how to conjugate Amharic verbs in present and future, and how to conjugate Amharic verbs in past.

past simplepresent simplefuture simple
AMHARICምሳ በላሁ።ምሳ እበላለሁ።ምሳ እበላለሁ።
ENGLISHI ate lunch.I eat lunch.I will eat lunch.

past simplepresent simplefuture simple
AMHARICልብስ አጠብኩ።ልብስ እጥባለሁ።ልብስ እጥባለሁ።
ENGLISHI washed clothesI wash clothes.I will wash clothes.

past simplepresent simplefuture simple
ENGLISHShe worked.She works.She will work.

past simplepresent simplefuture simple
AMHARICተማሪዎች ነበሩ።ተማሪዎች ናቸው.ተማሪዎች ይሆናሉ።
ENGLISHThey were students.They are students.They will be students.

Continuous (Past/Present)

For English-speakers learning Amharic, here is how to conjugate Amharic verbs in the continuous tenses.

past continuouspresent continuous
AMHARICእያጠናሁ ነበር።እያጠናሁ ነው።
ENGLISHI was studying.I am studying.

past continuouspresent continuous
AMHARICእያወራሁ ነበር።እያወራሁ ነው።
ENGLISHI was talking.I am talking.

past continuouspresent continuous
AMHARICእየሄደ ነበር።እየሄደ ነው።
ENGLISHHe was going.He is going.

past continuouspresent continuous
AMHARICእየዘፈንን ነበር።እየዘፈንን ነው።
ENGLISHWe were singing.We are singing.

Perfect (Past/Present)

For English-speakers learning Amharic, here is how to conjugate Amharic verbs in the perfect.

past perfectpresent perfect
AMHARICጨርሼ ነበር።ጨርሻለሁ.
ENGLISHI had finished.I have finished.

past perfectpresent perfect
AMHARICበልቼ ነበር።በልቻለሁ።
ENGLISHI had eaten.I have eaten.

past perfectpresent perfect
AMHARICትኖር ነበር.ኖራለች።
ENGLISHShe had lived.She has lived.

past perfectpresent perfect
AMHARICሄደው ነበር።ሄደዋል::
ENGLISHThey had gone.They have gone.

past perfectpresent perfect
AMHARICአንብበህ ነበር።አንብበሃል።
ENGLISHYou had read.You have read.

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