Quick Facts | Amharic Greetings
Selam Te’na yistiligne!/ May God grant you peace and health./formal greeting
Selam le’ enante yihun/Peace be with you/Plural form
Selam le’ante’ yihun/ Peace be with you/for male/formal
Selam le’anchi yihun/Peace be with you / for female/formal
Selam le’ ezih bet yihun/ peace be within this house or household said as one enters the home of others/
Selam/ Peace/ informal greeting
Tena yistiligne/ may God grant you health/ said either as greeting or in parting.
endemin neh/male nesh/female/ nachihu/plural–How are you?
Igzi’abher yimesegen dehna’ / God be praised or Thanks be to God I am well.. the response to the above. it is usualy shortened by omiting the I am well part which is the dehna’ so one says simply Igziabher yimesegen!