Learn Somali Telling Time Dates Years

Somali: Telling Time Dates and Years

Hello and welcome to an others lesson. Today you will learn about Time Days  Months and seasons in Somali and some weather related vocabularies.

Time: in Somali time is called “Wakhti” also “Waqti” and sometimes “Xilli” So, “Wakhtigee/ Waqtigee/ Xilligee?” all mean: Which time?
Day: Maalin is one day and “Maalmo” is “Days”. “Maalintee or Maalinkee” means: which day? “Maalmehee?” also mean: What days.

Learn Somali: Telling Time Dates Years

Days of the Week Maalmaha Asbuuca
Saturday Sabti
Sunday Axad
Monday Isniin
Tuesday Talaado
Wednesday Arbaco
Thursday Khamiis
Friday Jimce
Day Maalin
Night Habeen
Weekdays (Work days) Maalmaha Shaqada
Weekend Maalmaha Fasaxa

Examples

What is the day today? Maanta waa maalintee?
What is today? Maanta waa maxay?
Today is Friday Maanta waa Jimce
Let’s see each other this Sunday Aan is aragno Axaddaan

 

Times of the day

Wakhtiyada Maalinta

Night

Habeen

Dawn

Waaberi or Aroor

Dusk

Gabal dhac

Morning

Subax

This morning

Saaka

Noon

Duhur

Afternoon

Galab or Casar

Evening

Fiid or Maqrib

Midnight

Saq dhexe

Midday

Barqadii

Last night

Xalay

Yesterday

Shalay

The day before yesterday Darraad
Tomorrow Barri
The day after tomorrow Saad dambe

Examples

Where were you last night? Xalay xaggee joogtay?
Tomorrow is holiday Barri waa fasax
I work night time Waxaan shaqeeyaa habeen
Good morning Subax wanaagsan

 

Telling Time Sheegidda Wakhtiga
One o’clock Hal saac
Two O’clock Laba saac
Three Fifteen Sadeexda iyo shan iyo toban
A quarter past three Saddexda iyo rubi
A quarter to five Shanta oo rubi dhiman
Five thirty Shanta iyo bar
Six sharp Lixda oo buuro ah
Seven forty five Todobada iyo afartan iyo shan
Eight at night Siddeda habeenino
Nine in the morning Sagaalka Subaxnimo
Time/Clock Wakhti/Saacad
Second Mirir/ Midhidh
Minute Daqiiqad
One hour/Two Hours Hal Saac/Labo Sacadood
Six O’clock Lix saax
Six hours Lix saacadood
Six watch Lix saacadood

Examples

The game starts Eight at night Ciyaartu waxay bilaabanaysaa siddeeda habeenimo
My break time is one pm Wakhtiga Bareegayga waa kowda
I have an appointment at five thirty Ballan baan leeyahay shanta iyo bar
The bus leave nine in the morning Basku wuxuu baxayaa sagaalka subaxnimo

 


 

Months of the years Bilaha Sanadka
Month/The month Bil/Bisha
January./ The first Month Janaayo/ Bisha Koowaad
February./The Second Month Feberaayo/ Bisha Labaad
March./The Third Month Maarso/ Bisha Saddexaad
April./The Forth Month Abriil/ Bisga Afaraad
May./The Fifth Month Maajo/Meey/ Bisha Shanaad
June./The sixth Month Juun/ Bisha Lixaad
July./The Seventh Month Luuliyo/Juulaay/ Bisha Todobaad
August./ The Eighth Month Agoosto/ Bisha Siddeedaad
September./ The Ninth Month Sabteembar/ Bisha Sagaalaad
October./ The Tenth Month Oktoobar/ Bisha Tobanaad
November./The Eleventh Month Nofeembar/ Bisha Kow iyo Tobanaad
December/The Twelveth Month Diseembar/ Bisha Laba iyo Tobanaad
Dates Taariikh
2015 Labada kun iyo Shan iyo toban
2014 Labadii kun iyo shantii (Past)
1999 Kun Sagaal boqol iyo sagaashan iyo sagaal
1960 Kun Sagaal boqol iyo lixdankii
610 Lix boqol iyo Tobankii
05/11/2015 Kow iyo tobankii Meey 2015

Examples

What is your birth month? Bishee dhalatay?
My birthday is August Dhalashadayda waa Agoosto
She will be 5 this this may Meey ayay shan noqonaysaa
The school starts September Iskoolka wuxuu bilowdaa Sabteembar

What is the date today?/ Maanta waa maxay taariikhdu?

Today is February 10th/ Maanta waa 10ka Feberaayo.


 

Somali: Telling Time Dates Years and seasons

Seasons of the years and Weather Xilliyada Sanadka iyo Hawada
Spring (The Spring ) Gu (Guga) (Gugii (Past))
Summer (The Summer) Xagaa (Xagaaga) (Xagaagii (Past))
Fall/ Autumn, (The Fall). Dayr(Dayrta) (Dayrtii (Past))
Winter (The Winter) Jiilaal(Jiilaalka)(Jiilaalkii (Past))
Sun Qorax
Moon Dayax
Rain Roob
Raining Roob da’aya
Drizzle Xagaayo
Weather Hawo
Wind Dabayl
Snow Fall Baraf da’aya
Ice Baraf
Drought Abaar
Hurricane Duufaan
Flood Daad

Examples

It rain in the Spring Guga roob ayaa da’a
It gets really hot in the Summer Xagaaga aad ayay u kululaataa
In Somalia, it never snows in the winter Soomaaliya jilaalka baraf kama da’o
I went to Hawaii last summer Xagaagii lasoo dhaafay waxaan aaday Hawaii.

 


Please check the Somali numbers, counting and basic math lesson. It can help you when using the months and times vocabulary.

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