The use of AND/OR in Somali language

 

Isticmaalla IYO/AMA ee Afsoomalia

“And” mean (iyo) and  “Or” means (ama) also (Mise). You will see people use (Mise/Ama) interchangeably because these words mean the same.

The use of  AND/OR in Somali language

And/iyo Or/Ama (Mise) Vocabulary
Milk and meat.

(Caano iyo Hilib)

Milk or meat.

(Caano ama Hilib)

Also: (Caano mise Hilib)

Milk – Caano.

Meat – Hilib

Inside and out

(Gudaha iyo Banaanka)

Inside or out (Gudaha ama Banaanka) Inside
Man and woman.

(Nin iyo Naag)

Man or  woman

Nin ana Naag

Man – Nin

Woman- Naag

Mom and dad

(Hooyo iyo aabbe)

Mom or dad.

Hooyo ama aabbe

Mom- Hooy

Dad-Aabbe (aabe)

Old and young

(Yar iyo wayn)

Old or young

(Yar iyo wayn)

Old- Ways

Young -Yar

Does she need the small one and the big one?

(Ma waxay rabtaa midka yar iyo midka  wayn?)

Does she need the small one or the big one?

(Ma waxay rabtaa midka yar ama midka  wayn?)

Dress-canbuur.

Small/Yar.

Big/Wayn.

One/Midka.

Life and Death

(Nolol iyo Geeri)

Life or Death

Nolol ama Geeri

Life – Nolol

Death – Geeri

 

The use of  AND/OR in Somali language is very simple and we hope this can help you understand and use it.

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