100 Somali Language Phrases

Somali Language Phrases

Somali Language Phrases

Welcome to another Learn Somali lesson. Today we will focus on general everyday Somali language phrases. This list will start with talking about yourself using random sentences. These sentences will be separated into three tables: Affirmative, Question form and Negative  sentence. All these sentence will focus on 1st person singular. The first column is the English,  the second will be the Somali translation and the third will have vocabulary from the sentences.

  • Note: In the vocabulary Column, when you see the star sign “*” it indicates that the word can be used as An imperative sentence, or command. For example: Eat  (You are telling someone to eat) right? In Somali language, to tell someone to eat you say “Cun”.
  • Also make sure you know the pronunciation of letter “I” of Somali. It sounds like the “I” is “Islam”  or  “Indiana”.
  • These sentences are random and can help you see variety of sentences on different situation in your daily life.

 

Enjoy

 

Affirmative Oraah Vocabulary
I see you Waa kuu jeedaa/ Waa ku arkaa See / Arag*
I am standing Waan taaganahay Stand/ Istaag*
I ate lunch Waan qadeeyay Eat/ Cun*
I am surprised Waan yaabanahay Surprise/ Yaab
I am sorry Waan ka xumaahay Sorry/ Ka xumaan
I am scared Waan baqayaa Scare/Baqid/Cabsi
I am happy Waan faraxsanahay Happy/ Farxad
I have something to say Inaan wax dhoho ayaan rabaa Say it/ Dheh
I said that Saas baan dhahay Said/ Dhay/Iri
I am brushing my teeth Waan cadayanayaa Brush/ Tirtir*
I am taking a shower Waan qubaysanayaa Shower/Qubays
I will call you Waan ku soo wacayaa Call/ Wac*
I have nothing against you Waxba kuuma qabo Nothing/Waxba
I heard you Waan ku maqlay Come/Imaansho
I heard you are leaving Waxaan maqlay in aad baxaysid Leave/ Bixid
I am tired Waan daalanahay Tired/ Daalan
Show me around I tus meelaha Show/ Tus*
Give me I see Give/see*
Save me I badbaadi Save/badbadin
Help me I caawi Help/ Cawin
Look at me I soo fiiri Look/Fiiri*
Marry Me I guurso Marry/Guur
Play with me Ila ciyaar Play/Ciyaar
Accompany me Ii weheel yeel Accompany/Wehel
Listen to me I dhagayso Listen/Dhaqayso
Read for me Ii Akhari Read/Akhri
Count with me Ila tiri Count/Tiri
Eat with me Ila cun Eat/Cun
Run with me Ila orod Run/Orod
Watch with me Ila daawo Watch/Daawo*
I love you Waan ku Jeclahay Love/Jacaly

 

Questions Su’aalo Vocabulary
Do I know you? Ma ku aqaannaa? Know/Aqoon
Do I need them? Ma u baahanahay? Need/ u baahan
Do I throw this? Ma tuuraa? Throw/Tuur*
Does she love me? Miyay I jeceshahay Love/Jacayl
Does she recognize me? Miyay I garanaysaa? Recognize/garasho
Did you call me? Miyaad I soo wacday? Call/Wac*
Did you leave a message? Ma reebtay fariin? Message/fariin
Did I tell you that? Ma kuu sheegay taas? Tell/Sheeg*
Will you listen to me? Ma I dhagaysanaysaa? Listen/Dhaqayso*
Will you come with me? Ma I raacaysaa? Come with/raacid
Am I alone? Kaligay miyaan ahay? Alone/kali
Am I sick? Ma jiranahay? Sick/jirro
When will I get it? Goorma Ayaan helayaa? Get/helid
When will I finish? Goorma Ayaan dhamaynayaa? Finish/ dhamee*
How do I get there? Sidee u tagaa halkaas? There/halkaas
How do I know? Sidee u aqaanaa? How/ Sidee
How do I fix this? Sidee u hagaajiyaa? Fix/ Hagaajin
How do I open this? Sidee u furaa kan? Open/Fur*
How do I close this? Sidee u xiraa kan? Close/Xir*
How long do I wait? Intee sugaa? How long/Intee
Who woke me up? Yaa I toosiyay? Wake up/Toos*
Who is there? Yaa halkaas jooga? Who/Qofkee
Who is my teacher? Yaa macalinkayga ah? Teacher/Macalin
Who do I ask? Yaan waaydiiyaa? Ask/Waydii*
Who knows? Yaa yaqaan? Know/Aqoon
Where is my car? Aaway gaarigayga? Car/gaari
Where are we? Xaggee joognaa? Where/Xaggee
Where did it go? Xagge aaday ayada? Go/Bax* (a bit rude)
What is my number? Waa maxay lambar kayga? Number/Lambar
What have I done? Maxaan sameeyay? Done/sameyay
What is my job? Waa maxay shaqadayda? What/waa maxay
Will I get a job? Ma heli doonaa shaqo? Job/shaqo
Are we done? Ma dhamaynay? Done/Dhamayn
Am I tiring you? Ma ku daalinayaa? Tire/Daal

 

Negative Diidmo Vocabulary
I am not wrong Ma khaldani Wrong/Khalad
I am not angry Ma xanaaqsani Angry/ Xanaaq
I am not home Ma joogo guriga Home/ Guri
I am not available Ma la I heli karo Available/la heli karo
I am not sleeping here Meeshaan ma seexanayo Sleep/Seexasho
I am not hungry Ma gaajaysni Hunger/Gaajo
I am not cooking Ma karinayo Cook/Karin
I am not helping Ma caawinayo Help/Caawin
I did not do it Ma samayn Do/Samayn
I did not have car issue Ma haysan cillad gaari Issue/Cillad
I did not miss the class Ma ka baaqan galaaska Miis/u goyn
I did not take my meds Ma qaadan daawooyin kaygi Medicine/Daawo
I don’t know Ma aqaan Know/Aqoon
I don’t care Ma kala jecli Care/Kala jecel
I don’t mind Waxba kama qabo Mind/Ka qabin
I don’t watch the news Ma daawado wararka Watch/Daawo*
I don’t waste my time Ma iska lumiyo wakhriga Waste/Lumin
I don’t remember Ma xusuusto Remember/Xasuus
Don’t ask me Ha I waydiin Ask/Waydii*
Don’t give it to me Ha I siin Give/See*
Don’t run from me Ha iga ordin Run/Orod*
Don’t worry about me Ha iga walwalin Worry/Walwal
Don’t bother me Ha I dhibin Bother/dhib
Don’t kill me Ha I dilin Kill/Dil*
I have not done anything Ma samayn waxba Anything/waxba
I have not seen him Ma arkin Seen/arag
I have not finished it yet Ma dhamayn wali Finish/dhamee*
I will not accept this Ma aqbalayo tan Accept/Aqbal
I will not go there Ma aadayo halkaas Go/aad*
I will not hurt you Ma ku dhibaataynayo Hurt/Dhibaatayn
I will not attend this school Ma dhiganayo iskoolkaan Atten/Dhigasho
I will not tolerate this Ma u dulqaadanayo tan Tolerate/Dulqaad
I will not finish this Ma dhamaynayo tan This/Tan also Kan
I don’t understand Ma fahmin Understand/Fahan
Not bad Ma xuma  Bad/xun

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