How to form simple sentences in Somali

How to form simple sentences in Somali

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Somali? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Somali lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Somali sentences easy.

Somali personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Somali has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Somali word for 'I' is 'aniga'.


aniga kaliya
just me
aniga maahan
not me
me too
iyo aniga ?
and me ?
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About Somali

About Somali

Somali belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Somali would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Somali

Learn to get by in Somali with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Somali, introduce yourself in Somali and even hold a conversation in Somali after you have met someone.

Waxaan ahay qabow.
I am cold.
Waan daalay.
I am tired.
Waan fiicanahay.
I am fine.
Waan murugeysanahay.
I am sad.
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Galáb wanaagsán!
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TeachMe! Somali

Learn Somali the easy, fun and fast way. Whether you're a complete beginner or you already know a few phrases in Somali, you'll be amazed at just how quickly you learn!

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You can learn Somali in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Somali in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Somali learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Somali in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Somali.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Somali

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Kanu waa buug, Kanu waa kursi and Kanu waa albaab (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Albaabku waa weyn yahay and Albaabku waa yar yahay (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Albaabadu way weyn yihiin and Albaabadu way yar yihiin (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Somali sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Somali. Give it a try yourself!

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