How to use adjectives in Somali

How to use adjectives in Somali

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Somali? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Somali lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Somali adjectives.

Somali adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Somali are placed after the noun.


the old man
ninka dheer
the tall man
ninka miskiinka ah
the poor man
ninka hodanka ah
the rich man
ninka yar
the small man
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Basic words and phrases in Somali

Learn to get by in Somali with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Somali phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Waa qabow.
It is cold.
Waa sidee jawigu?
What is the weather like ?
Waa qoyaan.
It is humid.
Waa dabayl.
It is windy.
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