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Somali demonstrative pronouns : this

Demonstrative pronouns are used with nouns to make them more specific. A unique feature of Somali is that, unlike English, the demonstrative pronoun comes after the noun as a suffix. The English demonstrative pronoun 'this' has different forms in Somali. The form of the demonstrative pronoun depends on whether the noun to which it belongs is masculine, or feminine. The demonstrative pronoun for masculine nouns is '-kan' or '-han'. The demonstrative pronoun for feminine nouns is '-tan' or '-dan'.


this girl
this book
this house
this table
this horse
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About Somali

About Somali

Somali belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family. Somali is considered by many to be a very pleasant language to listen to. The 'Listen and Learn' MP3 audio course is a fast way to learn Somali.

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Basic words and phrases in Somali

Learn to get by in Somali with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Somali greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Kanu waa guri.
This is a house.
Kanu waa kursi.
This is a chair.
Kanu waa bisad.
This is a cat.
Kanu waa tufaax.
This is an apple.
Basic words and phrases in Somali
Subáx wanaagsán!
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PDF Workbook in Somali

PDF Workbook in Somali

A full 20 pages of exercises in English and Somali to help you learn essential words and phrases in the language. We suggest printing out the Somali exercise book and doing the exercises with a pen or pencil. This traditional learning method is a refreshing choice in this digital age. This learn Somali workbook includes 1000's of words and phrases in Somali.

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You can learn Somali in just 9 easy steps.

You can go from beginner to fluent in Somali in a short time and our nine-step Somali learning guide will show you how. You'll learn Somali greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Somali.

Somali learning guide : Step 6

In the previous steps, we taught you guri, guri and guriga (house, a house, the house). You also learned guryaha (houses, the houses). In this step, we discuss Somali demonstrative pronouns so you can form phrases such as gurigan and gurigaas (this house, that house). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Somali and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol. Or you can move ahead to step 7, by clicking the Next Step button (Somali adjectives).

Speak! Somali

Speak! Somali

Learn Somali now. You'll begin with simple Somali phrases and day to day vocabulary and advance at your own pace... seeing, listening and responding in Somali. Fun to use and also fun to learn! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a comprehensive Somali language course for Windows. If you have a Windows laptop, this will be an excellent way for you to learn Somali.

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