Somali-English dictionary

5000 Word Somali Dictionary

A great companion for Somali language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Somali today. You can view the PDF dictionary on your smartphone or your iPad (using the free iBooks app).

5000 Word Somali Dictionary


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5000 Word Somali Dictionary

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Key Points

  • Includes the most important words in Somali
  • Somali-English and English-Somali
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Online Somali dictionary

This Somali dictionary contains the 5000 most used words in Somali which are essential for day to day communication. Along with the meaning of the word, the dictionary will also provide usage examples.

Gurigaas waa cadaan yahay
That house is white
Gurigan waa duug yahay
This house is old
Gurigu waa weyn yahay
The house is big
Guryahu way yar yihiin
The houses are small
the houses
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About Somali

About Somali

Somali is spoken by 18 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. You'd like to improve your Somali vocabulary? Download our Somali PDF dictionary now and learn new Somali words today!

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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.

Waxaa jira xeeb.
There is a beach.
Shimbir baa jira.
There is a bird.
Guri baa jira.
There is a house.
Waxaa jira buur.
There is a mountain.
Basic words and phrases in Somali
Habeen wanaagsán!
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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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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 9

In the previous steps, you learned about Somali greetings, Somali nouns, Somali adjectives and Somali verbs. In this step, we highlight the use of possessive pronouns in Somali. You'll learn phrases like gurigayga, buugkayga and miiskayga (my house, my book, my table). You'll also learn gurigaaga, buuggaaga and miiskaaga (your house, your book, your table). 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.

On the Road! Somali

On the Road! Somali

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Somali words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Somali words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Somali and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Somali audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Somali course for you.

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