How to use personal pronouns in Somali

How to use personal pronouns in Somali

You want to learn how to use Somali personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Somali lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about Somali personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

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'.


me too
iyo aniga ?
and me ?
aniga kaliya
just me
aniga maahan
not me
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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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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.

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Step 2 : Somali personal pronouns

Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in Somali, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three Somali personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn waxaan, waxaad and waxay (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Somali personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three Somali personal pronouns waxaan, waxaad and waxay by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in Somali).

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