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Learn Common Somali Phrases and Words

On this page you'll find several common words and phrases translated from Somali to English. Among these translations, you'll find words like No, Please, and Thank you, and useful phrases like How are you?, I am fine, and I don't understand.

You'll also find on this page a comment section where you can have your say and a Somali-themed poll where you can leave your vote. Beyond this are also some helpful learning resources from Amazon.com and some Somali language trivia.

Near the bottom of the page you'll find a submit form where you can send in any translation requests or new content which will be added to the site in a future update. Current translation requests have been listed just above the form, so if you happen to know the Somali translation for any of the requested words, feel free to use the submit form. Everything on this site was at one time submitted by visitors just like you. We've simply collected everything and made it available to other language learners.

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Somali to English Key Words:

Whether you are learning about Somali key words and phrases in Somalia, taking an online Somali class, or plan to enrol yourself in a Somali language immersion school, our Somali to English dictionary is always being updated with new Somali key words which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Somali.

View this list of common Somali phrases with translations from: Somali to English or English to Somali

(Words in bold added during the last update.)

Maya - No

Fadlan - Please
Mahadsanid - Thank you

Iska waran? - How are you?
Sidee ta'hay? - How are you?

Nabad - Good
Waan fiicanahay (fii'anahay) - I am fine

Magacaygu (maga'aygu) waa… - My name is…

Caawi (aawi) - Help

Waan ku xumahay (humahay) - I am sorry

Maan fahmin - I don't understand

Immisa jir baad tahay? - How old are you?

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Somali Greetings: Learn how to say Somali greetings and goodbyes.

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Did You Know? Somali Language Trivia

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The Fine Print

The Somali to English Dictionary featured at the Chromlea Language Tutor may contain some errors in the Somali language. It is to be seen with a grain of salt, as all the content is from actual user submissions and not checked for grammatical / spelling accuracy (though we do correct our content as we are informed of errors). We wish you the best with your learning Somali and hope you can find this site helpful in your Somali language study.