English to Somali: Learn Common Somali Words and Phrases
This page contains many common Somali words and phrases translated from English to Somali. These phrases will be very useful in everyday life and are an important part of Somali language education. Translations found on this page include the translations for words like No, Please, and Thank you, and other useful phrases like My name is..., I am sorry, and I don't understand.
Beyond the list of English to Somali translations, this page also features a comment section, a selection of learning resources, a web poll, and some Somali language trivia.
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English to Somali 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 English to Somali 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.
(Words in bold added during the last update.)
No - Maya
Please - Fadlan
Thank you - Mahadsanid
How are you? - Iska waran?
How are you? - Sidee ta'hay?
Good - Nabad
I am fine - Waan fiicanahay (fii'anahay)
Help - Caawi (aawi)
How old are you? - Immisa jir baad tahay?
I am sorry - Waan ku xumahay (humahay)
I don't understand - Maan fahmin
My name is… - Magacaygu (maga'aygu) waa…
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