Welcome to the third Oromo lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Oromo to help you practice your daily phrases.
Nouns Grammar Rules
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules||Oromo|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun]
|annan qabda? |
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun]
|annani fi buna nqaba |
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun]
|inni apili sadii qaba |
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun]
|apili tokkitti qabdi |
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun]
|mana xinnoo tokko keessa jiraanna |
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun]
|cireen keenya natti tola |
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Conversation in Oromo
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|Do you speak (English/ Oromo)?||afaan (ingiliizi/oromoo) beekta?|
|Just a little||xinnoo se|
|I like Oromo||oromoo nan jaaladha|
|Can I practice with you?||si wajjin qayyabadhuu?|
|How old are you?||umuriin ke waggaa meeqa?|
|I'm thirty three years old||ani waggaa soddomi sadii|
|It was nice talking to you||wajjin haasa'un kenya na gammachiseera|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Oromo. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.
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