Welcome to the sixth Oromo lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Oromo to help you practice your daily phrases.
|Cardinal and Ordinal - Oromo|
|Monday dafinoo / ojja duree|
|seventy one torbaatami tokko|
|Saturday sambata xinnaa / sambata duraa|
|one hundred dhibba tokko|
|Sunday dilbata / sambata guddaa|
Oromo cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Oromo. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Oromo|
|I have three dogs|
[number + noun] saree sadii nqaba
|my daughter has two cats|
[number + noun] intalli ko adurree lama qabdi
|she speaks seven languages|
[verb + number] afaan torba dubbatti
|my brother has one son|
[number + singular noun] obboleessi ko ilma tokko qaba
|this is my second lesson|
[ordinal number + noun] kun barnota ko lammaffaadha
|did you read the third book?|
[ordinal number + noun] kitaabicha saddaffaa dubbiftee?
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Oromo|
|Where are you from? biyyi ke eessa?|
|I'm from the U.S biyyo ko usa|
|I'm American ani nama amaarikaaniti|
|Where do you live? essa jiraatta?|
|I live in the U.S biyya amaarikaani njiraadha|
|What do you do for a living? maal hojiin ke?|
|I'm a student ani barataadha|
Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Oromo? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have homepage. You can now check the next lesson below.
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