Welcome to the third Somali lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Somali to help you practice your daily phrases.
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 - Somali|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] caano ma haysaa
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] caano iyo qaxwo waan hayaa
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] wuxuu haystaa saddex tufaax
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] waxay haysataa hal tufaax kaliya
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] waxaan ku noolnahay guri yar
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] waan jeclahay quraacdeena
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
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.
|English - Somali|
|Do you speak (English/ Somali)? ma ku hadashaa (ingiriis/afkaaga sheeg)|
|Just a little in yar un|
|I like Somali waan jeclahay afkaaga sheeg|
|Can I practice with you? ma kula kaashan karaa|
|How old are you? meeqo sanaad jirtaa|
|I'm thirty three years old waxaan ahay saddex iyo soddon|
|It was nice talking to you way wanaagsanayd inaan kula hadlo|
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