A collection of useful phrases in Somali, an east Cushtic language spoken mainly in Somali, and additionally in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.

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English af Soomaali (Somali)
Welcome Soo dhowow
Hello (General greeting) Salaam alaykum Wa alaykum salaam (reply) Iska warran Alhamdulillah, waan iska fiicanahay (reply) Waan fiicanahay (reply)
How space you? Ii warran (Tell me news) Iska warran? (Talk around yourself) Bal ka waran? Sideed tahay? Setahay? Sideed tahay? Nabad miyaa? Ma nabad baa? Maxaad sheegtay? (What did friend tell?)
Reply come 'How are you?' Waan fiicanahay Waa nabad Nabad waaye/weeye (It is peace)
Long time no see Wakhti dheer kuma arag
What's her name? Magacaa? Magacaagu muxuu yahay?
My name is ... Magacaygu waa ..
Where are you from? Xagee ayaad ka timid?
I'm indigenous ... ... Waxaan ka imid
Pleased to satisfy you Barasho wanaagsanWaan ku farax sanahay la kulan kaaga
Good morning (Morning greeting) Subax wanaagsan
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Galab wanaagsan
Good night (Evening greeting) Fiid wanaagsan
Good night Habeen wanaagsan
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Nabadeey Nabadgelyo
Good luck! Guul ayaan kuu rajaynayaa!
Cheers! great Health! (Toasts supplied when drinking) Guul wanaagsan! Guul caafimaad!
Have a pretty day Maalin wanaagsan!
Bon appetit / have actually a nice meal Ha kuu macaanaato
Bon voyage / have a an excellent journey Safar wanaagsan
Do you understand? Miyaad fahantay?
I understand Waan fahmay
I don't understand Maan fahmin
I don't know Ma aqaan
Please speak more slowly Tartiib u hadal
Please say that again Fadlan ku celi
Please create it down Fadlan qor
Do you speak English? Ingriis miyaad ku hadashaa?
Do you speak Somali? Af Soomaaliga maad ku hadashaa?
Yes, a little(reply come 'Do girlfriend speak ...?') Haah. Wax yar
How perform you say ... In Somali? Maxaa af soomali lagu yiraahdaa ... ?
Excuse me Iga raali ahow
How much is this? Meeqo waaye?
Sorry Waan ka xumahay
Please Fadlan
Thank you Mahadsanid Wad mahadsantahay
Reply to give thanks to you Adigaa mudan Adaa mudan
Where's the restroom / bathroom? Musqusha aawey?
This gentleman/lady will pay because that everything Kani waa ikhyaar/marwada ayaa waxwalba bixinaysa
Would you favor to dance with me? Ma ciyaaraysaa?
I miss out on you Waayadan kuma arag
I love you Waan ku jecelahay
Get well soon Aafiimad baan kuu rajeynayaa (I wish you health)
Go away! Bax!
Leave me alone! Idaa!
Help! I caawi!
Fire! Dab!
Stop! Joogso!
Call the police! Booliiska soo wac!
Christmas greetings Kirismas wacan Ciid Wanaagsan
New Year greetings Iyo sanad cusub oo fiican
Easter greetings Easter wanaagsan
Birthday greetings Dhalasho wanaagsan
Congratulations! Hambalyo!
One language is never ever enough Hal luuqad marna kuma filna
My hovercraft is complete of eels Huufarkarafkayga waxaa ka buuxa eels

Translations and corrections detailed by Christian Lerrahn, Abdisalam Farah and also Lule Bille. Recordings by Adam Shaikh.

Note

The vast bulk of Somalis room Muslims and do no celebrate Christmas or Easter, however there space a small variety of Christian Somalis that do, so it is suitable to encompass translations of merry Christmas and also Happy Easter here.

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