Basic Somali Phrases
Welcome – Soo dhowow
Hello – Is ka warran
Good morning. – Subax wanaagsan
Good afternoon. – Galab wanaagsan
Good evening. – Fiid wanaagsan
Good night. – Habeen wanaagsan
Goodbye – Nabadeey / Nabadgelyo
Good luck. – Guul ayaan kuu rajaynayaa
Cheers/Good health! – Guul/caafimaad wanaagsan
Have a nice day. – Maalin wanaagsan
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 write it down. – Fadlan qor
Do you speak English? – Ingriis miyaad ku hadashaa?
Excuse me. – Iga raali ahow
How much is this? – Iska waran?
Sorry – Waan ka xumahay
Please – Fadlan
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