Top 20 Translated Phrases in Somali Language

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English Somali
Welcome Soo dhowow
Hello (General greeting) Salaam alaykum

Wa alaykum salaam (reply)

Iska warran

Alhamdulillah, waan iska fiicanahay (reply)

Waan fiicanahay (reply)

How are you? Ii warran (Tell me news)

Iska warran? (Talk about yourself)

Bal ka waran?

Sideed tahay?


Sideed tahay?

Nabad miyaa?

Ma nabad baa?

Maxaad sheegtay? (What did you tell?)

Reply to ‘How are you?’ Waan fiicanahay

Waa nabad

Nabad waaye/weeye (It is peace)

Long time no see Wakhti dheer kuma arag
What’s your name? Magacaa?

Magacaagu muxuu yahay?

My name is … Magacaygu waa ..
Where are you from? Xagee ayaad ka timid?
I’m from … … waxaan ka imid
Pleased to meet you Barasho wanaagsan

Waan ku farax sanahay la kulan kaaga

Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Subax wanaagsan
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Galab wanaagsan
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Fiid wanaagsan
Good night Habeen wanaagsan
(Parting phrases)


Good luck! Guul ayaan kuu rajaynayaa!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Guul wanaagsan!

Guul caafimaad!

Have a nice day Maalin wanaagsan!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Ha kuu macaanaato
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Safar wanaagsan


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