Somali Food

This is a list of food in Somali. This can be very useful when going to the supermarket to buy groceries or simply when asking for breakfast.

Milk: Caano
Butter: Subag
Cheese: Burcad
Bread: Rooti
Meal: cuno
Breakfast: Quraac
Lunch: Qado
Dinner: Casho
Salad: Ansalaato
Sugar: Sonkor
Salt: Cusbo
Orange juice: Liin bambeelmo biyaheeda
Soda: Cooka Cola
Coffee: Bun
Tea: Shaah
Fish: Kalluun (Malaay)
Meat: Hilib
Chicken: Digaag (dooro)
Pizza: Biisa
Eggs: Ukumo
Sandwich: Saanwiij
Ice cream: Jalaato
Water: Biyo
Food: Cunto

These samples show how food items can be incorporated into a sentence in Somali. You will also be able to express your feelings of hunger or thirst.

I'm hungry: Gaajaa i haysa (waan baa hanahay)
Are you thirsty?: Ma oon baa ku haya
Do you have a bottle of water?: dhalo biyo ah ma haysaa?
Breakfast is ready: Quraacdu waa diyaar
What kind of food do you like?: Cunto sidee ah baad jeceshahay
I like cheese: Waxaan jeclahay Burcadka

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