Somali Fruits & Vegetables

This is a list of fruits and vegetables in Somali. Knowing these plants can be helpful when shopping in a grocery store or even restaurant.

Lemons: Liin dhanaan
Apples: Tufaax
Oranges: liin macaan (bambeelmo)
Peaches: Qumbe
Figs: Figs
Pears: cambaruud
Pineapples: Caano naas
Grapes: Canab
Strawberries: Istarawbari
Bananas: Moos
Watermelon: Qarre(xab xab)
Avocados: Afakaadho

Now here is the list of some commonly used vegetables:

Carrots : Kaarooto (dabocase)
Corn: Galleey
Cucumbers: Qajaar
Garlic: Toon
Lettuce: Ansalaato
Olives: Saliid Saytuun
Onions: Basal
Peppers: Qaji
Potatoes: Baradho
Pumpkin: Bocor batiiq
Beans: Digir
Tomatoes: Yaanyo

The following sentences include some fruits and vegetables mentioned above to show you how you can use them in your daily conversation.

This fruit is delicious: Qudaartani aad ayeey u macaan tahay!
Vegetables are healthy: Qudaartu waa caafimaad
I like bananas: Mooska aad baan u jeclahay
I don't like cucumber: Qajaarka ma jecli
Bananas taste sweet: Moosku macaan buu u dha dhamaa
Lemons taste sour: Liin dhanaantu waxeey u dhadhantaa si dhanaan

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