Somali Greetings

This is a list of greetings in Somali. Helpful when trying to check how others are doing or feeling during different times of the day.

Hi!: Haye! (iska waran!)
Good morning!: Subax wanaagsan!
Good afternoon!: Galab wanaagsan!
Good evening!: Fiid wanaagsan!
Welcome!: Soo dhawoow!
How are you? (friendly): Sidee tahay?
How are you? (polite): Sidee baad tahay?
What's up? (colloquial) : Maxaa cusub?
I'm fine, thank you!: Waan fiicanahay, waad mahadsan tahay!
And you? (friendly): Adiguna?
And you? (polite): Adiguna sidee ayaad tahay?
Good: Waan fiicanahay
Bad: Ma fiicni
Happy: Farxad ama (waan faraxsa nahay)
Sad: Murugo (waan murugaysanahay)
Thank you!: Waad mahadsan tahay!
Thank you very much!: Aad iyo aad ayaad u mahad san tahay!
You're welcome!: Adaa mudan
Have a nice day!: Maalin wacan oo wanaagsan
Good night!: Habeen wanaagsan
See you later!: Is arag danbe!
Have a good trip!: Safar wanaagsan! (Safar Salaama)
It was nice talking to you!: aad aayay u wanaagsanayd inaan kula hadlo adiga!

The above greetings in Somali are essential to daily conversations. You are very likely to use at least one of them in any given day. Check out the next topic below or choose your own subject from the menu above.

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