Somali Jobs

This is a list of jobs in Somali. This will help you describe what you do for a living. It is especially useful when introducing yourself.

Doctor: Dhakhtar
Policeman: Askari
Teacher: Macallin
Businessman: Baayacmushtar
Student: Arday
Singer: Heesaa
Engineer: Injineer
Artist: Farshaxan
Actor: Jilaa (Atoore)
Actress: Atarisho (haweenay filimaanta jisha)
Nurse: Kalkaaliso
Translator: Turjume

These examples will help you answer the question "What do you do?" or "What do you do for a living?". Note how the personal pronouns are used with the nouns in this sentence.

I'm looking for a job: Shaqo doon baan ahay
I'm an artist: Farshaxan yahan baan ahay
He is a policeman: Askari weeyaan
She is a singer: Waa fanaanad (waa heesaa)
I'm a new employee: Waxaan ahay shaqaale cusub
I have a long experience: Xirfad dheer baan u leeyahay

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