Somali Shopping

This is a list of expressions about shopping in Somali. Useful in supermarkets, sightseeing, and when haggling to get a good bargain.

How much is this?: Kani waa meeqa?
Can you take less?: Wax intaa ka yar ma ku qaadan karta?
I'm just looking: Waan iska fiir-fiirinayaa
This is too expensive: Kani waa qaali!
Do you accept credit cards?: Karedhit Kaar ma qaadataa?
Only cash please!: Fadlan lacag kaliya!

The following vocabulary is related to shopping places where you might need to buy goods or services.

Expensive: Qaali
Cheap: Raqiis
Cafe: Biibito
Cinema: Shaneemo
Supermarket: Suuqa weeyn
Gas station: Kaalin Shidaal
Museum: Madxafka
Pharmacy: Farmashi
Credit card: Kaarka amaahda
Cash: Lacag
Check: Jeeg
Parking: Meesha gaariga la dhigto

Hopefully these expressions of shopping in Somali can help you get around town and get some good bargains. Check our menu above to select another topic or click the "Next" button to view the next lesson.

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