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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oromo Nouns

Ethiopian Argument | Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Welcome to the third Oromo lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed bygrammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Oromo to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes
dinnichaa
tomatoes
tomatoes
timaantima
onions
onions
shunkurtaa
carrots
carrots
kaarootii
fruits
fruits
muduraa
apples
apples
miilloo
bananas
bananas
muuzii
oranges
oranges
burtukaanii

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
Grammar + RulesOromo
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
annan qabda? 
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
annani fi buna nqaba 
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
inni apili sadii qaba 
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
apili tokkitti qabdi 
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
mana xinnoo tokko keessa jiraanna 
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
cireen keenya natti tola 
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread
daabboo
milk
milk
annan
butter
butter
dadhaa
cheese
cheese
ayibii
coffee
coffee
buna
sandwich
sandwich
saandwiichii
meat
meat
foon
chicken
chicken
indaanqoo
fish
fish
qurxummii
breakfast
breakfast
ciree
lunch
lunch
dhiyaana
dinner
dinner
irbaata

Conversation in Oromo
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

EnglishOromo
Do you speak (English/ Oromo)?afaan (ingiliizi/oromoo) beekta?
Just a littlexinnoo se
I like Oromooromoo nan jaaladha
Can I practice with you?si wajjin qayyabadhuu?
How old are you?umuriin ke waggaa meeqa?
I'm thirty three years oldani waggaa soddomi sadii
It was nice talking to youwajjin haasa'un kenya na gammachiseera

Source: learn101

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