Somali Career Vocabulary (22 WPD: Day 11)

Work, work, work, work, work! It’s a constant topic, in any language. Knowing the words to describe different careers is incredibly useful, whether during introductions or discussions.

ENGLISHAF-SOOMAALI
studentarday
teachermacalin/bare
farmerbeeralay
engineerinjineer
doctordhakhtar
politiciansiyaasi
pilotduuliye
entrepreneurganacsade
professorborofisar
lawyergaryaqaan/looyar
driverdarawal
secretaryxoghaye
accountantxisaabiye
presidentmadaxweyne
ministerwasiir
journalistsuxufi
scientistsaynisyahan
soldieraskari
carpenternijaar
writerqoraa
mechanicmakaanik
diplomatdanjire
Vocabulary words to describe different careers in Af-Soomaali

As a language learner, it’s a good idea to think about how to use vocabulary words in a sentence (eventually, if not yet). For example, career vocabulary is great for a beginning language-learner, because it can be used in grammatically simple sentences such as “I am a _____” or “she is a _____.” In that vein, here are two useful/related phrases.

ENGLISHAF-SOOMAALI
What do you do for work?
(literally “what is your job?”)
Waa maxay shaqadaadu?
I am a….… baan ahay.
Phrases to ask and answer about careers during introductions

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