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"Waan haraadanahay = I am thirsty"

"Waan qoslayaa = I am laughing"

"Waan Fakarayaa = I am thinking" 

"Waan fiirinaya = I am looking"


I say it like the following respectively:

"Waan omanahay"

"Waan qosloya"

"Waan f iikiroya"

"Waan f iirinoya"



I never heard of "haraad". 


I think the site has issues with lowercase double "i" s together. Thus I put a space so that it shows clearly. 

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1 hour ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

Haraad is a severe thirst, like in drought times, whereas ooman is your average thirst.

I think that site's translation is wrong then. Unless maybe in their dialect they know it to mean "thirst". Thanks. 

I just learned that "parched" (informally) means "extremely thirsty". Or the formal term  which I seldom heard or used "dehydrated".   

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4 hours ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

Adiga Afsoomaaligaaga aqriskiisa iyo qoraalkiisa see waaye? Let's see how you can comprehend the previous sentence and write back your answer.

Hadda aqriskiga iyo qoraalkiga Soomaliga saddex ila shan jiir camal in u yahay baan u malaayna. Marka aqrisikiga iyo qoraalkiga aad baay u xun yahiin. Qoraalkaga iyo Google turcuman (turjubaan) baa igu caawiyen qoral kan. In yar na (aniga) keligaga baa isku dhiiyay in an qoro. 

Lakin maxa ii whye teesi suaashaas? Though why did you ask me that question? 

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