Oromo Verbs

Oromo Verbs

If you're trying to learn Oromo Verbs you will find some useful resources including a course about Verbs in the present past and future tense... to help you with your Oromo grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Oromo. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Oromo Verbs

Learning the Oromo Verbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Oromo language. But first we need to know what the role of Verbs is in the structure of the grammar in Oromo.

Oromo verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsOromo Verbs
VerbsGoosii
PastKan sila ta'e
I spokedubbadhe
I wroteanbarreesse
I drovean oofe
I lovedani jaalladhe
I gaveani kenne
I smiledani seeqe
I tookani fudhadhe
he spokedubbate
he wrotebarreesse
he droveoofe
he lovedjaallate
he gavekenne
he smiledseeqe
he tookfudhate
we spokedubbanne
we wrotebarreessine
we droveoofne
we lovedjaallanne
we gavekennine
we smiledseeqne
we tookfudhanne
Future
I will speaknan dubbadha
I will writenan barreessa
I will drivenan oofa
I will lovenan jaalladha
I will givenan kenna
I will smilenan qummaada
I will takenanfudhadha
he will speakni dubbata
he will writeni barreessa
he will driveni oofa
he will loveni jaallata
he will giveni kenna
he will smileni qummaada
he will takenifudhata
we will speaknidubbanna
we will writenibarreessina
we will driveni-oofna
we will lovenijaallanna
we will givenikennina
we will smileniqummaadna
we will takenifudhanna
PresentKan amma ta'u
I speaknandubbadha
I writenanbarreessa
I drivenan-oofa
I lovenanjaalladha
I givenankenna
I smilenanseeqa
I takenanfudhadha
he speaksnidubbata
he writesnibarreessa
he drivesni-oofa
he lovesnijaallata
he givesnikenna
he smilesniseeqa
he takesnifudhata
we speaknidubbanna
we writenibarreessina
we driveni-oofna
we lovenijaallanna
we givenikennina
we smileniseeqna
we takenifudhanna

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Verbs in Oromo has a logical pattern. Locate the Verbs above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Oromo.

List of Verbs in Oromo

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Oromo placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Oromo vocabulary.

English VerbsOromo Verbs
I can accept thatkun naa ta'a
she added itkana itti dabalte
we admit itkana nifudhanna
they advised himisa gorsani
I can agree with thatkana, ittan waliigala
she allows itisheen nihayyamti
we announce itkana nibeeksifna
I can apologizedhiifama gaafachu nan danda'a
she appears todayharr'a mull'ati
they arranged thatsana mijeessaniiru
I can arrive tomorrowbor achi ga'u nan danda'a
she can ask himisa gaafachu nidandeessi
she attaches thatishin sana itti qabsiifti
we attack themjara halleelle
they avoid herishee baqatu
I can bake itkana bilcheessuu nan danda'a
she is like himishiinis akka isaati
we beat itkana nitumna
they became happynigammadani
I can begin thatkana jalqabu nandanda'a
we borrowed moneyqarshii liqeeffanne
they breathe airhafuura fudhatu
I can bring itisa fidu nandanda'a
I can build thatisa ijaaruu nandanda'a
she buys foodnyaata bitatti
we calculate itkana niherregna
they carry itisa nibaatu
they don't cheathinsoban
she chooses himisa filti
we close itisa nicufna
he comes hereas dhufa
I can compare thatwal biratti ilaaluu nandanda'a
she competes with menaan morkiti
we complain about itwaa'e isaa iyyanna
they continued readingdubbisuu itti fufan
he cried about thatwaa'e isaa booye
I can decide nowamma murteessu nan danda'a
she described it to mewaa'ee saa natti himte
we disagree about itwaa'ee saa walii hingaluu
they disappeared quicklydafanii achii badan
I discovered thatNatu arge
she dislikes thatkun itti hintolu
we do itnutu kana godha
they dream about itwaa'e saa abjootu
I earnednan argadhe
he eats a lotbaayyee nyaata
we enjoyed thatnutti tole
they entered hereas seenan
he escaped thatharkaa ba'e
I can explain thatibsuu nan danda'a
she feels that tooisheettis itti dhagaa'ama
we fled from thereasii baqanne
they will fly tomorrowbor barrisu
I can follow yousi duukkaa bu'e nan danda'a
she forgot mena irraanfatte
we forgive himdhifama goneerraf
I can give her thatkana isheetti kennu nan danda'a
she goes thereachi dhaqxi
we greeted themnagaa saan dubbifne
I hate thatkana nanjibba
I can hear itnan dhaga'a
she imagine thatishetti mullata
we invited themisaan affeerre
I know himan isa beeka
she learned itisheen isa barte
we leave nowamma deemna
they lied about himwa'ee isaa sobani
I can listen to thatisa dhaggeeffachu nan danda'a
she lost thatishee harkaa bade
we made it yesterdaykaleessa goone
they met himisaa wajjin wal argan
I misspell thatisaa barreessuu ndogoggora
I always prayyomiyyu Waaqa nan kadhadha
she prefers thatisatu wayyaaf
we protected themjara irraa ittifne
they will punish herishee ni adabu
I can put it thereisa achi kaa'u nan danda'a
she will read itisa nidubbifti
we received thatisa harkaa fuune
they refuse to talksitti haasa'u didu
I remember thatisa nan yaadadha
she repeats thatisa deebitee maqaa dhoofti
we see itisa ni argina
they sell itisa gurguru
I sent that yesterdayisa kaleessa nan-erge
he shaved his beardareda isaa haaddate
it shrunk quicklydafee walitti gale
we will sing itisa weedifna
they sat thereachi taa'an
I can speak itisa dubbachu nandanda'a
she spends moneyqarshii baafti
we suffered from thatinni nudarare
they suggest thatyaada akkasii dhi'eessan
I surprised himnan naasise
she took thatisa fudhatte
we teach itisa barsiifna
they told usnutti himan
she thanked himisa galateeffatte
I can think about ititti yaadu nan danda'a
she threw itachi gatte
we understand thatnuugala
they want thatisa barbaadu
I can wear ituffachu nandanda'a
she writes thatisa barreesiti
we talk about itwaa'e isaa nidubbana
they have itisaan bira jira
I watched ithubadheen ilaale
I will talk about itwa'ee isaa nimari'anna
he bought that yesterdaykaleessa kana bite
we finished itisa fixne

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Oromo, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Oromo Verbs, you might want to check the rest of our Oromo lessons here: Learn Oromo. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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