Oromo Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Oromo Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Oromo Prepositions 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 Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Oromo.

Oromo prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsOromo Prepositions
Prepositions
inside the housemanicha keessa
outside the carmakiinaadha alatti
with menaa wajjin
without himisa malee
under the tablexarapheezicha jala
after tomorrowiftaan
before sunsetdhi'a aaduu dura
but I'm busyani ko'eessa / hojii irra njira

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Oromo.

List of Prepositions in Oromo

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Oromo placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Oromo vocabulary.

English PrepositionsOromo Prepositions
aboutwaa'ee
abovegubbaa / gararraa
acrossgama
afterbooddee / booda
againstfaallaa
amongjara giddu
aroundnaannoo
asakka
atitti
beforedura
behinddudduuba / dugda duuba
belowjala / gajjallaa
beneathgajjallaa
besidebira
betweengidduu
beyondgaras
butgaruu
by..dhaan
despiteta'uyyuu
downlafa
duringutuu
exceptmalee
forf
fromirraa
inkeessa
insidekeessa
intokeessatti
nearbira
nextittaanee
ofkan
onirra
oppositefuullee / faallaa
outala
outsidealla
overirraan
per..tti
plusfi
roundnaannoo
sinceergii
thanmannaa
throughgidduu
tillhamma
totti
towardgaras
underjala / gajjallaa
unlikefaallaa
untilhamma
upgubbaa
viakaraa
withwajjin
withinkeessatti
withoutmalee
two wordsjechoota lama
according toakka kanaatti
because ofkanaaf
close tobira
due tokanaaf
except forkana malee
far fromirraa siqee / iraa fagaatee
inside ofkeessa isaa
instead ofkanaa mannaa
near toitti aanee
next toitti aanee
outside ofkanaa alatti
prior tokanaan dura
three wordsjechoota sadii
as far ashamma
as well asfi
in addition todabalatees
in front offullee isaa
in spite ofha ta'uyyu malee
on behalf ofmaqaa …
on top ofkana irraan
demonstrative prepositionsagarsiisoo
thiskana / tana
thatsana
thesewarra kana / jara kana
thosewarra sana / jara sana

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Oromo. Once you're done with Oromo Prepositions, 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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