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Useful phrases in Maldivian

A collection of useful phrases in Maldivian, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Maldives and on India's Minicoy Islands.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English ދިވެހ / Divehi (Maldivian)
Welcome  
Hello Assalaamu Alaikum (frm)
Kihineh? (inf)
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Haalu kihineh? (frm) Kihineh? (inf)
Ran'galhu, shukuriyaa.
Long time no see  
What's your name?
My name is ...
Kon nameh kiyanee?
Aharenge namakee ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Kon rasheh?
 
Pleased to meet you Baddhalu vee thi varah ufavejey
Good morning Bajaveri hendhune
Good afternoon  
Good evening Bajaveri haveer eh
Good night Baajaveri reygade / Ufaaveri nidhume
Goodbye Dhanee
Good luck  
Cheers/Good health!  
Have a nice day Baajjaveri dhuvahey
Bon appetit  
Bon voyage  
I understand  
I don't understand Ahannakah neyngunu
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly  
Please say that again  
Please write it down  
Do you speak English? Ingireysin vaahaka dhakkan ingeytha?
Do you speak Maldivian?
Yes, a little
 
 
How do you say ... in Maldivian?  
Excuse me Ma-aaf kurey
How much is this? Agu kihaavareh?
Sorry Ma-aafu kurey
Please Adhes kohfa
Thank you
Response
Shukuriyaa
Maruhabaa
Where's the toilet? Faahanaa kobaitha?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything  
Would you like to dance with me?  
I miss you  
I love you  
Get well soon  
Go away!  
Leave me alone! Aharen ekani dhukoh laa
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Salaamai!
 
Huttey!
Call the police!  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  
Happy Easter  
Happy Birthday  
One language is never enough  
My hovercraft is full of eels
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Information about Maldivian

Links

Other collections of Maldivian phrases
http://maldives.tourism-srilanka.com/travel-tips/useful-phrases.html
http://wikitravel.org/en/Dhivehi_phrasebook

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