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Useful Maltese phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Maltese.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, m = male (said by men), f = female (said by women), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English Malti (Maltese)
Welcome Merħba
Hello (General greeting) Ħello
Hawn
Aw
How are you? Kif int?
Kif intom? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Jien tajjeb grazzi. U int? (m)
Jiena tajba grazzi. U int? (f)
Long time no see Ilni ma narak
What's your name? X'jismek?
My name is ... Jien jisimni ...
Where are you from? Minn fejn int?
I'm from ... Jien minn ...
Pleased to meet you Għandi pjaċir
Għandi pjaċir bil-konoxxenza
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bonġu
L-għodwa t-tajba
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Wara nofs in-nar it-tajjeb
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Bonswa
Il-lejla t-tajba
Good night Il-lejl it-tajjeb
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Ċaw
Saħħa
Saħħiet (pl)
Good luck! Xewqat sbieħ
Awguri
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Evviva!
Ċirs!
Have a nice day Il-ġurnata t-tajba
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
L-ikla t-tajba
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Il-vjaġġ it-tajjeb!
Do you understand? Fhimt?
Fhimtni?
I understand Fhimt
Fhimtek
Nifhem
Qed nifhmek
I don't understand M'inix nifhem
Mhux qiegħed nifhem
Ma nifhimx
Mhux nifhem
Yes Iva
No Le
Maybe Forsi
I don't know Ma nafx
Please speak more slowly Jekk jogħġbok, tkellem iktar bil-mod
Please say that again Erġa għidli jekk jogħġbok
Tista terga tirrepeti?
Please write it down Iktibha jekk jogħġbok
Do you speak English? Titkellem bl-Ingliż?
Do you speak Maltese? Titkellem bil-Malti?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ftit
Speak to me in Maltese Tista’ tkellimni bil-Malti
How do you say ... in Maltese Kif tgħid ... bil-Malti?
Excuse me Skużi!
Skużani!
How much is this? Kemm jiswa?
Kemm jiswa dan?
Sorry Skużani!
Jiddispjaċini!
Ahfirli!
Please Jekk jogħġbok
Thank you Grazzi
Grazzi ħafna
Reply to thank you Merħba bik
Ta' xejn
M'hemmx mn'hiex
Xejn, xejn
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Fejn hu t-tojlit?
Fejn hi l-kamra tal-banju?
This gentleman will pay for everything Se jħallas is-sinjur ta' kollox
This lady will pay for everything Se jħallas is-sinjura ta' kollox
Would you like to dance with me? Tixtieq tiżfen miegħi?
Għandek pjaċir tizfen miegħi?
I miss you Nimmissjak
Inħoss in-nuqqas tiegħek
I love you Inħobbok
Inħobbok ħafna
Get well soon Nawguralek fejqan ta' malajr
Go away! Itlaq!
Żul!
Mur ‘l hemm!
Warrab!
Kixxi!
Leave me alone! Ħallini kwiet(a)!
Ħallini!
Help! Ajjut!
Fire! Ħruq!
Stop! Ieqaf!
Call the police! Ċempel lill-pulizija!
Christmas greetings Il-Milied it-tajjeb
New Year greetings I-Sena t-Tajba
Awguri ghas-Sena l-Gdida
Easter greetings L-Għid it-tajjeb
Birthday greetings Heppi berdej
Nixtieqlek jum għeluq sninek sabiħ
Congratulations! Pjaċir!
One language is never enough Dejjem tajjeb li tkun taf iżjed minn ilsien wieħed
My hovercraft is full of eels Il-hovercraft tiegħi hu mimli sallur

Maltese recordings from: http://www.mercury-direct.co.uk/blog/post/208/useful-maltese-phrases. Corrections from Ronald Poell

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Links

Other collections of Maltese phrases (some with audio)
http://linguanaut.com/english_maltese.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_language
http://www.mercury-direct.co.uk/blog/post/208/useful-maltese-phrases

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