Maltese (Malti)

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Re-enactment of a traditional Maltese 18th-century wedding. Photo by maltatoday newspaper, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Why learn Maltese?

Maltese is a Semitic language spoken by about 520,000 Maltese people of Malta.

You can communicate in Maltese. Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Creativity is increased with the study of Maltese. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in society.

Maltese Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
[a,ɐ,æ]
B b
[b]
Ċ ċ
[t͡ʃ]
D d
[d]
E e
[ɨ,e,ɛ]
F f
[f]
Ġ ġ
[d͡ʒ]
G g
[ɡ]
Għ għ
[ˤː]
H h
[--]
Ħ ħ
[h,ħ]
I i
[i,ɪ]
Ie ie
[ɪ,ɛ,ɨː]
J j
[j]
K k
[k]
L l
[l]
M m
[m]
N n
[n]
O o
[o,ɔ]
P p
[p]
Q q
[ʔ]
R r
[r]
S s
[s]
T t
[t]
U u
[u,ʊ]
V v
[v]
W w
[w]
X x
[ʃ,ʒ]
Ż ż
[z]
Z z
[t͡s,d͡z]

Basic Phrases in Maltese

HelloBongu
GoodbyeAddiju
YesIva
NoLe
Excuse meSkużani
PleaseJekk jogħġbok
Thank youGrazzi
You are welcomeTa 'xejn
Do you speak englishTaf titkellem bl-Ingliż?
Do you understandQed tifhem?
I understandFhimt
I do not understandJien ma nifhimx
How are youKif inti?
Fine thanksTajjeb grazzi!
What is your nameX'inhu ismek?
My name isJien jisimni
Pleased to meet youBi pjaċir narak

Maltese Grammar

Maltese Nouns

ManRaġel
WomanMara
BoyTifel
GirlTifla
CatQattus
DogKelb
Fishħut
WaterIlma
Milkħalib
EggBajda
HouseDar
FlowerFjura
TreeSiġra
ShirtQmis
PantsQliezet

Maltese Adjectives

Colors in Maltese

BlackIswed
WhiteAbjad
RedAħmar
OrangeOranġjo
YellowIsfar
GreenAħdar
BlueBlu
PurpleVjola
PinkRoża
GrayGriż
BrownKannella

Numbers in Maltese

Zerożero
OneWaħda
TwoTnejn
ThreeTlieta
FourErbgħa
FiveĦamsa
SixSitta
SevenSebgħa
EightTmienja
NineDisgħa
TenGħaxra
ElevenĦdax
TwelveTnax
TwentyGħoxrin
ThirtyTletin
FortyErbgħin
Fiftyħamsin
SixtySittin
SeventySebgħin
EightyTmenin
NinetyDisgħin
HundredMija
ThousandElf

Maltese Verbs

To beLi tkun
To haveLi jkollok
To wantLi trid
To needBiex ikollok bżonn
To helpTghin
To goBiex tmur
To comeLi ġejjin
To eatBiex tiekol
To drinkTixrob
To speakBiex titkellem

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Maltese Sentences

AndU
OrJew
ButImma
BecauseGhax
WithMa
AlsoUkoll
HoweverMadankollu
NeitherEbda
NorLanqas
IfJekk
ThenMela

Useful Maltese Vocabulary

Maltese Questions

WhoMin
WhatXiex
WhenMeta
WhereFejn
WhyGħaliex
HowKif
How manyKemm
How muchKemm

Days of the Week in Maltese

MondayIt-Tnejn
TuesdayIt-Tlieta
WednesdayL-Erbgħa
ThursdayIl-Ħamis
FridayNhar il-Ġimgħa
SaturdaySibt
SundayĦadd
YesterdayIlbieraħ
TodayIllum
TomorrowGħada

Months in Maltese

JanuaryJannar
FebruaryFrar
MarchMarzu
AprilApril
MayMejju
JuneĠunju
JulyLulju
AugustAwissu
SeptemberSettembru
OctoberOttubru
NovemberNovembru
DecemberDiċembru

Seasons in Maltese

WinterIx-xitwa
SpringFir-rebbiegħa
SummerFis-sajf
Autumnħarifa

Telling Time in Maltese

What time is itX'ħin hu?
HoursSiegħa
MinutesMinuta
SecondsSekonda
O clock
HalfNofs
Quarter pastKwart fil-passat
BeforeQabel
AfterWara