Maltese Grammar

The Maltese grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Maltese and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: u  Audio Under: taħt  Audio
Before: qabel  Audio After: wara  Audio
Inside: ġewwa  Audio Outside: barra  Audio
With: ma'   Audio But: imma  Audio
For: għall- / għal  Audio From: minn  Audio
To: lejn / għall- / għal  Audio In: ġo  Audio

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: liema?  Audio Who?: min?  Audio
How?: kif?  Audio Why?: għaliex?  Audio
Where?: fejn?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: qatt  Audio Rarely: rari  Audio
Sometimes: kultant  Audio Usually: normalment  Audio
Always: dejjem  Audio Very: ħafna  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Maltese:

I: jien  Audio You: int   Audio
He: hu   Audio She: hi  Audio
We: aħna  Audio They: huma  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: tiegħi  Audio Your: tiegħek  Audio
His: tiegħu  Audio Her: tagħha  Audio
Our: tagħna  Audio Their: tagħhom  Audio

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: jien nitkellem bl-ingliż  Audio
You speak French: inti titkellem bil-franċiż  Audio
He speaks German: hu jitkellem bil-ġermaniż  Audio
She speaks Italian: hi titkellem bit-taljan  Audio
I visited France: jien żort franza  Audio
I will drink milk: jien se nixrob ħalib  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: nifhemek  Audio
I don't understand you: ma nifhmekx   Audio
I don't speak French: ma nitkellimx bil-franċiż  Audio
This is my house: din hija d-dar tiegħi  Audio
That restaurant is far: dak ir-restorant huwa 'l bogħod  Audio
No problem: mhux problema  Audio

The above Maltese grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Maltese vocabulary to obtain some popular Maltese phrases.

Maltese Phrases

Maltese Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.