Maltese Phrases

The Maltese phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hi!  Audio
What is your name?: x'jismek?  Audio
Nice to meet you: għandi pjaċir!  Audio
How are you?: kif int?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: jien tajjeb grazzi  Audio
And you?: u int?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Maltese)?: titkellem (bl-ingliż/ bil-malti)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: hi titkellem biċ-ċiniż?  Audio
A little bit: ftit  Audio
How old are you?: kemm għandek żmien?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: jien għandi 33 sena  Audio
It was nice talking to you: ħadt pjaċir nitkellem miegħek  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: x'jiġifieri?  Audio
I don't understand: ma nifhimx!  Audio
I don't know: ma nafx!  Audio
Sorry: skużani  Audio
What is that called in Maltese?: x'jgħidulha dik bil-malti?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: xi tfisser dik il-kelma bl-ingliż?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: minn fejn int?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: jien mill-amerka  Audio
I'm American: jien amerikan  Audio
Where do you live?: fejn toqgħod?  Audio
I live in the U.S: jien ngħix l-amerka  Audio
What do you do for a living?: x'tagħmel fil-ħajja?  Audio
I'm a student: jien student  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: nista' ngħinek?  Audio
Can you help me?: tista' tgħini?  Audio
Where is the airport?: fejn hu l-ajruport?  Audio
Go straight: mur dritt  Audio
Then: imbagħad  Audio
Turn left: dur lejn ix-xellug  Audio
Turn right: dur lejn il-lemin  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Maltese in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: happy birthday!  Audio
Happy new year: is-sena t-tajba!  Audio
Merry Christmas: il-milied it-tajjeb!  Audio
Good luck: good luck!  Audio
Congratulations: nawguralek  Audio

Maltese expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: għandi reservation  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: għandkom kmamar vojta?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: nixtieq kamra non-smoking  Audio
How much it costs per night?: x'inhi l-kirja għal kull lejl?  Audio
Waiter: waiter!  Audio
How much is this?: kemm hu dan?  Audio
What is this?: x'inhi din?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: kollox sew?  Audio
I need a doctor: għandi bżonn tabib  Audio
Help: ajjut!  Audio
Call the ambulance: ċempel l-ambulanza!  Audio
Call the police: ċempel il-pulizija!  Audio
I am sick: qed iħossni ħażin  Audio

These Maltese phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Maltese Vocabulary and Maltese Grammar, you might want to visit our Maltese Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Maltese Vocabulary

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Maltese phrases.