Maltese Vocabulary

The Maltese vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: wieħed  Audio Two: tnejn  Audio Three: tlieta   Audio
Four: erbgħa   Audio Five: ħamsa   Audio Six: sitta  Audio
Seven: sebgħa  Audio Eight: tmienja   Audio Nine: disgħa   Audio
Ten: għaxra   Audio First: l-ewwel  Audio Second: it-tieni  Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: it-tnejn  Audio Tuesday: it-tlieta  Audio Wednesday: l-erbgħa  Audio
Thursday: il-ħamis  Audio Friday: il-ġimgħa  Audio Saturday: is-sibt  Audio
Sunday: il-ħadd  Audio Now: issa  Audio Yesterday: ilbieraħ  Audio
Today: illum  Audio Tonight: illejla  Audio Tomorrow: għada  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frott  Audio Apples: tuffieħ  Audio
Bananas: banana  Audio Tomatoes: tadam  Audio
Potatoes: patata  Audio Onions: basal  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: aħmar  Audio Green: aħdar  Audio Blue: blu  Audio
White: abjad  Audio Black: iswed  Audio Grey: griż  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: kolazzjon  Audio Lunch: ikla ta' nofsinhar   Audio
Dinner: ikla ta' filgħaxija  Audio Milk: ħalib  Audio
Coffee: kafè  Audio Bread: ħobż  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: xemxi   Audio Windy: riħ  Audio Rainy: ix-xita  Audio
Snowy: jinżel is-silġ  Audio Cold: kiesaħ  Audio Hot: jaħraq   Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: tifel  Audio Girl: tifla  Audio
Son: iben  Audio Daughter: bint  Audio
Brother: ħu  Audio Sister: oħt  Audio
Man: raġel  Audio Woman: mara  Audio
Father: missier  Audio Mother: omm  Audio
Grandfather: nannu  Audio Grandmother: nanna  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: dar  Audio Toilet: tojlit  Audio Room: kamra  Audio
Bedroom: kamra tas-sodda  Audio Kitchen: kċina  Audio Table: mejda  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: qattus  Audio Dog: kelb  Audio Mouse: ġurdien  Audio
Bird: għasfur  Audio Cow: baqra  Audio Horse: żiemel  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: kalzetti  Audio Shoes: żarbun  Audio Trousers: qalziet  Audio
Shirt: qmis  Audio Sweater: flokk  Audio Coat: kowt  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: ingliż  Audio French: franċiż  Audio German: ġermaniż  Audio
Spanish: spanjol  Audio Italian: taljan  Audio Portuguese: portugiż  Audio
Greek: grieg  Audio Russian: russu  Audio Arabic: għarbi  Audio
Hindi: ħindi  Audio Chinese: ċiniż  Audio Japanese: ġappuniż  Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: tat-taxi  Audio Bus: xarabank  Audio
Hotel: lukanda  Audio Reservation: riserva  Audio
Airport: ajruport  Audio Passport: passaport  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: student  Audio Teacher: għalliem  Audio Pen: pinna  Audio
Books: kotba  Audio Page: paġna  Audio Dictionary: dizzjunarju  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: id  Audio Feet: saqajn  Audio Hair: xagħar  Audio
Eye: għajn  Audio Mouth: ħalq  Audio Nose: imnieħer  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulanza  Audio Doctor: tabib  Audio
Hospital: sptar  Audio Pharmacy: spiżerija  Audio
Police: pulizija  Audio Stomach Ache: uġiegħ fl-istonku  Audio

As you can see, this Maltese vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.