So you’re going to Malta. You’re pretty much all packed – well, almost – and have planned out everything you’re going to do whilst you’re away. Everything is sorted. But have you thought about learning some of the language for yourself? We asked Malta’s tourist board for some essential Maltese phrases that are used on a daily basis to help you out.
Hello (informal) – X’minnek
pronounced (shmin nek)
Goodbye – Sahha
pronounced (sah ha)
Please – Jekk Joghgbok
pronounced (yekk yoj bok)
Thank you – Grazzi
Excuse me – Skuzani
How are you? – Kif inti?
pronounced as is
I’m great, thank you – Tajjeb
pronounced (tay yeb)
Where’s the nearest loo? – Fejnu l-eqreb toilet, jekk joghgbok
pronounced (fey nu lereb toilet yekk yoj bok)
Can I have a local beer please? – Tini birra lokali jekk joghgbok
pronounced (tenee birra lokali yekk yoj bok)
Do you have anything to add to this? Let us know!