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
How much – Kemm?
The menu please – Il-menu jekk joghgbok
pronounced (ill menu yekk yoj bok)
The bill please – Il-kont jekk joghgbok
pronounced (ill kont yekk yoj bok)
Beer – Birra
White wine – Inbid abjad
pronounced (In-beed ab-yad)
Red wine – Inbid ahmar
pronounced (In-beed ah-mar)
Where’s the nearest loo? – Fejnu l-eqreb toilet, jekk joghgbok
pronounced (fey nu lereb toilet yekk yoj bok)
Do you have anything to add to this? Let us know!