Useful phrases in Maldivian

A collection of useful phrases in Maldivian, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Maldives and on India's Minicoy Islands.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Englishދިވެހ / Divehi (Maldivian)
HelloAssalaamu Alaikum (frm)
Kihineh? (inf)
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Haalu kihineh? (frm) Kihineh? (inf)
Ran'galhu, shukuriyaa.
Long time no see 
What's your name?
My name is ...
Kon nameh kiyanee?
Aharenge namakee ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Kon rasheh?
Pleased to meet youBaddhalu vee thi varah ufavejey
Good morningBajaveri hendhune
Good afternoon 
Good eveningBajaveri haveer eh
Good nightBaajaveri reygade / Ufaaveri nidhume
Good luck 
Cheers/Good health! 
Have a nice dayBaajjaveri dhuvahey
Bon appetit 
Bon voyage 
I understand 
I don't understandAhannakah neyngunu
I don't know 
Please speak more slowly 
Please say that again 
Please write it down 
Do you speak English?Ingireysin vaahaka dhakkan ingeytha?
Do you speak Maldivian?
Yes, a little
How do you say ... in Maldivian? 
Excuse meMa-aaf kurey
How much is this?Agu kihaavareh?
SorryMa-aafu kurey
PleaseAdhes kohfa
Thank you
Where's the toilet?Faahanaa kobaitha?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything 
Would you like to dance with me? 
I miss you 
I love you 
Get well soon 
Go away! 
Leave me alone!Aharen ekani dhukoh laa
Call the police! 
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Happy Easter 
Happy Birthday 
One language is never enough 
My hovercraft is full of eels
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