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
|English||ދިވެހ / Divehi (Maldivian)|
|Assalaamu Alaikum (frm)
|How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
|Haalu kihineh? (frm) Kihineh? (inf)|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?
My name is ...
|Kon nameh kiyanee?|
|Aharenge namakee ...|
|Where are you from?
I'm from ...
|Pleased to meet you||Baddhalu vee thi varah ufavejey|
|Morning greeting(s)||Bajaveri hendhune|
|Evening greeting(s)||Bajaveri haveer eh|
|Nighttime parting phrase(s)||Baajaveri reygade / Ufaaveri nidhume|
|Toasts used when drinking|
|Have a nice day||Baajjaveri dhuvahey|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't understand||Ahannakah 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 me||Ma-aaf kurey|
|How much is this?||Agu kihaavareh?|
|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|
|Leave me alone!||Aharen ekani dhukoh laa|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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