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; Hello. :  Salama. (''like Arabic Salaam '')
 
; Hello. :  Salama. (''like Arabic Salaam '')
 
; Hello. (''informal'') :  mbola tsara. (''mm-BOOL-uh TSAR-uh'')
 
; Hello. (''informal'') :  mbola tsara. (''mm-BOOL-uh TSAR-uh'')
; How are you? :  ? ('' ?'')
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; How are you? :  inan vowvow (''ee-nan vow-vow'')
; Fine, thank you. :  . ('' '')
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; Fine, thank you. :  tsymeesee (''tsee-mees'')
 
; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
 
; What is your name? :  ? ('' ?'')
 
; My name is ______ ny aranako. :  ______ . (''knee araNAkoo.'')
 
; My name is ______ ny aranako. :  ______ . (''knee araNAkoo.'')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
 
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
; Please. :  . ('' '')
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; Please. :  azafady. ('' az-a-fad'')
 
; Thank you. : Misaotra. (''meesh-OW-truh'')
 
; Thank you. : Misaotra. (''meesh-OW-truh'')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
 
; You're welcome. :  . ('' '')
; Yes. :  Eny. (''Any'')
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; Yes. :  Eny. (''Any'') although 'yoh' is more widely used
; No. :  Tsia. (''Tseeya'')
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; No. :  Tsia. (''Tseeya'')although 'ahh' is more widely used
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  Aza fady. ('' '')
 
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  Aza fady. ('' '')

Revision as of 14:24, 11 March 2009

Malagasy (in French, Malgache) is the national language of Madagascar.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Salama. (like Arabic Salaam )
Hello. (informal
mbola tsara. (mm-BOOL-uh TSAR-uh)
How are you? 
inan vowvow (ee-nan vow-vow)
Fine, thank you. 
tsymeesee (tsee-mees)
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ ny aranako. 
______ . (knee araNAkoo.)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
azafady. ( az-a-fad)
Thank you. 
Misaotra. (meesh-OW-truh)
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
Eny. (Any) although 'yoh' is more widely used
No. 
Tsia. (Tseeya)although 'ahh' is more widely used
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Aza fady. ( )
I'm sorry. Aza fady
. (')
Goodbye 
Veloma. (ve-LOOM)
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Go away!
Mandehana ("man-day-HAN")

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

pink,black, lime green

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Use the word Tompoko ("TOOM-pook") (unisex
sir/madam) after a sentence when speaking to an elder/authority figure.
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