Even though I am supposedly currently on break, I have an exam on the 18th of august for civil law (so approximately 650 pages of textbook material that I pretty much have to know by heart).
To say I’m not thrilled is an understatement, especially since I have makeup exam dates in September and I also have to study for those, which means I effectively get a week and a half off, yay lol.
So, I’m just trying to take it slowly and study a little bit everyday but revise very frequently instead of binge learning the last two weeks.
So far today a did some flash cards (how cool is the new learn mode on quizlet btw??? it lets you set your exam date and then makes a study schedule??? magic), and then I listened to two lecture casts while coloring this owl.
Even if you aren’t fortunate enough to get lecture casts (our professor is the real MVP), I can highly recommend listening to podcasts while coloring, very relaxing and stimulating at the same time.
“Alvis,” the blond says, breaking their comfortable silence, “do you ever feel…small?” What a strange question to ask someone like Alvis. To ask the Monado – probably the largest thing in the entire world. The entire universe.
(apart from the fact that I really need to redye my hair, that the instagram filter made my raven tattoo look awful and that I’m still cursed with this poor excuse of a face) I’m getting more and more comfortable in body which is a whole new and amazing feeling
I decided to start doing Maltese vocab/grammar lists because I only know of one other blog here that makes them (they’re amazing, so go check them out at @maltese-boy!!) and I feel like there aren’t enough resources on the Internet for our language. Right now I’m not taking requests but in the future I probably will. Special dedication to @gigibuffone, I hope they’ll be helpful!! ☺
Iva - Yes Le - No Xi ftit - A little Forsi - Maybe Ma nafx - I don’t know Merħba - Welcome Ċaw - Bye Saħħa - Goodbye Jekk jogħġbok - Please Grazzi - Thank you Ta’ xejn/M’hemmx imniex - You’re welcome Jiddispjaċini - I’m sorry Skużi/Skużani - Excuse me (sometimes used as ‘sorry’ too) Lilek ukoll/Tant ieħor - Same to you (singular) Lilkom ukoll/Tant ieħor - Same to you (pl.) Għandi pjaċir - Nice to meet you
Il-ġurnata t-tajba - Good day L-għodwa t-tajba/Bonġu - Good morning Il-wara nofsinhar it-tajjeb - Good afternoon Il-lejla t-tajba - Good evening Il-lejl it-tajjeb - Good night
Awguri - Congratulations/Happy birthday Il-Milied it-tajjeb - Happy Christmas L-Għid it-tajjeb - Happy Easter Il-vaganzi t-tajba - Happy holidays Il-vjaġġ it-tajjeb - Have a good trip/flight L-isbaħ xewqat - Best wishes
X'jismek? - What’s your name? Jisimni… - My name is…
Kif int? - How are you? Tajjeb/tajba [ħafna]. (m/f) - I’m [very] good. Mhux tajjeb/tajba. (m/f) - Not good.
Kemm għandek żmien? - How old are you? Għandi [3-10] snin/[11-19]-il sena/[20+] sena. - I am… years old.*
Minn fejn int? - Where are you from? Minn/Minn + definite article… - I’m from…**
Fejn toqgħod? - Where do you live? Noqgħod… - I live (in)…**
Tifhem bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż? - Do you understand Maltese/English? Nifhem bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż. - I understand Maltese/English. Ma nifhimx bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż. - I don’t understand Maltese/English.
Taf titkellem bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż? - Do you speak Maltese/English? Naf nitkellem bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż. - I can speak Maltese/English. Ma nafx nitkellem bil-Malti/bl-Ingliż. - I can’t speak Maltese/English.
Narak! - See you! (singular) Narakom! - See you! (pl.)
Ħu gost! - Have fun! (singular) Ħudu gost! - Have fun! (pl.)
Ħu ħsieb! - Take care! (singular) Ħudu ħsieb! - Take care! (pl.)
*Numbers will be explained in another list. “Għandi” literally means “I have”.
**Some countries and places take an article, others don’t. For places starting with a vowel always use the definite article ‘il-’ (ex. (’minn’+‘il-’=) Mill-Ingilterra - From England, Noqgħod l-Ingilterra - I live in England). There is no rule for places starting with a consonant, you have to learn them by heart.
If some things aren’t clear or you’d like more explanation or you want to know how to say something in Maltese, just ask! :)