Maltese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Maltese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Maltese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Maltese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Maltese
I speak English
jien nitkellem bl-ingliz Audio
you speak French
inti titkellem bil-franciz Audio
he speaks German
hu jitkellem bil-germaniz Audio
she speaks Italian
hi titkellem bit-taljan Audio
we speak Arabic
ahna nitkellmu bl-gharbi Audio
they speak Chinese
huma jitkellmu bic-ciniz Audio

The past tense in Maltese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Maltese
I visited France
jien zort franza Audio
you visited Italy
inti zort l-italja Audio
he visited Morocco
huwa zar il-marokk Audio
she visited China
hi zaret ic-cina Audio
we visited Mexico
ahna zorna messiku Audio
they visited Kenya
huma zaru l-kenja Audio

The future tense in Maltese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Maltese
I will drink milk
jien se nixrob halib Audio
you will drink coffee
inti se tixrob kaf� Audio
he will drink tea
hu se jixrob t� Audio
she will drink water
hija se tixrob ilma Audio
we will drink apple juice
ahna se nixorbu meraq tat-tuffieh Audio
they will drink tea
huma se jixorbu t� Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
widna
eye
eye Audio
ghajn
mouth
mouth Audio
halq
nose
nose Audio
imnieher
hair
hair Audio
xaghar
face
face Audio
wicc
head
head Audio
ras
heart
heart Audio
qalb
hand
hand Audio
id
fingers
fingers Audio
swaba
leg
leg Audio
rigel
feet
feet Audio
saqajn

Travel Phrases in Maltese

Imagine yourself in some Maltese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Maltese
Can you help me?
tista' tghini? Audio
Can I help you?
nista' nghinek? Audio
Where is the airport?
fejn hu l-ajruport? Audio
Go straight
mur dritt Audio
Then
imbaghad Audio
Turn left
dur lejn ix-xellug Audio
Turn right
dur lejn il-lemin Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Maltese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Maltese Vocabulary   Maltese Vocabulary

Maltese Audio   Maltese Audio



Share

Inspirational Quote: Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Goethe