Malagasy words for basic introductions

Malagasy-English/English-Malagasy: Dictionary and Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebook)
by Janie Rasoloson

Amazon.com: Malagasy, the national language of Madagascar, has over 10 million speakers. This dictionary and phrasebook provides the traveller to this beautiful island with the means for basic communication, as well as an introduction to the country's culture. The compact guide includes a two-way bilingual dictionary with over 2,000 entries and a phrasebook containing all of the essential topics, from introductions and common phrases to accommodations, food and drink, weather and health, among many others.




Malagasy to English Dictionary: Words, phrases, translations: Introductions | Food | Accomodations | Travel | Communications | Shopping | Money | Health | Bureaucracy | Weather | Nature | Animals | Plants | Politics | Emergency | Time | Measures | Numbers

Hello; How are you?, Good morning/afternoon/evening Manahoana, Salama
Hello; How are you?, Good morning/afternoon/evening Manakory
Hello; How are you?, Good morning/afternoon/evening Akory
Fine, thank you. Tsara fa misaotra
Welcome! Tonga sao!
Good-bye Veloma
Bon voyage Soava dia!
See you! Mandra-pihaona!
Please Asafady
Thank you Misaotra
You're welcome Tsy misy fisaorana
Excuse me Azafady kely e!
Help Vonjeo
Could you help me please? Afaka manampy ahy ve ianao
Do you speak English? Miteny anglisy ve ianao
Do you speak Malagasy? Miteny gasy ve ianao
I do not speak Malagasy Tsy mahay miteny gasy aho
I do not speak English Tsy mahay miteny anglisy aho
I understand a little Mahazo kely aho
Nice to meet you Faly mahalala anao
Yes Eny
No Tsia
I am sorry Miala tsiny aho
My name is [NAME] {NAME] no anarako
What is your name? Iza no anaranao
Polite form of address. Finish greetings with tompoko
my/your family ny fianahaviako/ny fianahavianao
my/your friend ny namako/ny namanao
my/your husband/wife ny vadiko/ny vadinao
my/your children ny zanako/ny zanakao
my/your daughter ny zanako vavy/ny zanakao vavy
my/your son ny zanako lahy/ny zanakao lahy
my/your father ny raiko/ny rainao
my/your mother ny reniko/ny reninao
my/your parents ny ray aman-dreniko/ny ray aman-dreninao
my/your grandparents ny raibe sy renibeko/ny raibe sy renibenao
my/your brother (brother of a man) ny rahalahiko/ny rahalahinao
my/your brother (brother of a woman) ny anadahiko/ny anadahinao
my/your sister (sister of a man) ny rahavaviko/ny rahavavinao
my/your sister (sister of a woman) ny anabaviko/ny anabavinao
my/your cousin (male) ny cousin-ako/ny cousin-anao
my/your cousin (female) ny cousine-ako/ny cousine-anao
What is your occupation? Inona no asanao?
I am a [JOB] [JOB] aho
business person mpanao afera
doctor dokotera
journalist mpanao gazety
scientist mpikaroka
student mpianatra
teacher mpampianatra
How old are you? Firy taona ianao?
I am [AGE] years old. [AGE] taona aho (see "Numbers" section)
Where are you from? Avy aiza ianao?
Where do you live? Aiza ianao no mipetraka?
I am from [PLACE] Avy any [PLACE] aho
I live in [PLACE] Any [PLACE] aho no mipetraka
Australia Aostralia
England Angletera
France Frantsa
Germany Alemaina
the United States Amerika
Are you married? Manambady ve ianao?
I am [STATUS] [STATUS] aho
single tsy mbola manambady
married manambady
divorced nisaraka
I have children/child Manan-janaka aho
Happy birthday Bon anniversaire
Congratulations! Arahabaina!


Malagasy-English/English-Malagasy: Dictionary and Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebook)
by Janie Rasoloson

Amazon.com: Malagasy, the national language of Madagascar, has over 10 million speakers. This dictionary and phrasebook provides the traveller to this beautiful island with the means for basic communication, as well as an introduction to the country's culture. The compact guide includes a two-way bilingual dictionary with over 2,000 entries and a phrasebook containing all of the essential topics, from introductions and common phrases to accommodations, food and drink, weather and health, among many others.



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