Malta’s main language is not English like it was supposed. Maltese is the mother language in here. English is one of the two official languages of the island with Maltese, but it is not the main language. The agents who usually advertises the language school do not share this truth with us bu There is a language called Maltese, and it speaks to everyone who is born and raised in Malta.
Maltese, the only semitic language written in Latin alphabet, seems to be speaking in Arabic. We can explain this formula as arabic + Italian & English terms + Latin alphabet = Maltese.
It is composed of 30 letters in total and contains special characters like ċ, ħ, għ. Għ, a monaural letter in the original consisting of two letters coming together. For example, the word “għada” meaning “tomorrow” is pronounced “aada”. This letter prolongs the front letter sound.
You can hear “orrajt” words at least 100 times a day.
This, in fact, has evolved from the English “all right” word to the Maltese. They use the “how are you, orrajt?” Style for 3 months, so they are very inclined to speak half English (They read the letter J as Y,)
If you come to Malta, this is a non-popular language in Europe and the World, would you like to win their sympathies using your Maltese among your friends? If yes, take a few notes down to the notebook
The easiest ones are “iva” (yes) and “le” (no)
Merħba → Merhba → Welcome
Kif int? → Kif int? → How are you?
Bonju → Boncu → Good morning
Ma nafx → Manafush → I do not know
Skuani! → Skuzani → Sorry
Inħobbok → Inhobbok → I love you
And finally … Caw alikom! (See you) : )