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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Maltese & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Maltese. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Malta or if you’re travelling there. 

Maltese is a Semitic language spoken by the Maltese people. It is the official language of Malta, situated in the Mediterranean Sea. It is spoken by approximately 520,000 people. The language itself has heavy influences of Arabic and Italian. 

All the words/phrases in this post have been written phonetically to help you with pronunciation. 

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Maltese

There is one main way to ask ‘how are you?’ in Malta.

How are you?Kiff int?

How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Maltese

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Some phrases differ based on whether you’re male or female, the ones that do have been noted.

Thank youGrazzi
I’m fine (if you’re male)Yee-in tai-yeb
I’m fine (if you’re female)Yee-ina tai-ba
I’m okay/so-soImsomma
Not so goodMoojh daqsek tai-yeb

It’s also useful to know how to say ‘and you?’ or ‘what about you?’ to find out how someone else is if they ask you.

And you?U int?

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of these phrases:

Example Conversation:

Person 1 (male speaker): Kiff int? (How are you?)

Person 2 (female speaker): Yee-in tai-yeb, grazzi. U int? (I’m fine, thank you. And you?)

Person 1 (male speaker): Yee-ina tai-ba (I’m fine)

Note that person 1 was a female speaker and person 2 was a male speaker and so the way they say ‘I’m fine’ is slightly different.

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Maltese and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases. 

Increase your vocabulary further by learning how to wish someone a happy birthday in Maltese.