GREETINGS

  • Hello; How are you?, Good morning/afternoon/evening – Manahoana
  • 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!
  • Please – Asafady
  • Thank you – Misaotra
  • You’re welcome – Tsy misy fisaorana
  • Thank you, good-bye – Misaotra ary fa veolmaVeloma
  • Good-bye – Veloma
  • Yes – Eny
  • No – Tsia
  • My name is [NAME] – [NAME] no anarako
  • What is your name? – Iza no anaranao
  • How old are you? – Firy taona ianao?
  • I am [AGE] years old. – [AGE] taona aho (see “Numbers” section)
  • 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
  • I do not speak Malagasy – Tsy mahay miteny gasy aho

FOOD

  • Bon appetit – Mazotoa homana
  • The menu please – Latabatra iray, azafady
  • I am thirsty – Mangetaheta aho
  • I am hungry – Noana aho
  • We are thirsty – Mangetaheta izahay
  • We are hungry – Noana izahay
  • Can I order some more [FOOD]? – Afaka mbola mikomandy [FOOD] aho
  • Where is the toilet? – Aiza ny trano fivoahana?
  • a glass – vera
  • the bill addition – reçu
  • the receipt – addition
  • beer – labiera
  • coffee – kafe
  • coke – coca
  • fruit juice – jus de fruits
  • white wine – divay fotsy
  • red wine – divay mena
  • water – rano

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotel – hotely
  • Room – efitra
  • Bathroom – fandroana
  • Bed – fandriana
  • toilet paper – papier hygienique

TRAVEL

  • Taxi fare (always ask the fare before getting in] – saran-dalana,frais ana taxi
  • How much does it cost? – Ohatrinona ny mankany?
  • I would like to go to … – Saika ho eny [DESTINATION] aho
  • Where is the …? – Aiza no misy ny [DESTINATION]?
  • Can we walk there? – Tonga tongotra ve any?

DESTINATIONS

  • Hospital – hopitaly
  • Behind – eo am-badika
  • Left – ankavia
  • Right – ankavanana
  • Straight – mahitsy be

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Where is a nearby post office? – Aiza ny paositra akaiky eto?
  • Where can I find a [X]? – Aiza no mety misy [X]?
  • Do you have a different colour? – Misy loko hafa ve?
  • I would like to buy this – Tiako vidiana ity
  • How much is this/that? – Ohatrinona ity/iry e?
  • That is too expensive – Lafo be izany
  • How about [price]? – Mety [X] ve?

MONEY

  • Where is the nearest bank? – Aiza ny banky akaiky indrindra eto?
  • Where can I change some money? – Aiza no afaka manakalo vola?
  • I want to change some dollars – Saika hanakalo dolara aho
  • Your passport please – Ny pasiparonao azafady
  • Amount – montant
  • Bank – banky
  • Cash – tolo-botsotra
  • Dollar – dolara
  • Signature – sonia
  • to buy – mividy
  • to change – manakalo vola
  • to pay – mandao vola
  • to sign – manao sonia
  • to trade – manao varotra

HEALTH

  • I am sick – Marary aho
  • My friend is sick – Marary ny namako
  • I do not feel well – Tsy metimety aho
  • I need a doctor – Mila dokotera aho
  • It hurts here – Eto no marary
  • I have a broken leg – Tapaka ny tongotro
  • heart attack – crise cardiaque
  • aspirin – aspirinina

WEATHER

  • How is the weather? – Mahahoana ny andro?
  • What will the weather be like tomorrow? – Hanao ahoana ny andro rahampitso?
  • The weather is bad – Ratsy ny andro
  • The weather is beautiful – Tsara ny andro
  • It is very cold – Mangatsiaka be ny andro
  • It is very hot – Mafana be ny andro

EMERGENCY

  • There has been an accident – Misy aksida atsy
  • Can you help me? – Afaka manampy ahy ve ianao?
  • Can you call the police? – Afaka miantso polisy ve ianao?
  • Can you call a doctor? – Afaka miantso dokotera ve ianao?
  • Take me to the nearest hospital – Ento amin’ny hopitaly akaiky indrindra aho
  • Where is the nearest gas station? – Aiza ny mpivarotra lasantsy akaiky eto?
  • Our car is stuck – Mihitsoka ny fiaranay
  • Help! – Vonjeo!
  • Call the police! – Miantsoa polisy
  • I am lost – Very aho
  • My [X] has been stolen – Nisy nangalatra ny [X] ko
  • I lost my [X] – Very ny [X] ko

TIME

  • I am late – Tara aho
  • I am in a hurry – Maika aho
  • What time is it? – Amin’ny firy izao?
  • At what time? – Amin’ny firy?
  • It is two o’clock – Amin ny roa
  • Morning – maraina
  • Afternoon – hariva
  • Day – andro
  • Evening – folakandro
  • Hour – ora
  • in the morning – amin’ny maraina
  • in the evening – amin’ny hariva
  • in the night – amin ny alina
  • at noon – amin’ny atoandro
  • minute – minitra
  • month – volana
  • night – alina
  • noon – atoandro
  • now – izao
  • second – segondra
  • today – anio
  • tomorrow – rahampitso
  • yesterday – omaly
  • Monday – alatsinainy
  • Tuesday – talata
  • Wednesday – alarobia
  • Thursday – alakamisy
  • Friday – zoma
  • Saturday – asabotsy
  • Sunday – alahady

NUMBERS

  • 0 – aotra
  • 1 – iray, iraika
  • 2 – roa
  • 3 – telo
  • 4 – efatra
  • 5 – dimy
  • 6 – enina
  • 7 – fito
  • 8 – valo
  • 9 – sivy
  • 10 – folo
  • 11 – iraika ambin’ny folo
  • 12 – roa ambin’ny folo
  • 20 – roapolo
  • 25 – dimy amby roapolo
  • 30 – telopolo
  • 40 – efapolo
  • 50 – dimampolo
  • 60 – enimpolo
  • 70 – fitopolo
  • 80 – valopolo
  • 90 – sivifolo
  • 100 – zato
  • 101 – iraika amby zato
  • 105 – dimy amby zato
  • 200 – roanjato
  • 300 – telonjato
  • 400 – efajato
  • 500 – dimanjato
  • 600 – eninjato
  • 700 – fitonjato
  • 800 – valonjato
  • 900 – sivinjato
  • 1000 – arivo
  • 10000 – iray alina
  • 100000 – iray hetsy
  • 1000000 – iray tapitrisa