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Here you can find the translation of the 50 most important words and expressions into Malagasy.
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  • How to say Hello! and Goodbye in Malagasy!
  • To say please and thank you in Malagasy!
  • How to say yes and no in Malagasy!
  • How do you say “My name is ...” in Malagasy?
  • To translate “I'd like to pay, please.” into Malagasy?
  • What does “I don't speak Malagasy” mean?
  • Learn to count to ten in Malagasy.
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Hello! Manao ahoana! / Salama! / Akory! / Miarahaba!
Manao ahoana!
Good morning! (sg/pl) Manao ahoana!
Manao ahoana!Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) Manao ahoana!
Manao ahoana!Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) Manao ahoana!
Manao ahoana!Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) Tafandria mandry!
Tafandria mandry!Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) Veloma!
Veloma!Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) Veloma tompoko!
Veloma tompoko!Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

yes eny
no tsia
maybe angamba
Thank you! Misaotra!
Misaotra!Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) Tsisy fisaorana!
Tsisy fisaorana!You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) Manao azafady,...
Manao azafady,...Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) Miala tsiny.
Miala tsiny.I'm sorry. (m/f)
I (don't) have ... (Tsy) manana ... aho. / (Tsy) manana ... za.
(Tsy) manana ... aho.
(Tsy) manana ... za.
I (don't) have ...
We (don't) have … (Tsy) manana ... izahay.
(Tsy) manana ... izahay.We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... (Tsy) misy ...
(Tsy) misy ...There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

My name is ... ... no anarako.
... no anarako.My name is ...
I'm from ... Avy any ... aho. / Avy any ... za.
Avy any ... aho.
Avy any ... za.
I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. ... taona aho. / ... taona za.
... taona aho.
... taona za.
I'm ... years old.
I am (not) married. (m/f) Manambady aho. (Tsy) manambady aho.
Manambady aho. (Tsy) manambady aho.I am (not) married. (m/f)
I'm (not) traveling alone. Mivoaiazy irery aho /Mivoaiazy irery za. (Tsy mivoaiazy irery aho /(Tsy mivoaiazy irery za).
Mivoaiazy irery aho /Mivoaiazy irery za. (Tsy mivoaiazy irery aho /(Tsy mivoaiazy irery za).I'm (not) traveling alone.
I'm traveling with ... Mivoiazy miaraka amin'i ... aho. / Mivoiazy miaraka amin'i ... za.
Mivoiazy miaraka amin'i ... aho.
Mivoiazy miaraka amin'i ... za.
I'm traveling with ...


I don't speak any Madagascan. Tsy miteny gasy aho. / Tsy miteny gasy za.
Tsy miteny gasy aho.
Tsy miteny gasy za.
I don't speak any Madagascan.
I don't understand that. (m/f) Tsy azoko izany.
Tsy azoko izany.I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) Miteny ... ve ianao?
Miteny ... ve ianao?Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? Misy miteny ... ve ianareo?
Misy miteny ... ve ianareo?Does anyone here speak ... ?
English Anglisy
French Frantsay
Could you write that down please. (m/f) Mba soraty amin'ny teny ... ity azafady.
Mba soraty amin'ny teny ... ity azafady.Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) Mba avereno kely azafady.
Mba avereno kely azafady.Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. Miandrasa vetivety azafady
Miandrasa vetivety azafadyJust a moment please.


zero aotra
one iray
two roa
three telo
four efatra
five dimy
six enina
seven fito
eight valo
nine sivy
ten folo
eleven iraika ambin'ny folo
iraika ambin'ny foloeleven
twelve roa ambin'ny folo
roa ambin'ny folotwelve
thirteen telo ambin'ny folo
telo ambin'ny folothirteen
fourteen efatra ambin'ny folo
efatra ambin'ny folofourteen
fifteen dimy ambin'ny folo
dimy ambin'ny folofifteen
sixteen enina ambin'ny folo
enina ambin'ny folosixteen
seventeen fito ambin'ny folo
fito ambin'ny foloseventeen
eighteen valo ambin'ny folo
valo ambin'ny foloeighteen
nineteen sivy ambin'ny folo
sivy ambin'ny folonineteen
twenty roapolo
twenty-one iraika amby roapolo
iraika amby roapolotwenty-one
thirty telopolo
forty efapolo
fifty dimampolo
sixty enimpolo
seventy fitopolo
eighty valopolo
ninety sivifolo
one hundred zato
zatoone hundred
one thousand arivo
arivoone thousand
one million iray tapitrisa
iray tapitrisaone million
some / a couple vitsivitsy
vitsivitsysome / a couple

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