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Greetings

 
Hello! Manao ahoana! / Salama! / Akory! / Miarahaba!
Manao ahoana!
Salama!
Akory!
Miarahaba!
Hello!
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
enyyes
no tsia
tsiano
maybe angamba
angambamaybe
OK OK
OKOK
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 ...

Comprehension

 
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
AnglisyEnglish
French Frantsay
FrantsayFrench
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.

Numbers

 
zero aotra
aotrazero
one iray
irayone
two roa
roatwo
three telo
telothree
four efatra
efatrafour
five dimy
dimyfive
six enina
eninasix
seven fito
fitoseven
eight valo
valoeight
nine sivy
sivynine
ten folo
foloten
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
roapolotwenty
twenty-one iraika amby roapolo
iraika amby roapolotwenty-one
thirty telopolo
telopolothirty
forty efapolo
efapoloforty
fifty dimampolo
dimampolofifty
sixty enimpolo
enimpolosixty
seventy fitopolo
fitopoloseventy
eighty valopolo
valopoloeighty
ninety sivifolo
sivifoloninety
one hundred zato
zatoone hundred
one thousand arivo
arivoone thousand
one million iray tapitrisa
iray tapitrisaone million
some / a couple vitsivitsy
vitsivitsysome / a couple