Learn Dhivehi & Thaana (Maldivian)
Learn how to speak, read and write the Maldivian Language of Dhivehi with us!
Here you'll find an ensemble of beginner lessons to learn the language of The Maldives: Dhivehi. As you may know, we started a series of 'Dhivehi Lessons' on our YouTube channel, so the below lessons go in parallel with our video lessons.You can read the words as well as listen how to pronounce them when you click on our video.
If you want to learn about the Thaana alphabet, please click here to read out separate blog post on this. This space will be updated weekly with the latest lessons that we upload on YouTube. Happy learning!
Also, please contact us if you require Dhivehi (Maldivian) Translation Services - we will be happy to assist you!
Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself
Hello: As-salamu alaykum
How are you?: Haalu, kihineh?
Where?: Kon thaaku?
When?: Kon iraku?
What is your name?: Kon nameh kiyany?
My name is... : Magey namaky...
How old are you?: Umurun kihaavareh?
I am 23 years old: Ahannah 23 (theyvis) aharu
What is your nationality?: Kon gaumeh?
I'm British: Aharen British
What is your job?: Kon vazeefaa eh adhaa kurany?
I work in Marketing: Aharen masaiykaiyy kurany Marketing dhaairaa ga
Where do you live?: Kon thaaku ulheny?
I live in Hulhumale: Aharen ulheny Hulhumale ga
Where are you going?: Kon thaakah thi dhany?
I'm going to the beach: Aharen mi dhany athiri macchah
What are you likes & dislikes?: Kochesseh kamu dhany adhi kamu nudhany?
I like swimming & dislike running: Aharen varah fathaa hiyy vey ekamu aharen dhuvaa hitheh nuvey
Lesson 2: Eating Out
Let's go eat!: Hinga kaan dhaan!
I'm coming!: Mi aanany!
What type of food would you like?: Koaccheh beynumi?
I want to try Maldivian food: Aharen kaan beynumi dhivehi keun
Maldivian food: Dhivehi keun
Is this the restaurant?: Mi ee restaurant tha?
What would you like to eat?: Koaccheh kaan beynumi?
I would like tuna noodles and a coke: Mashah eh tuna noodles 'with one coke'
No spice: Miroos naala
A little spice: Kuda kuda koh kulhikoh
A lot of spice: Varah kulhikoh
Can we have the bill?: Bill genes dheebah?
Where are the toilets?: Koba fahana?
Food is great: Varah meeru
Thank you for the service: Varah bodah shukuriyyaa
Thank you!: Shukuriyyaa!
You're welcome!: Marhaabaa!
See you soon!: Fahun dhimaa vaane kamah ummeedhu kuran
Lesson 3: Going to the Beach
Beach towel: Thuvaali
Sun hat: Thofi
Beach bag: Dhabas
Beach ball: Boalha
Hermit crabs: Baraveli
It's hot!: Haadha hooney!
Let's go to the beach!: Hinga daan athiri maccha!
I need some water: Aharen fen fodheh beynun
Let's go for a swim!: Hinga moodhah daan!
Can I have a fresh coconut please?: Ahannah varah thaaza kurumba eh libidhaane tha?
Let's go back home: Hinga geah daan
Lesson 4: The Supermarket
Let's go to the supermarket: Hingaa fihaarayah dhaan
Banana: Dhon keyo
Do you have...?: Eba huri tha...?
Where is the/are the...?: Koba tha...?
How much is the/are the...?: Kihaa varakah tha...?
Expensive: Agu bodu
Cheap: Agu heyo
Lesson 5: Numbers 1 to 20
Lesson 6: Maldivian Currency
5 MVR: Fas Rufiyaa
10 MVR: Dhiha Rufiyaa
20 MVR: Vihi Rufiyaa
50 MVR: Fansaas Rufiyaa
100 MVR: Satheyka Rufiyaa
500 MVR: Fas Satheyka Rufiyaa
1000 MVR: Eh Haas Rufiyaa
5000 MVR: Fas Haas Rufiyaa
MVR to USD conversion:
5 MVR = 0.32 USD
10 MVR = 0.65 USD
20 MVR = 1.30 USD
50 MVR = 3.20 USD
100 MVR = 6.49 USD
500 MVR = 32.46 USD
1000 MVR = 64.93 USD
5000 MVR = 324.64 USD