The Most Useful Dhivehi (Maldivian) Phrases
It's Dhivehi Language Day!
Today, April 14th 2022, is Dhivehi Language Day. We found out about this special day recently and figured that we have to celebrate it this year, especially considering that Dhivehi plays a vital part of our lives here in The Maldives!
Let’s celebrate this special day with a blog post teaching you the most useful Dhivehi phrases.
Good morning: Baajjaa veri hendhuneh
Good evening: Baajjaa veri haveereh
How are you?: Haalu, kihineh?
What's the matter? : Kihineh vee?
What is your name?: Kon nameh kiyany?
What is the name of this island? : Mi rashah kiyany kon nameh
This is beautiful: Meethi varah reethi
What would you like to eat?: Koaccheh kaan beynumi?
Maldivian food: Dhivehi keun
This is tasty: Meethi varah meeru
I like it: Ahannah e kamudhey
I don't like it: Ahannah e kamaku nudhey
How much is this? : Kihaa vareh? / Kihavarakah?
That costs too much: Maa agu bodu
What is he/ she saying? : Eynaa bunee keekey?
Who is he / she? : E ee kaaku?
Excuse me / sorry: Maaf kurey
Thank you: Shukuriyyaa
Thank you so much: Varah bodah shukuriyyaa
You are welcome: Kaley ah maruhabaa
What time is it?: Gadin kihaa ireh?
How long does it take?: Kihaa ireh nagaa?
Where are we now?: Aharemen mihaaru mi thibee konthaku?
I am in a hurry: Aharen mi ulhenee varah avas aruvaalaigen
Please be quick: Avas koh dheythi
Please stop!: Huttaala dhee!
Can I go diving?: Ahannah feenan dheveyne tha?
Can I go for a swim?: Ahannah fathan dheveyne tha?
How many people live here?: Mithaa kithah meehun ulhey?
I will come again: Aharen adhi annaanan
What happened?: Kihineh vee?
Is there a hospital?: Mithaa hasfathaal eh hureytha?
Where is it?: Eythi kobaa?
Here it is: Miothee
Be careful: Faruvaa bahattaathi
Where is the toilet?: Faakhaanaa kobaa?
I want to wash my hands: Aharen aiy dhonnan beynun
Just a minute: Dhee minute eh
Where is the shop? : Koba fihaara?
When does it open? : Ethan hulhuvanee kon irakun?
Please repeat: Adhi eh faharul kiyai dhee
Will you show me the way?: Aharen dhaane magu kaley bunedheefaanan tha?
It is very late: Mihaaru maa las vejje
Where is my friend?: Koba magey rahumaiytheriyaa?
He / she is my friend: Eynaa akee magey rahumaiytheriyaa
I'm thirsty: Aharen mi huree karu hikkaafaa
I have a headache: Aharen mi ulhenee bolugaa rissaathee
Where are you going?: Kon thaakah thi dhany?
What do you think? : Kaleah heevanee kihineh?
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