Dreaming of Maldives

A small English-Dhivehi Lexicon for your holidays

Dhivehi.

Don't forget to roll Your "R"s.

Thaana characters, written in Dhivehi, the Maldivian language"Thaana" characters, written in Dhivehi, the Maldivian language.

Hello

Assalaamu alaikum pronounce: Assalamualaikum. Rarely used.

Thank you

Shukuriyaa pronounce: ( with the u as input ) Shukureeya

How are you ?

Kihineh ? pronounce: Kee-Hee-Nay. Mostly used.

How are you doing ?

Haalu kihineh ? pronounce : Haalu-Kee-Heenay. Formal.

I feel good

Ran'galhu pronounce: Raangaalu

I feel very good

Barabaru pronounce: Baaraabaaru

If you feel extremely well:

Varah Ran'galhu ! or if you feel even better, Varah barabaru ! pronounce: Vaaraa baaraabaru/Vaaraa Rangaalu

Bye bye :

Dhanee pronounce: Daanee

Yes

Aan pronounce: Aan

No

Noon pronounce: Nun

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