Maltese Negation

If you're trying to learn Maltese Negation which is also called Malti, check our courses about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Maltese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Maltese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Maltese Negation

Learning the Maltese Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Maltese negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationMaltese Negation
NegationĊħid
he is not herehu/huwa mhuwiex hawn
that is not my bookdak mhuwiex il-ktieb tiegħi
do not entertidħolx

Notice the structure of the Negation in Maltese.

List of Negation in Maltese

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Maltese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Maltese vocabulary.

English NegationMaltese Negation
I don't speakjien/jiena ma nitkellimx
I don't writejien/jiena ma niktibx
I don't drivejien/jiena ma nsuqx
I don't lovejien/jiena ma nħobbx
I don't givejien/jiena ma nagħtix
I don't smilejien/jiena ma nitbissimx
I don't takejien/jiena ma niħux
he doesn't speakhu/huwa ma jitkellimx
he doesn't writehu/huwa ma jiktibx
he doesn't drivehu/huwa ma jsuqx
he doesn't lovehu/huwa ma jħobbx
he doesn't givehu/huwa ma jagħtix
he doesn't smilehu/huwa ma jitbissimx
he doesn't takehu/huwa ma jiħux
we don't speakaħna ma nitkellmux
we don't writeaħna ma niktbux
we don't driveaħna ma nsuqux
we don't loveaħna ma nħobbux
we don't giveaħna ma nagħtux
we don't smileaħna ma nitbissmux
we don't takeaħna ma niħdux

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Maltese. Once you're done with the Malti Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Maltese lessons here: Learn Maltese. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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