Cooljugator: The Smart Conjugator in Maltese

This is a very simple Maltese verb conjugator. We seek is to make Maltese conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

You can input verbs into the Cooljugator bar above in any form, tense or mood in both Maltese and English. The Maltese Cooljugator can currently conjugate around 108 verbs. We suggest you try it out.

Common Maltese verbs

If you run out of ideas, some common Maltese verbs:

You can also find the full Maltese verbs list Cooljugator can conjugate.

The Maltese language

Maltese is a language spoken by some half a million people mostly in Malta, alongside English and Italian, also spoken there.

Maltese descended from Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic spoken in Sicily for hundreds of years, which was gradually phased out through organise effort, in which the Church is sometimes alleged to have played an important role). It was introduced to Malta around a thousand years ago. It then stayed in there, despite the language being cut off from Arabic sources, and despite Sicilian and Italian, and since around 1800 - English gaining an increasingly important role and gradually even status as official languages due to political events. This has produced a multi-lingual culture in Malta: half of the subjects in Malta's schools are in English; menus are in English and Italian; newspapers are in English and Maltese.

This cultural mix has affected the Maltese language too. Nowadays Maltese is known as particularly interesting because its vocabulary includes not only Arabic, but also multiple English (sometimes estimated to amount up to 20% of the vocabulary) and Italian or Sicilian (frequently estimated to be up to 50% of the vocabulary) words. Usually, words expressing everyday or core concepts, such as 'dar' (house), 'xemx' (sun), 'raġel' (man), 'mara' (woman), 'tifel' (boy) are of Arabic origin.

It is also interesting as it is the only major Arabic dialect to be written in the Latin script. It is sometimes said that spoken Maltese sounds like Arabic with English phrases, and written Maltese looks like Italian with strange symbols.

Maltese conjugation

Like in other dialects of Arabic (including Modern Standard Arabic), verbs are conjugated with with infixes (through the alteration of vowels inbetween Arabic consonant-based roots) prefixes and suffixes. One interesting feature of Maltese conjugation is that it applies Arabic features even to words of Romance origin. For example, 'tkanta' is 'you sing'.

Maltese is conjugated by tense ('tkellimna' - we spoke, but 'se nitkellmu' - we will speak), person and number ('kantajt' - you have sung, 'kantajna' - we have sung), and many other important features. To learn more about this conjugation system, have a look at any verb - or also at our Arabic page.

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