«Keyword» : Malagasy vocabularies - The 10 Must Malagasy words you need to know for your trip to Madagascar.
Voyager relies not only on the discovery of fauna and flora that is the main asset of Madagascar with its breathtaking landscapes.
The meeting with the population is a key part of the trip that often come out strong emotions and touch the soul. Although the majority of the Malagasy population shows a sizeable poverty, simple gestures are enough to give them your share of exhilaration. It is not to refuse if your check listed gifts and donations which you're using it more at home and you stand to offer during your trip. In that case, this is always welcome ... But in addition to that it is always loving and pleasant to see Vazaha (foreign) able to communicate with our mother tongue.
We invite you to discover the 10 Must Malagasy words you need to know to start your dialogue:
1/ SALAMA which means hello in almost all Malagasy dialects. With a big smile and a way of enchanted you will see that the day will start sunny.
2/FAREWELL : goodbye
3/THANK YOU : thank you
4/ GOOD : Right - well, thank you : good thanks
5/PLEASE : pardon, please
6/ ENY : Yes
7/ NO : non
8/ AIZA ? : Or
9/FLY : money
10/ How much ? : How much does it cost ?
Pronunciation to speak well Malagasy
- the letter o is pronounced or
- the letter s is always wheezing
- the letter is pronounced e é
- the letter g is pronounced gue before all vowels
- final vowels are silent or vacuumed (less pronounced)