Here is a list of languages of Maldives, followed by a translation guide to help you out on your tour:
Traveller's Translation Guide
DhivehiHello. - Assalaamu alaikum
Yes. - Aan
No. - Noon
Please. - Adhes kohfa
Thank you. - Shukuriyaa
You're welcome. - Maruhabaa
Excuse me. - Ma-aaf kurey
I'm sorry. - Ma-aafu kurey
Goodbye - Dhanee
Good morning. - Baajjaveri hendhuneh
Good night. - Baajjaveri reygande
How are you? - Haalu kihineh?
Fine, thank you. - Ran'galhu, shukuriyaa ( )
What is your name? - Kon nameh tha kiyanee?
My name is ______. - Aharenge namakee ______ ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. - Baddhalu vee thi varah ufavejje. ( )
I can't speak *name of language*. - ahannakha "____" eh negey maa rangalhakah.
Do you speak English? - Ingireysin vaahaka dhakkan ingeytha?
Is there someone here who speaks English? - Mithaa ingireysin vahaka dhakan ingey mehaku eba huri tha?
Help! - Salaamai kurey!
I only eat vegetarian food. - Ahannakee evves kahala janavaaru maheh nukaa meeheh.
Can I use your phone? - ahannah thi phoanu beynun kollevi dhaane tha?
How much does it cost? - Meege agakee kobaa?
I'll call the police. - aharen fuluhun nah gulhaanan.
ArabicHello - marhaban
Please. - min fadlak (male); min fadlik (female)
Thank you. - shukran
Yes. - na`am; away
No. - la
Fine, thank you. - bi-khair shukran
You're welcome. - `afwan
Excuse me. - law samaht
I'm sorry. - ana ?sif (male); anasifa (female)
Help! - an-najda!
What is your name? - ismak (male); ismik (female)
Goodbye - b?y b?y
I can't speak Arabic. - Laatakallam `arabi
Do you speak English? - hal tatakallam el-ingliziyya?
Is there someone here who speaks English? - had beyetkallem ingelizi?
I'll call the police. - sa attasil bil-shurta
Can I use your phone? - hal mumkin astakhdim at-telefon?
How do I get to _____ ? - kayf bawsal la __
I'm a vegetarian. - Ana nabati
How much does this cost? - bikam hatha
I'll call the police. ?- sa attasil bil-shurta
Although English is a very popular language in Maldives and resorts and tourist places are gradually adopting various others like German and French because of the increasing number of these foreign visitors, keep this translation guide handy as it will help you communicate and mix up with the local population on your Maldives trip. There are other plenty of handbooks, mobile applications and online guides available these days that will help you further if you wish to learn more!