Isma P. wrote:
Yes, me too please
Tina_ch, you already start to learn ? Is it difficult ?
Isma' Isma! :-)*
Is Maltese difficult to learn? Yes and no! Depends on you!
Think positive and it's not difficult!
Living in Malta with Maltese neighbours, friends, and colleagues, an "open, curious ear", and maybe some grammatical explanations and/or a Maltese language course – needs some practice but it definitively can be learned.
* «isma'» is the imperative singular of the verb "to listen/to hear".
In Maltese there is no infinitive. As "infinitive" and as dictionary entry the simplest form of a verb is used – the 3rd person singular, past tense. In case of the verb "to listen/to hear" this is «sema'», he listened/he heard.
And in the Maltese-English dictionary, by Joseph Aquilina (p. 1262) you will find: «isma'» can also be used to emphasize agreement approximately in the sense of Eng. "of course/I couldn’t agree more" or as disagreement with a sense of surprise, "certainly not!/What nonsense!"
Well, I suppose this was just your first Maltese lesson! :-)))