Saying Yes or No
Yes= Eny (stress on E) [ˈʲenj ]
the malagasy people also say ie (pronounce separately english e and a)
No=Tsia (don't pronounce the a at the end) [tsi, tsʲ ]
the malagasy people also say an-an-an quickly
To refuse less rudely:
another time= amin'ny manaraka
thank you very much=misaotra betsaka
A- Tia paiso ve ianao? (Do you like peaches?)
B- An-an-an / Tsia.
A- Tia frezy ve ianao? ( Do you like strawberries?)
B- Ie / Eny.
A-Te hihinana fromazy ve ianao? (would you like to eat some cheese?)
B-Tsia, misaotra betsaka. (No, thank you very much)
A-Hisotro ronono ve ianao? ( would you like to drink some milk?)
B-Tsia, amin'ny manaraka. (No, some another time)
1) Invite someone to eat some fruit or vegetable, see list on this blog. Say no/ Say Yes.
2) Someone invites you to eat something. Accept or refuse.