Word for the Travel Wise (07/23/06)

Malta FlagHere’s a cool festival to check out if in Malta this time of year -The Farson’s Great Beer Festival runs from July 28, 2006 – August 6, 2006 from 7:30 PM onwards in Ta’Qali Park. The event features folklore and music and is free of charge. Even if you’re not into beer sounds like a cool way to meet other traveling folk and locals as well.

Today’s word is a Maltese word used in Malta:

xorb – (sh-orp) beverage

BBC Languages Quick Fix allows one to download essential holiday phrases like this to store in your mp3 player for the big trip ahead. You can hear audio of some very basic words on their site as well. For a full run down on the history and a thorough section on survival Maltese head over to aboutmalta.com. I’m not too certain how much the survival Maltese will be needed considering the country’s other official lang happens to be English and they happen to have around 40 English learning language schools.

Past Maltese words: Fejn huma t-tojlezz?, sahha