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Haitian Creole Lesson

COMMON CREOLE – ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES

INTRODUCTIONS

Bonjou! – Good morning

Bonswa! – Good Afternoon! / Evening! ( used from 12 PM to dark )

Komon ou ye? – How are you?

N’ap boule! ( most common greeting and response) – Good!

Anfom! – Great! (In good shape)

Komen ou rele? What is your name?

Mwen rele… My name is…

Mwen soti… I am from

Itazini – United States

Mwen se missione – I am a missionary

Bon nui ( as a farewell ) – Good night

Orevwa! – Goodbye

Na we’ demen – See you tomorrow

Na we` pita – See you later

 

SIMPLE INTERACTIONS

 

Tanpri – Please

Mesi – Thank you

Pa de kwa – You’re welcome

Wi – Yes

Yo – They, Them

Non – No ;  Non – mesi – No, thanks

Pan gen pwoplem – No problem

Oke- OK

Eskize mwen – Excuse me

Mwen regret sa – I’m sorry

Gen… - There is /are

Pa genyen! – There is/ are not any!

Mwen pa genyen! – I don’t have any!

DIRECTIONS/GETTING AROUND

Ki Kote … la ye ? Where is the …

Mache -   Market

Stasyon bis – Bus station

Lekol – School

Twalet- Bathroom

Koman… sa-a rele? What do you call this…?

Plas – Place

Rye’l – Small lane/alley

Ri – Street

Wout – Road

Mwen prale… I’m going to…

Adwat – Right  - Agoch – Left

Tou dwat – Straight

WORD PHRASES

Ede mwen – Help me

Mwen bezwan – I need…

Mwen fatige – I’m tired

Ou ka ranje sa? Can you fix this?

Fe atansyon – Be careful/watch out

Map aprann – I am learning

Ou vle-m edey-w? -  Do you want my help?

Mesi paske ou ede – Thank you for helping

Ann pran yon repo – Let’s take a break

Sekonsa! – That’s right!

Piti piti – A little bit

Anpil – A lot

Gen anpil – There are a lot of…

Isit – Here

La – There

Tout bagay anfom? – Is everything OK?

Pa kounye-a – Not now

Toupatou – Everywhere

Anyen – Nothing

Preske – Almost

Atansyon – Attention / Watch out!

Prese prese – Hurry!

Rete – Stop

Kounye-a – Now

Nou ap cheche – We are looking for…

Souple, ban mwen… - Please give me…

Separe sa ant nou – Divide this among you

Eske-m ka fe foto ou? May I take a photo?

Wi – Yes  : Non – No

Mwen pa konprann – I don’t understand

Tanpri pale pi Dousman – Please speak slower

Eske ou pale angle? Do you speak English?

Mwen pa pale kreyol – I don’t speak Creole

Mwen/ou – I / you

Nou – We

Li/LI – He /she

Yo – They


NUMBERS

Yonn – 1    -         De  -     2

Twa -    3    -         Kat -     4

Senk -  5     -        Sis     - 6

Set -    7     -          Uit  -   8

Nef-   9      -          Dis – 10

Onz – 11   -          Douz -12

Trez-13     -          Katoz-14

Kenz -15    -         Sez -16

Diset- 17  -           Disuit-18

Diznef-19 -          Ven - 20

Trant – 30  -        Karant - 40

Senkant -50 -     Swasant - 60

Swasant dis - 70 - Katreven - 80

Katreven dis-90 - San – 100

 

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Jodia – Today

Demen – Tomorrow

Ye – Yesterday

Lendi – Monday

Madi – Tuesday

Mekredi – Wednesday

Jedi – Thursday

Vandredi – Friday

Samdi – Saturday

Dimanch – Sunday

 

BUYING THINGS

Konbyen sa koute? – How much does it cost ?

Ki pri-li ? – What is the price?

Li che’ – It’s expensive

Li  bon mache’ – It’s inexpensive

Gwo – Big

Piti – Small

DIRECTIONS/GETTING AROUND

Ki Kote … la ye ? Where is the …

Mache -   Market

Stasyon bis – Bus station

Lekol – School

Twalet- Bathroom

Koman… sa-a rele? What do you call this…?

Plas – Place

Rye’l – Small lane/alley

Ri – Street

Wout – Road

Mwen prale… I’m going to…

Adwat – Right  - Agoch – Left

Tou dwat – Straight

WORD PHRASES

Ede mwen – Help me

Mwen bezwan – I need…

Mwen fatige – I’m tired

Ou ka ranje sa? Can you fix this?

Fe atansyon – Be careful/watch out

Map aprann – I am learning

Ou vle-m edey-w? -  Do you want my help?

Mesi paske ou ede – Thank you for helping

Ann pran yon repo – Let’s take a break

COLORS

Blan – White     ;               Nwa – Black

Ble – Blue           ;               Ver – Green

Rouj – Red         ;               Roz – Pink

Jon – Yellow      ;               Gri – Gray

Maron – Brown;               Mov -    Purple

 

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