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Friday, February 19, 2010

Lesson 16 - Possessive Adjectives

Remember the "Definite article". Most of the time the Haitian Creole Definite Article follows the Possessive Adjectives.

Please review Lesson 9 and memorize the definite articles.

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The Possessive adjective always follows the noun. And... most of the time a definite article will follow that possessive adjective.

Possessive adjectives:

My - Mwen

Your - Ou

His - Li

Her - Li

Its - Li

Our - Nou

Your - Nou

Their - Yo

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Possessive adjectives followed by singular definite article.

Mwen an

Ou  a

Li a

Nou an

Yo a


Possessive adjectives are followed by plural definite article.

Mwen yo

Ou yo

Li yo

Nou yo

Yo an
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Examples

1. my pencil - kreyon mwen OR kreyon mwen an
2. her house - kay li OR kay li a
3. our child - pitit nou OR pitit nou an
4. my car is white - Machin mwen an blan.
5. my child's name is Kalou - Pitit mwen an rele Kalou.
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Shall we practice? Please translate.

1. My name is John.

2. Our bed is too small.

3. His hair is short.

4. Your kids are on the roof of the house.

5. Their book is heavy.

Find answer key at the bottom of this page.



1.non mwen se John    2.kabann nou an twò piti    3.cheve li kout    4.ti moun ou yo sou tèt kay la    5.liv li yo lou.

Learn more about Possessive adjectives at these links:
Possessive adjectives 2
Possessive adjectives 3










2 comments:

  1. How do you distinguish between "his books" and "their book?" Are they both liv li yo or could you say liv yo li to mean their books?

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    1. his books → liv li yo
      their book → liv yo a
      their books → liv yo (which resemble the plural article)

      I sat on his books.
      Mwen te chita sou liv li yo.

      I like their book.
      Mwen remen liv yo a.

      Their books are different from ours.
      Liv yo diferan ak liv nou yo.

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