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Saturday, December 10, 2011

by the time

by the timedistans or distans pou, tan pou, anvan,

1. By the time she woke up, I was already gone.
    Distans li reveye, m te gentan ale.

2. By the time I arrived in Haiti, she had already passed.
    Distans m rive Ayiti, li te gentan mouri.

3. By the time the police got to the store, the burglars had already fled.
    Tan pou lapolis te rive nan magazen an, volè yo te deja chape.

4. Before we could take refuge under the table, the roof of the house had already come down on us.
    Tan pou nou te pran refij anba tab la, twati kay la te deja tonbe sou nou.

5. I will be waiting for you by the time you get home.
    M ava ap tann ou anvan ou rive lakay.
    or
    M'ava ap tann ou distans pou w rive lakay.

6. By the time she was fifteen, she was already working.
     l te gen kenzan, li te gentan ap travay.
    Anvan l te gen kenzan li te gentan ap travay..
    or
    Distans li te gen kenzan, li te gentan ap travay.

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