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Friday, September 28, 2012

Do the words ¨vin¨ and ¨vini¨ mean the same thing? Are they used in different cases?

Vin is a contracted form of vini
They both translate to come, to become, to arrive, come forward, etc...
The contracted form cannot be placed at the end of a sentence.
For example you'd say: 
Se pou w vini
instead of:
Se pou vin.
You must come.

But you CAN say:
Se pou w vin wè mwen.
or
Se pou w vini wè mwen.
You must come see me.

See this link: Come as Vin or Vini

Haitian Creole ↔ English Reference, Look up Haitian Creole and English Words

2 comments:

  1. What about "Dwat pouw vini", what does it mean? French: "Droit pour venir"? English "right to come"?

    It's a tune by AnnTwip I found this couple dancing to it on YouTube

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    1. 'dwat' translates, finger, right (as in direction to the right), or straight.

      ...right to come would be written as 'dwa pou w vini'

      The sentence fragment that you have right here seems to translate ...straight so you can come...

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