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Sunday, November 25, 2012

zafe k gade w (meaning)

zafè 'k gade w (or Zafè pa'w) → expression that means it's your business, you're on your own, on your own head be it

1. Si w vle kontinye kouri motosiklèt la san pwotèj, zafè pa'w.  Men, pa di nou pa't pale w.
    If you want to continue riding the motorcycle without a helmet, on your own head be it.  But don't say we didn't warn you.

2. Si ou vle al mache nan lari danjere a leswa, zafè k gade w.
    If you want to go walk the dangerous streets at night, it's on your head.

3. Si m vle kontinye wè mesye marye a, zafè pa'm.
    Si m vle kontinye wè mesye marye a, zafè k gade m.
     If I want to continue seeing the married man, it's my business.

4. Si l vle kite lekòl, zafè k gade l.
    If he wants to drop out of school, it's on his head.  

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