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Friday, January 18, 2013

What word do you use for simile sentences in Creole. Do you some examples of sentences that they'd use in Creole? Thanks.

You can use tankou, kon, kou

1. Li te tranble kon fèy bwa.
    He was shaking like a leaf.

2. Verite a klè tankou dlo kokoye.
     The truth is clear.

3. Machin nan te chaje kon Leba.
    The car was overcrowded.

4. Li t'ap swe tankou pitit Bouki.
    He was really sweating.

5. Li kanpe drèt tankou ke makak.
     It stood as stiff as a monkey's tail.

6. Li te derape tankou moun fou.
    She took off like a crazy person.

7. fasil kou dlo
   very easy

  1. Can "kouwè" be used in this context as well?
    1. 8.  Li te kriye kouwè yon ti bebeHe cried like a baby
    2. 9. Li t'ap rele kouwè yon chat plenn → She was wailing like a pregnant cat.
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2 comments:

  1. Can "kouwè" be used in this context as well?

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    1. Yes. Excellent point.
      I'll add some examples with kouwè in the post as well.
      Mèsi

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