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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How would you say 'To have the nerves'? such as in: "The pastor has the nerves to criticize a church member after his own scandalous secrets was exposed. What a hypocrite!"

Have the nerves (it's about being courageous and ballsy, non?)
gen odas (have the audacity)
gen kouray (have the courage)
sanwont  (to be shameless)
pa gen nen nan figi (to have no shame)
gen kran (have the courage)
gen kè (to have the heart)
gen grenn nan bouda (ballsy)

1.  He had the nerve to say that?!
     Li te gen kouray di sa?!
     Li gen kè di sa?!
     Li gen odas di sa?!
     Li pa wont di sa?!

2.  After what happened, I can't believe they have the nerve to show up here.
     Apre sa k te pase a, m p ka kwè yo gen odas parèt la a.

3. If I had the nerve, I would go to his face and tell him what I think.
    Si m te gen odas, m ta va al nan figi l pou m di l sa m panse.

4.  I dare you to do that!  You don't have the nerve for this.
     M defann ou al fè sa!  Ou pa gen kè ou sa.

5.  You've got some nerves showing your face around here.
     Ala w gen grenn nan bouda w, pou w vin parèt figi w la a.

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