Bonjou! Learn to Speak Haitian Creole

Bonjou! ...Mèsi! ...E Orevwa! Check out our Audio bits. Do as many exercises as you need. Take an online QUIZ and get your answers right away. Finish a crossword puzzle. Reinforce your learning with the Audio/Video exercises. Search for English or Haitian Creole words translation. Also search the whole site for expressions, idioms and grammar rules. And ask questions about the language in the ASK QUESTIONS HERE section.

Most requested translations added here for your convenience: I love you → Mwen renmen w. I miss you → Mwen sonje w. My love!Lanmou mwen!

Monday, April 8, 2013

menm si mwen ta gen madichon deye mwen, mwen pap kapab pale ak moun nenpot ki jan

madichon n. → curse

gen madichon dèyè w (lit. to have a curse behind you)
to have a death wish
to be cursed
to be self-destructive
to be very daring
to show impudence
to have a lot of nerve

Menm si   |  mwen ta     | gen madichon dèyè mwen,
Even if       |   I would       | have a death wish,

 mwen |  p'ap kapab       | pale ak moun         |  nenpòt ki jan
I           |  will not be able   | to talk with people    |  in anyway

Menm si mwen ta gen madichon dèyè mwen, mwen p'ap kapab pale ak moun  nenpòt ki jan
Even if I was cursed, I would not dare talk to people anyway I please.

This is how I see this sentence:
Even if I was cursed, I would not show such effrontery when talking to people.


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

2 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I know you like it straight. But this one has a couple ways you can say it:)

      They have placed a curse on me.
      Yo ban'm madichon!
      Yo lage madichon sou mwen!
      Yo voye madichon sou mwen!

      Delete