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!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What is SOUSOU in Haitian Creole? Someone told me it means money. I'm here to tell you when I used it, people did not know what I was talking about.

When Haitians say "sou", they might be talking about money, as in Mwen pa gen yon sou. I don't have a penny.

Sousou (or ti sousou) is a butt-kisser, someone who flatters another usually to get something in return.
As verb we say fè ti sousouto flatter, to kiss ass

Here's an example of the usage in a sentence:
1.Fanfan ap fè ti sousou dèyè madanm nan.  Petèt l'a voye yon zo atè a pou li.
   Fanfan is kissing the lady's butt. Maybe she'll throw a bone at him.

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

No comments:

Post a Comment