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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ki jan ou ta tradui an Kreyòl fraz sa yo: 1. An ear of corn 2. The bird was singing and chirping until its heart content. 3. Dying of hunger Epi tou ki sa vle di de mo sa yo: 1. efrayik 2. aleya Mèsi

1. An ear of corn
yon zepi mayi

2. The bird was singing and chirping until its heart content.
Zwazo a t'ap chante kont chante l.

3. Dying of hunger
mouri grangou

Epi tou ki sa vle di de mo sa yo:
1. efrayik
awesome,sensational

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2. aleya lavi a
hazard / perils /risks of life

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4 comments:

  1. Men fraz ki gen mo 'aleya' landan li: 'Ansanm, nou deside « yon gran nason dwe okipe l moun ki pi frajil nan sosyete a e pwoteje sitwayen l yo kont pi move danje ak aleya lavi a'.

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    1. Oh I see...., aleya lavi a means the hazards or risks of life

      Thanks :)

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  2. Is there a particular grammar construction that is giving #2 it meaning. 'Kont' between two verbs followed by the subject pronoun means 'til one's hearts content'?

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    1. kont, here, means enough, plenty, as much as one could
      In that construction, it can be between two verbs or between a verb and a pronoun.

      For example, I can say:
      Mwen danse kont danse m.
      or
      Mwen danse kont mwen.
      I danced enough.
      I danced all I could.
      I danced all I could dance.
      or
      I danced to my heat's content.

      Let me know if that helped.


      In the following POST, in #6, you'll find more examples of the usage for KONT when it means "as much as one could" or "to one's heart content".
      Usage of word KONT

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