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Monday, August 19, 2013

Can you explain this phrase that was thrown around a lot on a recent trip to Haiti: "Wap swe la!" I guess it was from a movie or show or something, and I understood it as "You're sweating!" but I don't understand why the "la" is there at the end.

In this sentence it means now, right now, or there (as in the action is happening in this moment)

We tend to put la or la a at the end of similar sentences:
Ou bouke la a?
You must be tired right now?

M grangou la a.
I'm hungry.

Ou dwe prese la .
You must be in a hurry.

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