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Saturday, September 14, 2013

what does grigole and kalou mean?

Sounds like "rigole (to joke around)" and "kalalou (okra)"..... Is it?
I do not recognize the ones that you wrote ...without a context.

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  1. You might be interested in picking up a copy of Where There Is No Doctor. It's available in English, Haitian Creole and Spanish, among other languages. If you get the English copy along with the Creole copy - you can go back and forth between the two. The text is VERY interesting, with helpful black line drawings of sick and injured people and techniques/medical interventions.

    1. Thanks for the info Dory. I have heard of this book. I'll see if can get a copy :)

      Love ya!

  2. Replies
    1. kale w - to beat you up (with a whip), to score higher than you (as in a competition, game), to debilitate or wear out

      1. Mesye a pran yon rigwaz, enpi li kale ti fi a.
      The man took a whip and beat the child.

      2. Eagles beat the Falcons 36-0.
      Eagles kale Falcons 36 a 0.

      3. Hard times have debilitated me, it aged me prematurely.
      Lamizè kale mwen, li fè m vyeyi anvanlè.