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!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Madanm. What is the correct way to use mo "monche" (man) an Kreyol? Is it only a term of endearment to people you know very well, or is it used more informally? E ki jan ou di an Kreyol Ayisyen mo "apocalypse", like the book of Revelation in the Bible? I cannot find it anywhere. Yon gran mesi.

It is used more informally.  It basically means "my friend" , "my comrade", "pal", "buddy". It can also translate the informal expression man!
You always use it for males.  For females you would use machè in the same context.
Here are some examples:

1.       Sa’k pase monchè? - What’s up man?

2.       Monchè, pa janm fè m ankò. – Man, don’t ever do that to me again.

Sometimes you use it in a sentence as an expression, but do not have to translate it in English. For example:

3.       Monchè, ou sanwont!You are shameless!

4.       Ale non monchè!Go!

5.       Chita non monchè!Sit down!

Monchè is also an expression which may express surprise, shock, disgust, or disbelief.  For example:

6.       Monchè! M pa ta janm kwè ou ta fè m sa. - I would have never believed that you would do that to me.

7.       Monchè! M wont pou ou! - Shame on you.

       8.       Monchè o! – (expression of disbelief)

and .... 

Regarding translation of “Apocaplypse”, we do say Apokalips or Revelasyon  in Creole.


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

No comments:

Post a Comment