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Monday, February 10, 2014

Lapoula m te dwe fè bak tounen lakay men. Hi, can you explain 'lapoula' and 'bak' ? here. Mesi anpil (kamsa hamnida)-that's in Korean

Lapoulaimmediately, right then and there,  right away, right on the spot

Example:
1. Jezi te poze men l sou malad la e lapoula l te geri. - Jesus laid his hand on the sick and immediately he was healed.

 

Regarding ‘bak’, the expression actually is “fè bak

fè bak – to back away, to step back, to walk back, to back down
sometimes you will hear “fè bak annaryè  to go backwards, to recede, to  retreat

Example:
2. Lè moun yo te wè mesye a te gen yon zam nan men l yo tout te fè bak. – When the people saw that the man had a weapon they all stepped back.

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