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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How do you say shooting star in Haitian Creole? How do you say to wish upon a star.

Shooting starzetwal file, zetwal filant.
I see a shooting starMwen yon zetwal file

When you see a shooting star in Haiti, it means impending death – someone (not necessarily family – it might be a neighbor or someone else) is going to die.
After someone has passed, if you hear a Haitian say “I did see a shooting star”, they’re just saying that they saw it coming.
Sometimes people even say “yon gran tèt ki tonbe” meaning that someone important/significant has or is going to die.

To wish upon a starfè yon souwè sou yon zetwal.

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