Hi,We do not have an official 'most commonly used words' in Creole ... yet.A lot of the words that you have here can be translated or used many different ways.In order for your mom to make this Haitian Creole list of words, it would be best to think in Creole, not English.1. The article THE can be translated as a, la, an, lan, or nan depending on the words that precedes it.ex:the car - machin nanthe door - pòt lathe girl - fi athe friend - zanmi anthe watch -
lan mont2. OF is omitted in Creole sentences.ex:The roof of the house - do kay laa glass of water - yon vè dlothe day of the wedding - jou maryaj laetc...3. AND can be translated as e, ak, avèk or avè4. TO sometimes is translated as nan, and sometimes is omitted5 A is translated as yon6. IN is translated as nan, or lan7. THAT, as a relative pronoun or conjunction is translated as ke, it is omitted sometimes. THAT (or THIS), as demonstrative, is translated as sa a.8. IS - verb to be (SE) is omitted in some instances such as noun + attribute combinationShe is happy. - Li kontan.as opposed to a noun + noun combinationShe is an artist. - Li se yon atis.9. WAS - there's no translation for WAS, but past tense indicator (for all verbs) is te.He was shocked. - Li te etone.past tense indicator te is used for other verbs too.He came home last night. - Li te rantre lakay li yèreswa.We had three cars. - Nou te gen twa machin.10. HE, SHE, IT can be translated as li.
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