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Monday, January 23, 2017

Bonjou! When I was in Haiti a couple months ago we used a popular greeting with a fist bump, but I don't know how to spell it or what it literally means. It sounds like "ah - fom" in english. I would have expected the Kreyole to be like "an fam" or similar. Do you know what it is? Thanks,

Bonjou zanmi. With the fist bump greeting, they are saying "anfòm".

Anfòm can be used various ways. Usually it means awesome, great, excellent, attractive or sexy (if you're describe a female's physique), athletic or good-looking (if you're describing a male's body). When someone asks you about how your day is going, you can say anfòm! if you're having a good day.


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1 comment:

  1. Wi, mwen Anfòm! E ou mem?

    How sweet of you to answer my simple question! BTW, I am listening to the audio book of "Because We Are - A Novel of Haiti" right now. Highly recommend it -- narration is amazing! It's about a sweet little girl who becomes a restavek.

    Na wè pita,