Bonjou! Learn to Speak Haitian Creole

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Most requested translations added here for your convenience: I love you → Mwen renmen w. I miss you → Mwen sonje w. My love!Lanmou mwen!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Do you know any book resources for Haitian Creole?

It depends on what your needs are. Are you looking for beginner, intermediate, or advanced? Are you looing for books to learn Creole, or books to read ... to reinforce your Creole?

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

can you help explain the following expressions: "mewi" and "mezanmi" . thanks in advance.

Men wi! is an adverb (literally 'but yes') which may be translated as Sure!, Of course!, Naturally!, Indeed! etc....

Mezanmi (literally 'my friends') is an interjection that expresses surprise, shock, anger, happiness, and many other emotions in between, such as Oh God! Oh my God!, Oh my! Gee whiz!, Oh my goodness! Oops! etc....

Some examples:
Expressing happiness
Mezanmi, mwen kontan wè w.
I am so happy to see you!

Expressing shock and disbelief
Mezanmi, m pa ka kwè ke misye mouri.
Oh my God, I can't believe that he died.

Expressing annoyance
Mezanmi, sispann pale nan tèt mwen!
Please stop babbling!

Expressing  Oops moments
Mezanmi, mwen panke lage estati 12.000 dola a sou mozayik la.
Oops, I almost drop the $12,000 statue on the tile floor.

Expressing impatience
Fè vit non mezanmi!
Hurry!


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Sunday, July 2, 2017

How do you say "clock/punch in" and "clock/punch out" in creole? For example, "I clock in to work at 11 pm and I clock out from work at 7 am."

punch in - pwente lè w rive
punch out - pwente lè w ap kite

Did you punch in before you start working?
Èske w te pwente anvan w koumanse travay?

You must clock out before you take your break.
Ou dwe pwente anvan ou pran midi.

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