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Friday, August 7, 2020

How do you say "we broke up" in a dating relationship. I've used we're not together, but wondering if there is a better way to say it?

People say: Nou kite. (We broke up)
Also:            Nou pa renmen ankò (We're not in love anymore)
                    Nou pa ansanm ankò (we're nt together anymore)
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Is foskouch the correct term for a miscarriage? I am volunteering at a birthcenter and wondering what term is most appropriate? Before 20 weeks saying "your baby died" doesn't seem correct as the women don't seem to see it as a baby yet. "Lost pregnancy" doesn't seem right either. Thanks for all the work you put into this webpage...it's an amazing resource! Mesi anpil!

Hello, sorry for the late reply.
Yes 'foskouch' is the correct term for a miscarriage.
Thanks
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At this site, you wrote a construction that I am having trouble understanding........

At this site, you wrote a construction that I am having trouble understanding: http://sweetcoconuts.blogspot.com/2015/09/wap-twouble-sante-m.html

"Jouk kote sante w ye a pou w ap kite moun twouble l, mezanmi o!"

I understand it's some sort of joke, but I can't figure out what you're actually saying, and my Haitian friends can't seem to explain it. Can you translate it into English and help me understand? 

Mandaly says:
Oh man! you are right. It is indeed kind of hard to explain :)

Jouk kote - the way it used here, usual means far, separate, apart, unrelated, in a peaceful corner away from the chaos

Literally:

Jouk kote    | sante w ye a   | pou w | kite  | moun    | twouble | l   mezanmi o! |
So far away | your health is  | for you to let | people | disturb it  | wow! |

It will be translated as: Wow! Why are you letting people disturb your health when it is isolated or unrelated to whatever the cintext of the conversation was



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