I’m hungry Mwen grangou This simple phrase is how you would express that you need to eat. It may be something you would hear on a mission trip context when speaking with people in need of help. It might be a followup response when someone says they are not doing well.
I’m thirsty for water Mwen swaf dlo This phrase is how you can express that you are thirsty and would like some water to drink. Literal Meaning: Mwen – I am swaf – thirsty dlo – (for) water It answers the question: How can I ask for some water to drink in Haitian Creole?
Excuse me. I’m sorry. Eskizé mwen. Padon. This phrase, like it’s English counterpart, can be used in many settings. If you accidentally bump into someone or if you’ve done something that caused real harm. The exact meaning will depend on context. Listen to the pronunciation above and have this Creole saying ready when needed. This […]
Sak pase? (What’s happening?) N’ap boule (We’re hanging out) This question and answer is a common way to friends will great. The response literally means “we’re burning” but has the effect of “we’re hanging around” in English. Listen to the pronunciation above and keep the meaning of this phrase in mind. You could also respond […]
Where is the bathroom? Kibò twalèt lè ye? Many people are afraid of this situation – having an urgent need for the toilet and not knowing how to ask. You should listen to this phrase and memorize the pronunciation. Literal Meaning Kibò – where twalèt – toilet la – the ye – be This phrase […]
How is your family? Kijan fanmi ou ye? This is the most common question after exchanging hello and asking how someone has been. It’s a sign of respect and concern in a culture that highly values family connection. You should listen to the example above and be prepared to respond to this question when asked. […]