en de twa kat senk sis sèt uit nèf dis. Listen to the pronunciation above to memorize these first ten numbers in the Haitian Creole Language. You may also find the video below helpful from Mandaly at the Sweet Coconuts blog.
What is your telephone number? Ki nimewo telefòn ou? This phrase is how you ask for someone’s telephone number. Almost everyone in Haiti has a cell phone, even if it’s shared between the whole family. Listen to the pronunciation above to master the sound of this question. Be prepared with your creole numbers when they […]
I am sick Mwen malad This phrase is another way people might answer the how are you question. It indicates they are not feeling well and have some type of illness. Listen to the pronunciation and repeat for practice. Common Illness Complaints I have a cold — Mwen gripe My stomach hurts — Mwen gen […]
I am not so good Mwen pa two byen This phrase is another way to respond to the question, “How are you doing?” It’s not uncommon to hear people are not doing well and this is a simple way to say so. The appropriate response would be to ask what is wrong. Literal Meaning Mwen […]
I am good and you? mwen byen e ou menm? This phase is a typical response to the question, “How are you?” It’s polite to return the question as part of the answer as demonstrated in the pronunciation above. Literal Meaning mwen – I byen – (am) good e – and ou – you menm […]
How are you? Koman ou ye? How are you? Kijan ou ye? This two phrases are interchangeable. Both are the how you ask someone how they are doing. Listen to the pronunciation above and memorize this simple expression. It’s used many times each day in nearly all social settings. Literal Meaning Koman / Kijan – […]