How do you ask a child to “stop playing in that?”
This was another wonderful question from our ASK ANYTHING page. So we decided to offer a list of phases that you might use when asking children to calm down or stop making a ruckus.
Pa jwe nan bagay sa — Don’t play in that
Sispann fè dezod nan sa — Stop messing with that
M’ap vin Pou w — I’m coming for you
(warning kids that mom’s about to discipline, similar to counting to 3 in America)
Fout ou deyo — Go out of here
Ale Nan chanm ou — Go to you room
Sometimes children need firm correction and these phrases will help. Don’t forget to ask find ways to encourage and praise a child in Haitian Creole.