I am sick
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 vant fè mal
I have a headache — Mwen gen Tèt fè mal
I have diarrhea — Mwen gen dyare
I am throwing up — Mwen gen vomi
I have a fever — Mwen gen lafyèv
My back hurts — Mwen gen Dò fè mal
I’ve used the most common ways to say these in English rather than strictly literal translations. In Creole, to have something “mwen gen vomi” is present tense. This means you are currently sick, not that you are literally throwing up at this moment. If you were to make it past tense “mwen te vomi” it could mean anytime in the past, even a year ago.
How do you say “I’m sick” in Creole?
“Mwen malad” is a Haitian Creole phrase that means “I’m sick.”
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