I’m hanging in there M’ap kenbe This phase is another common response when you ask how someone is doing. It is less positive then I’m doing well, and has the same feeling as the English “I’m getting along.” Literal Meaning M’ap – I am (contracted form) kenbe – holding
How do you say “And what about you?” in Creole
And what about you? E ou menm? This phrase is a typical follow up when making small talk. After you’ve responded to a person’s how are you question, it’s polite to ask about their situation. Literal Meaning E – And ou – you menm – same (yourself)
How do you say “Not too bad” in Creole?
Not too bad Pa pi mal This phrase is a frequent response when you ask someone “How are you doing?” It’s a moderate response between the more positive “I’m well” and the negative “I’m not good.” You can understand it to mean I’m simply ok. You can listen to the pronunciation above and be ready […]
5 Phrases to Give Encouragement & Praise in Creole
The following phrases in Haitian Creole are simple ways to speak encouragement. They are perfect for a mission trip setting where you want to give respect and praise to those you meet. Listen to the pronunciations and practice until you are comfortable speaking them from memory. ala bon ou bon – wow, you are good […]
How do you say “CONGRATULATIONS” in Creole?
Congratulations Felisitasyon Congratulations Konpliman Both of these words are frequently used in Haitian Creole to express congratulations. Listen and repeat the audio examples above to practice your pronunciation. This is a natural response when someone explains something they have accomplished. For example, a child shows you their report card. You can also say use the […]
How do you say “VERY GOOD – EXCELLENT” in Creole (aka good job)
Very good – excellent Trè bon – ekselan This phrase is a simple way to encourage others. It’s especially useful with speaking with kids and to give them praise. It has the force of “good job” in English. There is a more literal way to say “good job – bon travay” but it’s less common. […]