Creole Phrases

Good Morning Bonjour! [bon(g)-joo]

Good Afternoon Bonswa! [bon(g)- swa]

How are you? Ki jan ou ye? [key jaw oo yeh] ‘an’ is nasal ‘awe’ sound

I’m ne/Not bad M-pa pi mal [mmm pa pee mal]

How are you? Koman ou ye ? [ko-mawe oo yea]

I’m ne/OK Map boule. [map boo-lay]

Great! An fom! [awe (nasal) f-ome]

My name is… Mwen rele……[mweh ray lay….]

What is your name? Ki jan ou rele? [key jawe oo ray lay]

I love you Mwen rinmin ou. [mweh ray-mey oo]

Jesus loves you Jezi rinmin ou. [Jay-zi ray-mey oo]

Very good! Tres bien! [tray bee-eh (nasal ‘eh’)]

Good bye! Babay! [ba-bye]

Yes/No Oui/Non [wee/non(g) nasal ‘on’]

Thank you! Mesi! [meh-see]

Please Souple [sue-pleh]

Excuse me Eskize-m [es-key-zem]

Where is the bathroom? Ki kote twalet la? [key ko-the twa-let la]

How old are you? Ki laj ou? [ key laj oo]

I am………years old Mwen genyen… ans [mweh gay YEH….. an(g) nasal]

Numbers 1-10 en, de, twa, kat, senk, sis, set, wit, nef, dis