Modified and adapted from Simple Language for Adoptive Families. Note: the "Eske" at the beginning of questions is more or less optional, and could certainly be omitted in casual conversation with a child.

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  • Mwen se manman ou.

    I am your mother.

    Mwen se papa ou.

    I am your father.

    Sa se sè ou.

    This is your sister.

    Sa se frè ou

    This is your brother.

    Ou se ti fi mwen.

    You are my daughter.

    Ou se ti gason mwen.

    You are my son.

    W'a rete avèk nou.

    You are going to live with us.

    N'a pran swen ou byen.

    We will take good care of you.

    Nou byen kontan ou fè pati fanmi nou.

    We are very happy you are part of our family.

    Nou/mwen renmen ou anpil!

    We/I love you a lot!

    Ou trè presie.

    You are very precious.

    Ou pa bezwen pè.

    You don't need to be afraid.

    Pa fè kè ou twouble.

    Don't worry.

    Tout bagay byen.

    It's OK/Everything is good.

    M' la avèk ou.

    I am here with you.

    Ou vle mwen kenbe ou?

    Do you want me to hold you?

    N'a monte yon avyon.

    We are going to ride in an airplane.

    N'a ale nan yon machin.

    We are going to ride in a car.

    N'a rive nan yon ti tan.

    We will be there soon.

    Eske ou grangou?

    Are you hungry?

    Eske ou swaf?

    Are you thirsty?

    Ann manje!

    Let's eat!

    Eske ou renmen li?

    Do you like it?

    Sa gen bon gou!

    Delicious/This tastes good!

    Eske ou vle plis?

    Do you want more?

    Ou fini?

    Are you finished?

    N'a manje anko pita.

    We'll eat more later.

    Eske ou vle...

    Do you want....?

    ti manje

    a snack

    bibon

    a bottle

    Eske ou bezwen fè pipi?

    Do you need to go pee-pee?

    Eske ou bezwen fè poupou?

    Do you need to go poo-poo?

    Eske mwen bezwen chanje kouchèt ou?

    Do you need me to change your diaper?

    Souple, pa fè pipi/poupou nan pantalon ou.

    Please don't go pee-pee/poo-poo in your pants.

    N'a chèche yon twalet

    We will look for a bathroom.

    Eske ou bezwen m'ede ou?

    Do you need help?

    M' va ede ou.

    I will help you.

    Eske ou ka fè li pou kont ou?

    Can you do it by yourself?

    Annou lave men ou.

    Let's wash your hands.

    Eske ou cho?

    Are you hot?

    Eske ou fret?

    Are you cold?

    Se tan pou benyen.

    It's time for a bath.

    Annou bwose dan ou.

    Let's brush your teeth.

    Annou penyen cheve ou.

    Let's comb your hair.

    Annou mete rad nou.

    Let's get dressed.

    Ann ale!

    Let's go!

    Annou jwe!

    Let's play!

    Eske ou vle ale jwe?

    Would you like to go pley?

    Eske ou vle ale deyò pou jwe?

    Would you like to go outside to play?

    Pataje, souple.

    Share, please.

    Renmèt li souple.

    Give it back, please.

    Bon travay!

    Good job!

    Annou ranje tout bagay, souple.

    Let's clean up, please.

    Ou se yon bon travaye!

    You are a good helper!

    Jwèt yo

    toys

    machin

    car

    Eske ou fatige?

    Are you tired?

    Li lè pou fè yon ti kabicha.

    It's time to take a nap.

    Li lè pou dòmi.

    It's bedtime.

    Annou priye.

    Let's pray.

    Dòmi byen

    Sleep well.

    M'a chante yon chan pou ou.

    I will sing a song for you.

    Bon nwit.

    Good night.

    N'a wè demen maten!

    See you in the morning!

    Souple rete sou kabann ou.

    Please stay in your bed.

    Èske ou fè yon move rèv?

    Did you have a bad dream?

    Èske ou vle mwen rete avèk ou ti tan?

    Do you want me to stay with you a little while?

    Li two nwa?

    Is it too dark?

    Lenn

    blanket

    Èske ou malad?

    Are you sick?

    Ki kote li fé ou mal?

    Where does it hurt?

    Montre mwen kote li fé ou mal.

    Show me where it hurts.

    M' regret ou pa santi byen.

    I'm sorry you don't feel well.

    Ou byen?

    Are you OK?

    Blese

    owie/injury

    Kite mwen bobo li.

    Let me kiss it.

    M' ap chéche youn pansman.

    I'll look for a band-aid.

    Sa se dokté.

    This is the doctor.

    Sa va fé ou santi ou pi byen.

    This will make you feel better.

    Sa se youn piki.

    This is a shot.

    Sa kapab fé ou mal yon ti kal, men m' la avék ou.

    This might hurt a little, but I am here with you.

    Sa pap fé ou mal.

    This won't hurt.

    Mwen renmen ou.

    I love you.

    Mwen pap janm sispan renmen ou.

    I will never stop loving you.

    Ou tré espesyal.

    You are very special.

    Ou tré entelijan.

    You are very smart.

    Ou bél anpil.

    You are very pretty/handsome.

    Mwen tré fyé de ou.

    I am very proud of you.

    Éske ou vle vin anbrase mwen?

    Can I have a hug?

    Éske mwen ka anbrase ou?

    Can I give you a hug?

    Éske ou ka ban mwen yon ti bo?

    Can you give me a kiss?

    Éske mwen ka ba ou yon ti bo?

    Can I give you a kiss?

    Ala bon ou bon.

    You are wonderful.

    cheri doudou

    gentle dear

    cheri

    dear

    pitit mwen

    my child

    Ki ti non jwét ou gen?

    What is your nickname?

    M'ap vini nan yon ti moman.

    I'll be right back.

    Mwen te sonje ou.

    I missed you.

    M' pa kite ou.

    I won't leave you.

    Ou an sekirite.

    You are safe.

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