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  • fanm vanyan

    brave women

    natif natal

    native born

    nom jouet

    nickname

    enben

    well...

    pa mete tet ou la

    don't put your head there ("don't go there")

    espwa nan fenwa

    hope in the darkness

    piti piti na rive

    little by little we arrive

    Kisa ou ta renmen ye nan lavi ou?

    What would you like to be?

    li danje

    it's dangerous

    li delisye

    it's delicious

    Kijan de manje ou renmen?

    What kind of food do you like?

    Osito ke

    As soon as...

    Osi lontan ke ou a kondisyon ke

    As long as...

    Mwen swete ke ou etabli byento

    I hope you recover soon

    Lou ke ak sa

    To be sick of

    Sa pa etone mwen

    No wonder (same as "I don't care")

    fe vit

    hurry up

    poze ou

    take it easy

    retire ko ou sou mwen

    get off of me

    kitem an repo

    leave me alone

    lagem

    let me go

    eske ou ka kite m antre/soti

    can you please let me in/out

    soti la

    get out of here

    se konsa lavi a ye

    that's life

    li se diole

    she's a braggert

    fe atansyon

    be careful

    mwen pa te ka

    I couldn't...

    Mesi paske ou raple mwen sa

    Thank you for reminding me

    Lap fe'm byen

    It's going to fit me

    fe nwi

    do harm (kind of like "deranje")

    memn otey ("otay")

    same height

    memn gwose, memn saz

    same size (like a house), same size (clothing)

    ki saz?

    what size? (clothing)

    poto mitan

    central pillar

    lopital gratis

    free hospital

    li fre

    she's fresh (like bel)

    konje

    holiday (more than a few days; more like a week or more), can say "5 jou konje"

    jou off

    day off (typically used for 1-2 days)

    map bale ate

    I'm sweeping the ground

    gen youn le...

    there was a time...

    bon janm

    best ever

    jenn jan

    young as

    pa za pa

    step by step

    kage sou do

    lean back (on your back)

    se sal ye, wi?

    that's how it is, right?

    boukannen dlo

    roast water

    fe li pedi

    (violate someone and make them not a virgin)

    map konseye ou

    I'm advising you

    san sousi

    without concern

    sans sousi

    sense of concern

    ap pase ban nou

    happens to you/us

    jenn jan

    young as

    janm

    never

    bon janm

    best ever

    li pran pwa

    he gained weight

    poumon li son bon

    his lungs sound good

    nou ta ka bezwen...

    we might need to...

    akeyi lakay ou

    welcome home

    mwen jis leve

    I just woke up

    lite kont kolera

    struggle against cholera

    c'est adorable

    that's cute

    fe koum

    beat somebody up

    rakoche telefon nan

    get off the phone

    rakonte yon istwa

    tell a story

    lage li nan prison

    release him from prison

    telefon yo dwe ferme

    telephones must be turned off

    sispan ranse

    stop fooling around

    nan regards

    in regards to

    sa pa fe sans

    that doesn't make sense

    se malere mwen ye

    I am poor

    nouvel la pral gaye, rime yo gaye

    the news will spread, rumors spread

    pa kite moun chofe tet ou

    don't let people anger you

    fok nou al vote

    we must go vote

    pa kite anyen kraze plan ou

    don't let anything ruin your plan

    mwen pa ka satisfye bezwen ou yo

    I can't meet your needs

    pran swen nan

    take care of

    mwen pa konvenk

    I'm not convinced

    anplas de, olye pou yo

    instead of

    men foto ou

    here's your pic

    sa fe (4 bal mwen te tande)

    that makes... (4 shots I heard)

    mwen ta rekomande...ke ou jwenn

    I would recommend...that you get/find

    pran mize nesese

    take necessary steps

    si yo pa mete anplas

    in they don't put in place...

    nan sant

    in the center

    pa kite'l fe sa

    don't let him do that

    pandan plis pase 6 edetan

    more than 6 hours

    ou pa ta dwe... (estoke ORS)

    you should not (store ORS)

    tele-djol, radyo trent de

    word of mouth

    nou pa te janm genyen

    we have never had

    a pye

    on foot, by foot

    a le

    prompt, on time

    2 heures won/pil

    2:00 exactly

    kore'm

    hold me up

    li anfom?

    does it fit?

    ranje yon lot jan

    rearrange

    meni

    here it is

    se sa'l te fe ye swa

    it's what he did last night

    mete li en kote

    put it away

    li pito fe komerse

    she'd prefer to do commerce

    ou dwe

    you must

    kite tout bagay pesonel deye

    leave all personal belongings behind

    malet yo gen dwa te deplase

    luggage may have moved

    map fe kwa

    ...

    mwen damou ou

    I love you

    bote enterye

    inner beauty

    mwen pa pedi lafwa

    I won't lose faith

    jwye pak, bon fet pak

    happy Easter

    petet ou pa swenye (swen?)

    maybe you don't care

    kisa ki te jis rive?

    what just happened?

    mwen renmen "lefe ke" ou konpran mwen

    I like "that" you understand me

    mwen renmen "lefe ke" ou pale Kreyol

    I like "that" you speak Kreyol

    respekte lot

    respect others

    respekte pwochen ou

    respect others

    respekte nou youn lot

    respect one another

    respekte tet ou

    respect yourself

    w'ap mennen

    you're doing well/thriving

    ah monche!

    come on, man (conveys persuasive emotion)

    fok sa chanje

    this must change

    kite kouchet

    potty trained

    sak pase --> n'ap kenbe, n'ap lite

    we're holding on, we're struggling/fighting

    fe bon rev

    have good dreams

    bonn sware

    have a good evening

    bel kichoy

    beautiful things

    ki bagay sa?!

    what's going on?!

    pote w byen

    get well

    mwen espere ke ou fe mye

    I hope you get better

    yo depanse lajan devan deye

    they spend money like it's going out of style

    pi bel pase jame

    more beautiful than ever

    fe atansyon

    be safe

    gen pou (li gen pou vini aswe a, mwen gen pou ale lavil)

    plan to

    ou te sanble tris semen pase, li sanble li pral fe lapli

    you looked sad last week, it looks like it's going to rain

    se gwo koze!

    it's wonderful/awesome!

    fomidab

    wonderful

    enkwayab

    incredible

    anfom kou bas

    great, excellent

    zafe'm pa bon

    things are not going well for me

    yo fe zafe

    they're involved (romantically)

    an deyo/deyo a

    rural or country/outside

    li pi renmen'm

    he loves me more

    chak le ou fe sa

    every time you do that

    pou kiyes li ye

    whose is it?

    tet li pa dwat/li gen tet cho

    she's not right, she's crazy

    chanje rad sou mwen

    change my clothes

    aprann otan ke ou kapab

    learn as much as you can

    mwen abandone

    I give up

    jere lajan ou

    manage your money

    pa lafwa

    by faith

    n'ap lite

    we're struggling

    sa nap fete jodi-a?

    what to celebrate today?

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