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  • "a" sound

    Like "o" in lot

    "e" sound

    Like the first half of the long "a" in day

    "è" sound

    Like the "e" in let

    "I" sound

    Like the "ee" in seed

    "O" sound

    Like the first half of the long "o" in go

    "Ò" sound

    Like the "o" in or

    "G" sound

    Like the "g" in go

    "J" sound

    Like the "s" in measure

    Ayiti

    Haiti

    Kapab
    Ka

    Can
    To be able

    Moun

    Person

    "Ay" sound

    Like the"I" in ice

    "Ou" sound

    Like the "o" in movie

    "Ch" sound

    Like the "sh" in ship

    Yon bagay

    A thing

    Bagay la

    The thing

    Bagay ou

    Your thing

    Li
    L'

    He/him/his/she/her/it

    Ou
    W'

    You (singular)

    Nou
    N'

    We/us/ you (plural)

    Yo
    Y'

    They/them/their

    Vle

    To want

    Pale

    To speak

    La
    A
    An
    Nan
    Yo

    The
    A: when the word ends in a vowel
    An: when words end in an, en, or on
    Nan: when words end in in, èn, òn, or m'
    La: all other cases
    Yo: plural words

    Isit la/isit

    Here
    Isit la: location
    Isit: presence

    Bagay

    Thing

    Kafe

    Coffee

    Tanpri

    Please

    Mèsi

    Thank you

    Kreyòl

    Creole

    La a

    Right here
    Right there

    Ou kapab ale la.

    You can go there

    Nou vle pale kreyòl.

    We want to speak creole.

    Tanpri vini isit

    Please come here

    Nou vle kafe

    We want coffee

    Li kapab ale la.

    He can go there

    Li vle bagay la

    She wants the thing

    Men (not hand or but)

    Here: when used before a noun or pronoun

    Pwason

    Fish

    Manton

    Chin

    Bonbon

    Cookie

    Chemen

    Path
    Trail

    "An" sound

    Nasalized. Like "un" in bunny

    "En" sound

    Nasalized. Like "en" in bench

    "On" sound

    Nasalized. Like "don't" without moving your mouth.

    "Òn" sound

    Like "own"

    "Èn" sound

    Like "en" in end

    "Àn" sound

    Like "on"

    Mwen
    M'

    I/me/my

    Sa/ sa a

    That
    This

    Nan

    In
    Into

    Reyinyon

    Meeting

    Pran

    To take

    Bay (ba/ban)

    To give

    Rele

    To call

    Di

    To say/tell

    Travay
    Mache

    To work
    Travay: labor work
    Mache: system work like machine work

    Telefon

    Phone

    Machin

    Car

    Maten

    Morning

    Dousman

    Slowly
    Gently

    Nimewo

    Number

    Bonjou

    Good morning

    Bonswa

    Good evening

    Bonnwit

    Good night

    Kijan ou rele?

    What is your name?

    Tann

    To wait

    Ou kapab bay

    You can give

    Bay --> ba

    Before li, ou, and yo

    Bay --> ban

    Before mwen and nou

    Pa bon

    Not good

    Pa pale

    Don't speak

    Li pa kapab vini

    He cannot come

    Anvan

    Before

    Apre

    After

    Devan

    In front (of)

    Akote

    Next to

    Avèk
    Ak

    With

    Men (not here or hand)

    But

    Zanmi

    Friend

    Dwat

    Straight
    Right

    Anba

    Under

    Bezwen

    Need

    Genyen
    Gen

    To have

    Manje

    To eat
    Food

    Pase

    To pass

    Rete

    To live
    To stay

    Rete
    Sispann

    To stop
    Sispann: action
    Rete: person or object

    Ankò

    Again

    Ale tou dwat

    Straight ahead

    Vire a dwat

    Turn right

    Vire a goch

    Turn left

    Achte

    To buy

    Rive

    To arrive

    Pran gwo souffle

    Take a deep breath

    Fanm
    Fi

    Women

    Nonm/nèg

    Man

    Jodi a

    Today

    Anvlòp

    Envelope

    Biwo

    Office
    Desk

    Chèz

    Chair

    Papye

    Paper

    Kote
    Ki kote

    Where
    Place


    Kilè

    When
    Time

    Lè sa

    Then

    Souvan

    Often

    Mete

    To put

    Wetire

    To remove

    Poukisa

    Why
    Why is

    Paske

    Because

    Kouran

    Current (electricity)

    Ant

    Between

    Dèyè

    Behind

    Anlè

    Over

    Gen tan

    To have time

    Pou

    For
    Is for

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