Oct 29, 2010
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Chapit 1 “Quick Haitian Creole Grammar Reference” Free Preview Haitian Creole Lesson I
Bonjou Good Morning
Bonswa Good Afternoon
Bòn Nwi Good Evening
Pase bòn Jounen Have a good day
Pase bòn nwi Have a good night
Personal Pronouns: Singular: Mwen or M (I, Me, My) Ou (You, you, you) Li (he, she, it, him, her, its)
Plural: Nou (We, our, us) Nou (You, your, you) Yo (They, their, them)
Examples: M rele Jan. My name is John.
Ki Jan ou rele? What’s your name?
Point to somebody or Identify someone: Use Ki moun sa-a? Who is this/that?
Answer with: Se + name or pronoun: Se Jan. He is John. Se Maten – He is Martin. Se Alfons – He is Alphonse. Se Ja-n – She is Jane. Fè Egzèsis sa yo. Fè Pratik
Ask questions using these names: Marimat, Fanfan, Tifi, Remon ak Jan Batis, KansonFè ak Lila, Tifani ak Lala, Lilli, Malis, ak Jan.
Ki pwofesè sa-a?
Ki madanm sa-a ?
Ki eleman sa-a?
Ki bèl fanm sa-a ?
Ki doktè sa-a ?
Ki timoun sa-a ? Ki mesye sa-a ?
Ki pastèu sa-a ? Ki muzisyen sa-a ? Ki travayè sa-a ?
Question Words: Use these question words to ask questions, identify people and things around you (Kijan, Kouman, Kòman – How; Kilè – When; Akilè? – at what time?; Poukisa? Why; Kisa? –What?; Ki moun? Who; Ki kote? Kote? Ki Bò? – Where? )
Eske + subject + Verb to ask questions