Haitian Phrases

Haitian Phrases

Trying to find some Haitian phrases? Below we have listed many useful expressions including: Greeting Phrases | Farewell Expressions | Holidays and Wishes | How to Introduce Yourself | Romance and Love Phrases | Solving a Misunderstanding | Asking for Directions | Emergency Survival Phrases | Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases | Daily Expressions | Cuss Words (Polite) | Writing a Letter | Short Expressions and words

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Haitian Phrases

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English Haitian Phrases
Greeting
Hi!allo
Good morning!bonjou
Good afternoon!bonswa
Good evening!bonswa
Welcome! (to greet someone)bonjou on bonswa
Hello my friend!allo zanmi'm
How are you? (friendly)sak pase?
How are you? (polite)ki gen ou ye?
I'm fine, thank you!m'bien, mesi
And you? (friendly)et ou
And you? (polite)et ou mem?
Goodtres bien mesi
Not so goodm'pa bon mem
Long time no seesa fe lon temps nou pa we
I missed youm'songe'w
What's new?ki novel?
Nothing newanyen dutou
Thank you (very much)!mesi ampil
You're welcome! (for "thank you")pa gen pwoblem
My pleasurese plezi'm
Come in! (or: enter!)entre
Make yourself at home!mete'w alez
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day!pase on bon jounen
Good night!bonswa
Good night and sweet dreams!bonswa et bon rev
See you later!na we pita
See you soon!na we taler
See you tomorrow!na we demen
Good bye!ba bye
Have a good trip!bon voyage
I have to gofok male
I will be right back!map tounen nan on ti momen
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck!bonne chanse
Happy birthday!bonne fet
Happy new year!bonne ane
Merry Christmas!joyeux noel
Happy Easter!joyeux pak (Easter)
Happy mother's day!bonne fet des me (happy Mother's Day)
Congratulations!felisitasion
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)bon appeti
Bless you (when sneezing)ke dieu te gad
Best wishes!m'swete'w tout bon bagay
Cheers! (or: to your health)bonne sante
Accept my best wishesmesi
How to Introduce Yourself
What's your name?ki gen'w rele
My name is (John Doe)m'rele (Jonn Doe)
Nice to meet you!se te on plezi
Where are you from?kote'w soti
I'm from (the U.S/ Haiti)m'soti (les etas zuni or ayti)
I'm (American/ Haitian)mwen se ameriken, mwen se ayitien
Where do you live?kote ou rete
I live in (the U.S/ Haiti)m'abite au zeta zuni, m'abite en ayiti
Do you like it here?ou remen ici
Haiti is a beautiful countryayiti son bel payi
What do you do for a living?kisa ou fe kom travay
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)m' se on profeser, eleve, engenier
Do you speak (English/ Creole)?es'ke ou pale engle/kreyol
Just a littleon ti kal
I like Creolemwen remen kreyol
I'm trying to learn Creolem'ap eseye apran kreyol
It's a hard languageson lang dificil
It's an easy languageson lang fasil
Oh! That's good!O! sa'a bon!
Can I practice with you?es'ke mwe ka pratike avec ou
I will try my best to learnm'ap fe tout efo pou mwen apran
How old are you?ki lag ou
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldmwen gen (vain, tran de) zan
It was nice talking to you!se te on plezi pale avec ou
It was nice meeting you!se te on plezi rancontre ou
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Mesye, Madam, Madmwazel
This is my wifese madam mwen
This is my husbandse mary'm
Say hi to Thomas for meSalue Thomas pou mwen
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening?es'ke ou okipe demain swa
I would like to invite you to dinnermwen ta remen evite'w al mange
You look beautiful! (to a woman)ou bel
You have a beautiful nameou gen on bel non
Can you tell me more about you?pale'm de ou
Are you married?es'ke ou marye
I'm singlem'pas marye
I'm marriedmwen marye
Can I have your phone number?es'ke mwen ka gen numero telefon ou
Can I have your email?es'ke ou ka ba'mwen adres email ou
Do you have any pictures of you?es'ke ou gen foto de ou
Do you have children?es'ke ou gen ti moun
Would you like to go for a walk?es'ke ou ta vle promnen
I like youmwen fanatik ou
I love youmwen remen ou
You're very special!ou se on moun spesyal
You're very kind!ou tres genti
I'm very happymwen tres kontan
Would you marry me?es'ke ou vle marye ave'm
I'm just kiddingblag m'ap fe
I'm seriousse pou tout bon
My heart speaks the language of lovekem ap pale lang l'amou
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)eskizem
Sorry (for a mistake)padon
No problem!pa gen pwoblem
Can you repeat please?es'ke ou ka repete, sil'te'plais
Can you speak slowly?es'ke ou ka pale pi dousmen
Can you write it down?es'ke ou ka ecri'l
Did you understand what I said?es'ke ou konpran sa mwen di'w
I don't understand!mwen pa konpran
I don't know!mwen pa konen
What's that called in Creole?komen yo di sa'a en kreyol
What does that word mean in English?sa mo sa'a vle di en engle
How do you say "thanks" in Creole?konmen ou di "thank you" en kreyol?... Mesi
What is this?sa sa'a ye
My Creole is badkreyol mwen pa bon
Don't worry!pa enkie te'w
I agree with youmwen dako ave'w
Is that right?es'ke sa'a bon
Is that wrong?es'ke sa'a mal
What should I say?sa pou'm ta di
I just need to practicemwen beswen pratike
Your Creole is goodou pale kreyol bon
I have an accentmwen genyen on aksen
You don't have an accentou pa genyen on aksen
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone)eskizem
I'm lostmwen pedu
Can you help me?es'ke ou ka ede mwen
Can I help you?es'ke mwen ka ede'w
I'm not from heremwen pa moun ici
How can I get to (this place, this city)? komen pou'm fe pou'm aleā€¦.?
Go straightale dwat
Thenepi
Turn leftvire agoch
Turn rightvire adwat
Can you show me?es'ke ou ka montre'm
I can show you!mwen ka montre'w
Come with me!vini ave'm
How long does it take to get there?konbien tan nap pran pou'n rive la
Downtown (city center)la vil
Historic center (old city)
It's near hereli tou pre la'a
It's far from hereli tres lwen la'a
Is it within walking distance?es'ke nou ka mache rive la'a
I'm looking for Mr. Smithm'ap cache Mr. Smith
One moment please!tan mwen on ti momen sil'te'plais
Hold on please! (when on the phone)tan mwen on ti momen sil'te'plais
He is not hereli pa la'a non
Airportaeropo
Bus stationstasyon bus
Train stationstasyon tran
Taxitaxi
Neartou pre
Farlwen
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help!ede'm
Stop!sus pan
Fire!du fer
Thief!vole
Run!kouri
Watch out! (or: be alert!)atensyon
Call the police!rele la polis
Call a doctor!rele on docte
Call the ambulance!rele ambulans
Are you okay?es'ke ou bien
I feel sickmwen santi ke mwen malad
I need a doctormwen beswen on docte
Accidentaccident
Food poisoning
Where is the closest pharmacy?Kote famasi ki pre'a?
It hurts hereli fem mal la'a
It's urgent!li ugen
Calm down!kompoze
You will be okay!wap unfom
Can you help me?es'ke ou ka ede'm
Can I help you?es'ke mwen ka ede'w
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room)mwen gen on rezevasion cham
Do you have rooms available?es'ke ou gen ki pa okipe
With shower / With bathroomavec twalet
I would like a non-smoking roommwen ta remen on cham kote moun pa fimen la dan
What is the charge per night?konbien chak swa
I'm here on business /on vacationmwen vin ici pou travay/ en vakans
Dirtysal
Cleanprop
Do you accept credit cards?es'ke ou pran kat de credi
I'd like to rent a carmwen ta remen lwe on machin
How much will it cost?konbien lap koute
A table for (one / two) please!bam on tab pou on sel/ de
Is this seat taken?es'ke on moun chita la
I'm vegetarianmwen pa mange vian
I don't eat porkmwen pa mange vian kochon
I don't drink alcoholmwen pa bwe alkol
What's the name of this dish?ki gen mange sa'a rele
Waiter / waitress!gacon/mis
Can we have the check please?bam recu'a sil vous plais
It is very delicious!li te tres bon
I don't like itmwen pa remen'n
Shopping Expressions
How much is this?konbien li koute
I'm just lookingm'ap gade selmen
I don't have changemwen pa gen monen
This is too expensivesa'a two che
Expensiveche
Cheapbon mache
Daily Expressions
What time is it?ki le li ye
It's 3 o'clockli twa zer
Give me this!bam mwen sa'a
Are you sure?es'ke ou su?
Take this! (when giving something)pran sa'a
It's freezing (weather)fe tres fret
It's cold (weather)fe fret
It's hot (weather)fe cho
Do you like it?es'ke ou remen'n
I really like it!mwen remen ampil
I'm hungrym'gran gou
I'm thirstymwen swaf
He is funnyli comic
In The Morningnan maten
In the eveningnan nwit
At Nightnan nwit
Hurry up!fe vit
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)sa'a fou
My God! (to show amazement)me zanmi!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)oh bon dieu!
It sucks! (or: this is not good)sa'a pa bon
What's wrong with you?ki sa'w gen yen?
Are you crazy?ou fou?
Get lost! (or: go away!)ale vou zan
Leave me alone!ki te'm anrepo'm
I'm not interested!sa pa interese'm
Writing a Letter
Dear John
My trip was very nicemwen te fe on bel voyag
The culture and people were very interestingmoun a culture'a te tres interesan
I had a good time with youmwen pase on bel tan
I would love to visit your country againmwen ta remen tounen vin visite
Don't forget to write me back from time to timepa bliye ecri'm de tan zan tan
Short Expressions and words
Goodbon
Badpa bon
So-so (or: not bad not good)pa tro mal
Biggro
Smallpiti
Todayjo dia'a
Nowkou ni'a
Tomorrowdemain
Yesterdayye
Yesoui
Nonon
Fastvit
Slowdosmen
Hotcho
Coldfret
Thissa'a
Thatsa'a
Herela'a
Therelot bo
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)mwen
Youou
Himli
Herli
Usnou
Themyo
Really?se vre?
Look!gade
What?ki sa?
Where?kote?
Who?ki moun?
How?ki gen?
When?ki le?
Why?pou ki sa?
Zerozero
Oneune
Twode
Threetwa
Fourkat
Fivesenk
Sixsis
Sevenset
Eightouit
Ninenef
Tendis

Phrases and daily expressions have a very important role in Haitian, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Creole Phrases, you might want to check the rest of our Haitian lessons here: Learn Haitian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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