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Law in Haitian Creole (Lwa oswa Lalwa)

This video covers Law or the Law in Haitian Creole. In this video we cover getting arrested, getting charged with a crime, going to trial, and more…. Our other videos cover hospital or doctor’s visits, verbs, and more.

Law = Lwa

The Law = Lalwa (Lalwa also means Aloe)

Crime = Krim

Witness = Temwen

Testify = Temwaye

Fine = Amann (Fine also means “byen”)

Victim = Viktim

Judge = Jij

Judge = Jije (To judge – verb)

Trial = Jijman

Violation = Vyolasyon

Bad or Heavy Traffic = Blokis

Traffic = Sikilasyon

Sentence = Santans or Kondane (Sentence is fraz when related to writing)

Capital punishment or Death penalty = Kondane a mò (Mò also means dead body or corpse)

Criminal = Kriminèl

Violent Criminal = Zenglendo (these days more people refer to them as “gangs”)

Charge = Akizasyon (to be accused of a crime)

Deter = Discourage (to discourage someone from committing an act. Discourage is also “dekouraje” in Haitian Creole)

Civil Law = Lwa sivil

Court = Lajistis oswa Leta (oswa means or)

Courthouse = Palèdjistis (some people also say palèjistis)

Civil court = Pakè

Criminal Court = Tribinal

Arrest = Arestasyon

Arrest = Arete (verb to arrest)

Arrest Warrant = Manda Darè (Manda also means “power of attorney”)

Handcuff = Minòt

Handcuff = Minote (the verb to handcuff)

Take into consideration = Pran an konsiderasyon

Bail = Kosyon

Lawyer or Attorney = Avoka

Jail or Prison = Prizon

Guilty = Koupab

At fault = An tò

Innocent = Inosan

Not Guilty = Pa Koupab oswa Inosan

Law in Haitian Creole Video for pronunciations

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