This video covers words and phrases in Haitian-Creole. It includes sentences that cover wishes, questions, anniversaries/holidays, where/who/what/when, belief, stop, sit, get up, school, etc… Hopefully it will help you learn new words and put those words together to form sentences. Read the texts and watch the video to learn new sentences in Haitian-Creole.
A little bit = Yon ti kras
This is expensive = Sa a chè
Feel better = Santi ou (w) pi byen
Happy Birthday = Bòn fèt
Congratulations = Felisitasyon
How old are you? = Ki laj ou (w)?
How? = Kijan, Kòman, Kouman?
Merry Christmas = Jwaye Nwel
Happy New Year = Bòn ane
Where? = Ki kote?
Where is your mom?= Kote manman ou (w)?
When? = Ki lè?
Who? = Ki moun?
Who is that? = Ki moun sa?
What is up? = Sak pase?
I know = Mwen konnen
I don’t know = Mwen pa konnen
What happened? = Sa ki (sak) te pase?
That is a lie = Sa se yon manti
You are lying = Ou (w) ap bay manti (or wap bay manti)
You lie = Ou (w) bay manti
You lied = Ou te bay manti
That is the truth = Sa se verite a (or se vre which is more common)
It’s true = Li vrè or Se vre
Believe me = Kwè mwen
I believe you = Mwen kwè ou (w)
It’s hot = Li cho
It’s cold = Li frèt
The food is spicy = Manje a pike
Poke, Stab, or Spicy = Pike
Have a seat or sit down = Chita
Get up = Leve
Lay down = Kouche
Come in = Vini andedan or rentre
Get out or outside = Deyò
Come = Vini
Stop = Sispann
Walk = Mache
Market (not supermarket; more like a farmer’s market = Mache
Talk to me = Pale avèk mwen (or avè’m)
It’s loud = Li fò (if you hit something too hard you also use the word “fò”
It’s low = Li ba
Speaker lower = Pale pi ba
It’s quiet = Li trankil
Do you exercise? = Ou (w) fè egzèsis ?
Is there a pool? = Èske gin yon pisin? (of course eske is not a must)
At what time? = A ki lè?
Are you here? = Ou isit la? (or ou rive?)
Are you there? = Ou la?
Telephone = Telefòn
Call me later = Rele m pita
Here is my number = Min nimewo mwen
Are you single? = Ou se yon sèlibatè? (or most common way to say it is “ou gin yon moun? which means do you have someone?)
Are you married? Ou marye?
Do you have kids? = Ou gin ti moun?
How many? = Konbyen?
How many do you have? = Konbyen ou genyen?
Do you go to school? = Ou ale lekòl?
What are you learning? = Kisa ou ap (wap) aprann?
I am learning Creole = Map aprann kreyòl