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Louisiana Creole
Common Expressions



Hello Bonjou
How are you? Koman sa va?
How do you feel? Vou san vou- mem byen?
Whatís wrong? Sa ena?
Whatís happening? Whatís up? Sa k a prife?
Howís it going? Sa tchob byen
Iím okay. Mo bon And you.E to
Good-bye. Adyeu
Goodday Bonjou ( some say Bonjou when saying good-bye)
Allow me to introduce myself. To permet mo entrodwir mo-mem
My name is Paul. Mo pele Paul (or Mo non se Paul.)
What is your name? Sa-ki to non?
Iím very happy to meet you.
Do you speak Creole? To pale kreyol?
Ö English?Ö French?Ö Spanish? langle, franse/ franswa, spagnol?
Yes, I speak Creole. Wi, mo pale kreyol.
No, I donít speak Creole. Non, mo pale pa kreyol.
Speak slowly, please. Pale dousman
Do you understand? To konprann?
I can understand. Mo fet konmprann
I understand. Mo konmprann
I donít understand. Mo pa konmprann
Please. Tanpri (or Si-to-ple )
Thank you. Mersi
Thank you very much. Byen mersi
Donít mention it. Parkwa OR Se pa aryen
Iím sorry. Mo chagren
Be careful! Pronga to
What would you like? Sa ki to ole?
Iíd likeÖ Mí oleÖ.tanpri
Iíd like to learn Creole. Mí ole aprann kreyol tanpri.
Iíd like orange juice. Mí ole diji zoranj.
What do you need? Sa ki to bezon?
I needÖ Mo bezonÖ
How much isÖ.? Konmyen (Konmon)Ö
How much is the book? Konmyen (Konmon) liv-la.
It is $5.00 Se senk pyas.
What time is it? Ki le li ye?
It is 1:00. Le enn er.
It is 2:00 Li de er .
Where is Main street? Au lari Main?
You go straight ahead. To ale drwart.
You go straight along this street. To ale drwat anlon lari-sa-la.
You turn right. To tourne drwat.
You turn left. To tourne goch.
Iím hungry. Mo manje.
Iím thirsty. Mo swaf.
Itís hot. Le fe cho.
Itís cold. Li fe fre.



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