HAITI

Phrasebook

Although French is widely spoken you will find that many Haitian people appreciate you trying to communicate in Creole, even if you do have to revert to French or English in the end. Below are a few useful French and Creole phrases to get you started.

French Phrasebook

Meeting People

English
French
yes
oui
no
non
thank you
merci
you are welcome
de rien
please
s'il vous plaît
excuse me
pardon
hello
bonjour
goodbye
au revoir
good morning
bonjour
good night
bonne nuit
I do not understand
Je ne comprends pas
Do you speak...?
Parlez-vous...?
English
anglais
French
français
What is you name
Comment vous appelez-vous?
Nice to meet you
Enchanté de faire votre connaissance
How are you
Comment allez-vous?
Good
bon
bad
mauvais

Directions

English
French
map
carte
left
à gauche
right
à droite
straight on
tout droit
far
loin
near
près

Methods of Transport

English
French
Where is...?
Où est...?
How much is the fare?
Quel est le prix du billet?
Ticket
billet
A ticket to..., please
Un billet pour..., s'il vous plaît
Where are you going?
Où est-ce que vous allez?
Where do you live?
Où habitez-vous?
Train
le train
bus
un autobus
underground
le métro
airport
un aéroport
train station
la gare
bus station
la gare routière
underground station
la station de métro
departure
le départ
arrival
une arrivée
parking
le parking

Time

English
French
What time is it?
Quelle heure est-il?
Today
aujourd'hui
yesterday
hier
tomorrow
demain

Accommodation

English
French
hotel
un hôtel
room
une chambre
reservation
la réservation
Are there any vacancies?
Avez-vous des chambres disponibles?
No vacancies
Complet
Passport
le passeport

Places

English
French
post office
la poste
bank
la banque
police station
le poste de police
hospital
l'hôpital
chemist
la pharmacie
shop
le magasin
restaurant
le restaurant
museum
le musée
church
une église
square
la place
street
la rue

Shopping

English
French
How much does this cost?
Combien ça coute?
I will buy it
Je le prends
I would like to buy...
Je voudrais acheter...
Do you have...?
Avez-vous...?
open
ouvert
closed
fermé
postcard
la carte postale
stamps
des timbres
little
un peu
lot
beaucoup
all
tout

Meals

English
French
breakfast
le petit déjeuner
lunch
le déjeuner
dinner
le dîner
vegetarian
végétarien
cheers!
À votre santé
the bill please
l'addition, s'il vous plaît

Drinks

English
French
drink
la boisson
coffee
le café
tea
le thé
juice
le jus
water
l'eau
beer
la bière
wine
le vin

Food

English
French
meat
la viande
fish
le poisson
vegetable
le légume
fruit
le fruit
potato
la pomme de terre
salad
la salade
dessert
la dessert

Creole Phrasebook

Every Day conversation

English
Creole
yes
wi
no
non
thank you
mesi
you are welcome
merite
please
souple
Excuse me
Eskize mwen
hello
bonzour
goodbye
orewar
good morning
bonjou
good night
bonswa
I do not understand
M pa konpran
Do you speak...?
Eske ou pale…?
English
angle
French
franse
Creole
Kreyòl
What is you name?
Kouman ou rele?
Nice to meet you
M kontan fè konesans ou.
How are you
Komon ou ye?
good
N'ap boule!
bad
mové

Directions

English
Creole
map
kat
left
gòch
right
adv adwat
straight on
tou dwat
far
lwen
near
pre

Methods of Transport

English
Creole
Where is...?
Kote … Ia?
How much is the fare?
Konben pri kous?
ticket
biye
Where do you live?
Kote ou rete?
Train
tren
bus
otobis
airport
aeropò
train station
stasyon
bus station
estasyon bis

Time

English
Creole
What time is it?
Ki lè li ye la
today
jodia
yesterday
ye
tomorrow
demen

Accommodation

English
Creole
hotel
lotèl
room
chanm
reservation
rezève
Are there any vacancies?
Eske ou gen chanm?
No vacancies
Pa genyen!
passport
paspò

Places

English
Creole
post office
lapòs
bank
bank
police station
estasyon lapolis
hospital
lopital
chemist
farmasi
shop
magazen
restaurant
restoran
church
legliz
square
plas
street
lari

Shopping

English
Creole
How much does this cost?
Kombye kob sa kouté
I would like to buy...
Mwen ta renmen achté ...
Do you have...?
Eske ou gen...?
open
louvri
closed
fèmen
little
piti piti
lot
anpil
all
tout

Meals

English
Creole
breakfast
dejne
lunch
manje midi
dinner
dine
the bill
biye

Drinks

English
Creole
drink
bweson
coffee
kafe
tea
te
juice
ji
water
dlo
beer
byè
wine
diven

Food

English
Creole
meat
vyann
fish
pwason
vegetable
legim
fruit
fwi
potato
pòmdetè
salad
salad
dessert
desè