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Hacking Haitain Creole

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HACKING HAITIAN CREOLE

dife a fig la pwason an pom nan

Definite Article

depends on the sound of the noun ending

Indefinite Articles

place yon before the noun

yon pom yon fig

an apple a banana

a la an nan

vowel consonant nasal n hard n or m

(a, an)

(the)

the fire the banana the fish the apple

A beginner's grammar cheat sheet for learning the language of Haiti...

Pronouns

mwen ou li li li nou nou yo

I you he she it we you they

Possessive Pronouns

Verb Conjugations

pronouns don't change

place the pronoun after the noun for possession

pom mwen pom li

my apple her apple

no verbs are conjugated

mwen pale li pale nou pale yo pale

I speak he speaks we speak they speak

Questions

kijan konbyen kilè ki kote kilès kimoun poukisa

how? how many? when? where? which? who? why?

Basic Sentence Structure

subject - verb - object

Verb Tenses

always placed before verb

ap pale te pale t ap pale pral pale ta pale

speaking spoke was speaking going to speak would speak

Mwen pale kreyol.

S

V

O

(I speak creole.)

Irregular Verb

the verb bay changes if followed by a pronoun

ban mwen ban nou ba ou ba li ba yo

give me give us give you give him give them

Haitian Creole

GO.SERVE.LEARN. RETURN.TEACH.

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