Saturday, June 2, 2012

LANGUAGE PROBLEMS / PWOBLÈM LANG (Vocabulary)


LANGUAGE PROBLEMS / PWOBLÈM LANG


I don’t speak Haitian Creole. M pa pale kreyòl.
I speak only a little  M pale sèlman yon ti kras
Haitian Creole. kreyòl.
Please speak slowly. Souple, pale dousman.
Please speak louder. Tanpri, pale pi fò.
I need the interpreter. M bezwen entèprèt la.
I don’t understand. M pa konprann.
What did you say? (Ki)sa ou di?
Repeat, please. Repete, souple.
Again, please. Ankò, souple.
You understand?   Ou konprann?
You hear? Ou tande?
Listen. Koute, wi.
Tell me . . .  Di mwen, non, . . .
Don’t explain too much, please; Pa esplike m twòp, souple;
answer by “yes” or “no.” reponn “wi” oubyen “non.”

Kreyòl pale, kreyòl konprann.
Creole talks, Creole understands.
(Creole is the language for honest, straightforward talk.)

TIME / LÈ


When? / Since when? (A) ki lè? / Depi ki lè?
For how long? / Pou konben tan? /
How long ago? Gen konben tan?
Yesterday. / Today. / Tomorrow. Yè. / Jòdi a. / Denmen.
This very day. Jòdi a menm.
Now. / Right away. / Soon. Kounyeya. / Touswit. / Talè.
An hour. / A day. /  Inè dtan. / Yon jou. /
A week. Yon senmenn.
A month. / A year. Yon mwa. / Ennan.
Always. / Often. / Never. Toujou. / Souvan. / Janmè.
Each day. / Each month. Chak jou. / Chak mwa.
How many times? / How often? Konben fwa?
Is this the first time? Se premye fwa?
One time. / Two times. /  Yon fwa. / De fwa. /
Several times. / Many times. Plizyè fwa. / Anpil fwa.
All the time. Toutan.
Two hours ago. /  Gen de zè dtan. /
Three days ago. Gen twa jou.
Four weeks ago. /  Gen kat senmenn. /
Five months ago. Gen senk mwa.
A long time ago. Gen lontan.
How many days since . . . ? Depi konben jou . . . ?
Since this morning. /  Depi maten an. /
Since last night. Depi yè swa.
For the past six hours approximately. Depi sizè detan konsa




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Bryant C. Freeman, Ph.D.,

(c) Haitian-English Medical Phraseology

1 comment:

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