Haitian Creole/Basic Vocabulary
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These are the personal pronouns. They are the same ones for both subjects and objects; that is to say, there is no distinction between I and me, for example.
|First person||mwen or m||nou or n|
|Second person||ou or w|
|Third person||li,l or i||yo or y|
- The word li/l can mean he, she or it. i is commonly used in the Northern part of Haiti
- There are short and long forms of each pronoun. They are synonymous, but there are circumstances when one is preferred over the other.
Some more vocabulary:
|fè||to do, to make|
|kite||to leave, to let (someone do something)|
|gen, genyen||to have, there is/are|
|rele||to call, to name (something or someone). Used when asking what someone's name is: Kijan ou rele?: (literally) How are you called?|
- Note: Verbs don't conjugate.
|kreyòl ayisyen||Haitian Creole|
- Note: There is no way to make nouns plural without a definite article, which will be taught in a later lesson, or the word kèk, meaning "some".
- *Manje can mean either "food" or "eat".
|kèk||some. This noun indicates that the following noun is plural.|
- Note: Most adjectives go after the noun they modify. Yon, anpil and kèk are exceptions.
- *This can also be an adverb
- **This can also be a pronoun, meaning "this" or "that".
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