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Simple present tense[edit]

Haitian has no conjugation per se, instead it uses tense markers. Tihs means, regardless of who is speaking or being addressed, the verb itself never changes. While there is no specific structural requirements to the formation of a verb, in its present tense most verbs appear as phonetic spellings of frence verbs in their infinitive form.

Like english, simple present tense suffices for both habitual/continuous and singular occurances of an action.


  • sa se zanmi mwen - this is my friend
  • Li dòmi le swa - he sleeps (in the) evenings

Beginning Kreyol