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Wi an kreyol non an kreyol
Vini jwenn mwen oubyen vini
Makomè and Monkonpè are terms that mean “my good friend” in Creole. Makomè is for ladies. Monkonpè is for men.
Oh bondye oubyen oh papa bondye
Eske ayiti gen sekirite pou moun lap misyonè
Most mission teams depend on private security from their host organization. If a trip has good planning, then security will be a very minor concern.
Eske ayiti bon — Haiti is a under developed country and lacks the emergency services that residents of the United States enjoy. Crime is a concern in some areas, but not a series problem when working with competent local organizations. The majority of Haitian people are very kind and hospitable.
Vagabon is a word in Haitian Creole that means scoundrel or selfish person of without morals. This is a common bad word to tease friends or gossip about enemies.
Alez is a a very broad word for comfortable. It generally means I’m good or I’m ok with in this situation. It’s one way to respond when people ask how are you in creole.
Bèl tifi kreyol kijan ou rele
Oh ou vrèman bèl
Koupe oubyen konyen
Bonn fèt drapò