This post was a reader question, but we hope it can help more people.
- Sa se mari mwen — This is my husband
- Sa se pitit gason mwen – This is my son
- Li genyen 24 ane — He is 24 years old
- Bebe mwen genyen 5 mwa — My baby is 5 months old
- Nou genyen 2 ane maryaj — We have been married two years
- Fèt li se fevriye 28 ane 2019 — His birthday is February 28, 2019
- Nou marye nan mwa janvye — We married in January
- Nou lekol — We go to school
- Li jwe foutbòl nan lekol li fè spò lè moun ap kouri — He plays football in school and is on the track team
- Nou marye devan tribunal — We married in the courthouse
- Nou poko genyen maryaj andan legliz — We haven’t married had a church wedding yet
- Nou te marye nan apwè midi — We were married in the afternoon
- Mwen bay bebe tete tankou tout manman ayiti — I breastfeed my baby like all the mothers in Haiti
- Bebe pèse 20 paons — The baby weights 20 pounds
- li vrèman kontan — He is very happy
- Li pa kriye twop — He doesn’t cry too much
- Mwen prale lekol pou ale aprann enfimyè — I’m going to school to be a nurse
- Nou vle genyen plis timoun — We want to have more children
- Bebe komanse ap rale — The baby is starting to crawl
- nou pa genyen tan nou oblije talè nou pral oblije mete Bebe nana dekè — we are very busy, we will soon start he baby in daycare
- Mwen travay tout nan nwit papa Bebe travay nan jounen — I work at night and the baby’s dad works during the day
- Sa se papa mwen li rele john — This is my father, he is named John
- Sa se ti frè mwen — This is my little brother
- Sa se gran sè mwen — This is my big sister
- Sa se pi bon zanmi mwen — This is my best friend
- Sa se manman mwen — This is my mother
- Sa se granmè mwen — This is my grandmother
- granmè mwen tande anglè m’en li refize pale — My grandmother understands English but she refuses to speak it
- granmè sèl pale kreyol — Grandma only speaks Creole
- Depi pitit granmè toujou okipe mwen byen — Since I was a baby she raised me
- Mwen gen fanmi ki toujou ap viv ayiti — I have family who still lives in Haiti
- Ki zone ayiti gramè fèt ,oubyen moun ? — Where was grandma born? Which people?
Original Readers Question
Thank you so much for teaching me phrases for my baby. I have returned to you for more help. My husband and my son will be meeting my Haitian Family members for the first time. There are a few things I would like to learn to prepare for the questions they will ask us.
1. This is my husband.
2. This is my son.
3. He is 24 years old.
4. He is 5 months old.
5. We have been married for 2 years.
6. His birthday is February 28th, 2019.
7. We got married on January 2nd.
8. We met in college.
9. He played football in college. I ran track in college.
10. We got married at the courthouse.
11. We did not have a wedding yet.
12. We will have a wedding soon.
13. I am breastfeeding the baby.
14. The baby weighs 20 pounds.
15. He is a happy baby.
16. He does not cry a lot.
17. I am going to school to be a nurse practitioner.
18. We want to have more children.
19. He is learning how to crawl.
20. We will put the baby in daycare soon.
21. I work over night and his father works during the day.
22. This is my dad his name is John.
23. This is my little brother.
24. This is my big sister.
25. This is my best friend.
26. This is my mother.
27. This is my grandmother.
28. My grandmother understands English but refuses to speak it.
29. My grandmother will only speak Creole.
30. My grandmother raised me as a child.
31. Do we have any family still living in Haiti?
32. What part of Haiti is grandma from?