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July 8, 2020


manners » lizay

Children nowadays have no manners.

Alèkile timoun pa gen lizay.

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Haitian Proverbs » Pawòl Granmoun

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Haitian Creole

English

Bat chen an, tann mèt li.

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Beat the dog, but wait for its master.

Byen mal pa lanmò.

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Not well is not death.

Byen prese pa rive.

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In a hurry will not arrive.

Byen pre pa lakay.

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Being close does not mean you are home.

Dictionary » Diksyonè

Haitian Creole

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gradoub

Po li gradoub lè ou manyen li.

rough (Adjective)

His skin is rough when you touch it.

sanba

Jean Claude Martineau se yon gran sanba.

poet

Jean Claude Martineau is a great poet.

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