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October 20, 2020


ravish » fè dappiyanp

The bandits ravished the young girl.

Bandi yo fè dappiyanp sou jenn fi a.

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Manzè Peng ak Tonton Bonkè

De (2) mo souple Two Villages, oswa 2 Bouk an kreyòl, se yon kont popilè nan peyi Botswana, nan zòn Sid Lafrik. Kont sa a montre nou enpòtans pou travay ansanm, pataje konesans, chanjman, devlopman, ak sakrifis. Kont orijinal la gen de (2) mesye ki konn fè chèz. Youn rele Rra Sephiri (ki vle di […]

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Dessalines Day: Celebrating One of Haiti’s Founding Fathers

Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first emperor of a free Haiti, was assassinated on October 17th, 1806. Every year since, on that very same day, the people of Haiti gather to celebrate the life and accomplishments of one of the most instrumental leaders of the Haitian revolution.   Jean-Jacques Dessalines was born into slavery as Jean-Jacques Duclos […]

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Krik? Krak! : Haitian Storytelling

The warm winds of summer are on their way out as September brings in those chilly autumn breezes. For myself and many others, the crisp air calls to mind those end of summer gatherings with friends or family, huddled around a campfire for warmth, telling jokes and tall tales (or my personal favorite: riddles) while roasting marshmallows […]

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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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kòkòwòs

Kòkòwòs yon moun gen 22 zo.

cranium

The human cranium has 22 bones.

dangoye

Se dangoye n ap dangoye pou n pa mouri.

struggle

We are struggling to stay alive.

bòlèt

Mwen refize enskri pitit mwen nan lekòl bòlè sa a.

mediocre

I refuse to enroll my children in that mediocre school.

nimerik

Papa m fè m kado yon aparèy foto nimerik pou fèt mwen.

digital

My father gave me a digital camera for my birthday.

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