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October 13, 2021

Word » Pawòl

His word are worthless.

Pawòl li pa gen valè.

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Haitian Proverbs » Pawòl Granmoun

More » Plis

Haitian Creole


Bat chen an, tann mèt li.


Beat the dog, but wait for its master.

Byen mal pa lanmò.


Not well is not death.

Byen prese pa rive.


In a hurry will not arrive.

Byen pre pa lakay.


Being close does not mean you are home.

Dictionary » Diksyonè

Haitian Creole



lang (Non)

Lang jiraf yo long.

tongue (Noun)

Giraffes have a long tongue.


Depi nan ginen, nèg renmen nèg.


Black people have love each other since Africa


Mwen kanpe abònman mwen ak jounal la.


I cancelled my subscription with the newspaper.

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