Dòmi nan zye m – Sleep is in my eyes… I’M SLEEPY!
Bò bounda – buttock (side of rear)
Bò kòt – alongside
Bò kote – beside/next to, by, towards
Bò lanmè – seashore
Bò rivyè – bank (by the river)
brighten, bright, beautiful, radiant.
DEPLASE- to move from current address
FÈY- leaves (spinach, tea leaves, greens; etc).
M bezwen manje plis fèy m fè animi.
I need to eat more greens. I’m anemic.
GADE vs CHÈCHE vs SANBLE
GADE: to look, look at, to watch
CHÈCHE: to look for, to fetch
SANBLE: looks like, look alike, resemble
ISIT vs ISIT LA
ISIT- here/general vicinity
ISIT LA- right here/present
KE vs KI vs SA-
KE- that: when it is not the subject, SA or definite article, SA
I think THAT you want to see me – M panse ke w vle wè m
KI- what: when followed by subject
What food- KI manje
SA- that: as subject and definite article
M pa vle sa- I don’t want that
Tifi sa- that little girl
KITE vs KENBE
KITE- leave, to let/allow
KITE sa- leave that
KENBE sa- hold onto that
KITE L ALE- let her go
ANN ALE- let’s go
MADANM vs MADAM-
MADANM- wife, lady
MADAM- Mrs, ma’am (French)
MANKE- to miss By ALMOST not doing something.
Mwen MANKE fwape w- I almost hit you
Mwen SONJE W- I remember (miss) you
MENM vs DITOU- AT ALL
(menm also means SAME).
NÈF vs NOUVOU
NÈF- brand new
A brand new, unused item.
NOUVOU- new to you
A used car isn’t brand new but it’s “your” new car.
NI- either, nor, neither
OUVRI vs DEBOUCHE and WETE/RETIRE- can all be used for taking a lid off a jar.
PITO- (rather) can also mean instead.
Banm sa pito. – Give me that instead/rather
SANTI – feel like
This feels better- sa a pi byen (no need to say FEELS here)
Li pi bon- it’s better