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January 2, 2021


ancestors » zansèt

My ancestors come from Africa.

Zansèt mwen yo soti Lafrik.

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Yon Sourit, yon Krapo, ak yon Malfini: Haitian Creole translation of Aesop’s The Mouse, The Frog, and the Hawk

This is an adaptation of The Frog, and House, and the Hawk Vwala se yon Sourit ki te toujou rete sou tè, epi mal chans pou li, li te vin nan kòkòday ak yon Krapo ki te pase prèske tout tan li nan dlo. Yon jou, nan fè kòken, Krapo a te mare pye sourit […]

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The Father of Haitian Letters

On Sunday, April 12th, in the small Haitian village of Ravine-Sèche, Franck Étienne was born. It was the year 1936, just two years after the withdrawal of the United States’ occupation forces, and a period of growing national stability for the island nation. By the age of ten, Étienne had seen two democratic presidencies and the […]

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Yon Chòvsourit ak de Mangous : Translation of Aesop’s The Bat and the Weasels in Haitian Creole

Here is another fable from our collection. This one is from Aesop’s Fables: The Bat and the Weasels. Since we are not familiar with weasels in Haiti, we changed it to mongoose. It is an animal found in Haitian wildlife that looks very much like the weasel. Men yon lòt ti kont nan koleksyon nou […]

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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.

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zansèt

Zansèt mwen yo soti Lafrik.

ancestors

My ancestors come from Africa.

trapde

Teknisyen an ranje òdinatè a trapde.

in a jifty

The technician repaired the computer in a jifty.

chabrak

Te gen anpil gwo chabrak nan fèt la.

influential person

There were a lot of influential people at the party.

lanvè

Li vire chemiz li lanvè.

inside out

He turned his shirt inside out.

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