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August 4, 2020


cudgel » kokomakak

Medam yo bat kadejakè a ak yon kokomakak.

The women beat the rapist with a cudgel.

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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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kokomakak

The woman beat the rapist with a cudgel.

cudgel

Medam yo bat kadejakè a ak yon kokomakak.

chagren

Mwen chagren, mwen vle ale lakay mwen.

homesick

I'm homesick, I want to go home.

wondondon

Li tèlman wondondon li fè m fou!

stubborn

He's so stubborn he drives me crazy!

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