Creole Grammar

The Creole grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Creole and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: epi Under: anba'l
Before: anvan'l After: apre'l
Inside: andedan Outside: deyò
With: ak But: men
For: pou From: nan
To: In: nan


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: ki sa? Who?: ki moun?
How?: ki jan? Why?: poukisa?
Where?: ki kote?

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: pa janm Rarely: rarman
Sometimes: pafwa Usually: anjeneral
Always: toujou Very: anpil


Most commonly used pronouns in Creole:

I: mwen menm You: ou menm
He: li menm She: li menm
We: nou menm They: yo meam

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: mwen Your: ou
His: li Her: li
Our: nou Their: yo

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: mwen pale angle
You speak French: ou pale franse
He speaks German: li pale alamn
She speaks Italian: li pale italyen
I visited France: mwen te vizite lafrans
I will drink milk: mwen pral bwè lèt


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: mwen konprann ou
I don't understand you: mwen pa konprann ou
I don't speak French: mwen pa pale franse
This is my house: sa'a se kay mwen
That restaurant is far: restoran sa'a byen lwen
No problem: pa gen okenn pwoblèm

The above Creole grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Creole vocabulary to obtain some popular Creole phrases.

Creole Phrases

Creole Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.