Creole Phrases

The Creole phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: allo
What is your name?: ki gen ou rele?
Nice to meet you: se te on plezi
How are you?: ki gen ou ye?
I'm good, thanks: m'bien, mesi
And you?: et ou mem?


Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Creole)?: es'ke ou pale engle/kreyol
Does she speak Chinese?: èske li pale chinwa?
A little bit: on ti kal
How old are you?: ki lag ou
I'm 33 years old: mwen gen trant twa zan
It was nice talking to you: se te yon plezi pale avec ou

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ki sa ou vle di?
I don't understand: mwen pa konpran
I don't know: mwen pa konen
Sorry: padon
What is that called in Creole?: komen yo di sa'a en kreyol
What does that word mean in English?: sa mo sa'a vle di en engle


More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: kote'w soti
I'm from the U.S: mwen soti o zeta zuni
I'm American: mwen se ameriken
Where do you live?: kote ou rete
I live in the U.S: mwen ap viv o zeta zuni
What do you do for a living?: kisa ou fe kom travay
I'm a student: mwen se yon elèv

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: es'ke mwen ka ede'w
Can you help me?: es'ke ou ka ede'm
Where is the airport?: ki kote ayeopò'a ye?
Go straight: ale dwat
Then: epi
Turn left: vire agoch
Turn right: vire adwat


Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Creole in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: bonne fet
Happy new year: bonne ane
Merry Christmas: joyeux noel
Good luck: bonne chanse
Congratulations: konplimen

Creole expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: mwen gen on rezevasion cham
Do you have rooms available?: es'ke ou gen'yen yon cham vid?
I would like a non-smoking room: mwen ta remen on cham kote moun pa fimen la dan
How much it costs per night?: konbien chak swa
Waiter: gacon
How much is this?: konbien sa'a koute
What is this?: sa sa'a ye

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: es'ke ou bien
I need a doctor: mwen beswen on docte
Help: ede'm
Call the ambulance: rele ambulans
Call the police: rele la polis
I am sick: mwen santi ke mwen malad

These Creole phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Creole Vocabulary and Creole Grammar, you might want to visit our Creole Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Creole Vocabulary

Creole Grammar


Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Creole phrases.