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Seychellois Creole phrasebook

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Seychellois Creole is a language of Seychelles.

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

A - a (pronounced ha) E- e (pronounced hay) I - i (pronounced e) O - o (pronounced oh) U - u (pronounced ou)

Consonants[edit]

B = b sounds like bah ; D = d sounds like dah ; F = f sounds like fff ; G = g sounds like guh ; K = k sounds like kuh ; L = l sounds like lll ; N = n sounds like nnn ; M = m sounds like mmm ; P = p sounds like puh ; R = r sounds like rr ; S = s sounds like sss ; T = t sounds like tuh ; V = v sounds like vvv ; W = w sounds like wra ; Y = y sounds like i in ink ; Z = z sounds like zzz ;

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics[edit]

Goodmorning 
"Bonzour"
Goodnight 
"Bonswar"
Hello. 
. "Allo"
How are you? 
"Koman sava?"
Fine, thank you. 
"Byen mersi, oumenm?"
What is your name? 
"Ki mannyer ou apele?"
My name is [name] . 
"Mon apel [name]"
Nice to meet you. [Pleasure] 
"Plezir"
Please. 
"Silvouple" Silvouple is pronounced Seelvooplay
Thank you. 
"Mersi"
Yes. 
"Wi"
No. 
"Non"
Excuse me. 
"Eskiz mon" Mon is pronounced bluntly, not as mohnn
I'm sorry. 
"Pardon" Pardon is pronounced bluntly, not as pardohnn
Goodbye 
"Orevwar"
Goodbye (informal) 
"Bye"
I can't speak [name of language] [well]. 
"Mon pa kapab koz [name of language][byen]"
Do you speak English? 
"Eski ou koz Angle?" Angle (English) is pronounced as Anglay
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
"Eski i annan en dimounn la ki koz Angle?"
Help! 
"Ed mwan!"
Look out! 
"Atansyon!"
Have a good evening. 
"Pas en bon sware." Sware is pronounced swaray
I don't understand. 
"Mon pa konpran"
Where is the toilet? 
? "Oli toilet?"
What's up? 
"Ki dil?"
What are you doing? 
"Ki ou pe fer?"
Okay
"O.K"
Why? 
"Akoz?"
What? 
"Kwa?"
Who? 
"Lekel?"
Where? 
"Oli?"
When? 
"Kan" Kan is pronounced bluntly, not as Kahnn
Wait for me. 
"Esper mon"
How much is this? 
"Konbyen sa?"
Hospital 
"Lopital"
Hotel
"Lotel"
I'm sick 
"Mon malad"
I got hurt 
"Monn ganny blese" Blese is pronounced blaysay
Don't touch me! : "Pa tous mon!" Tous is pronounced Toos
I'm lost. 
"Monn perdi."
I don't want that. 
"Mon pa le sa." Le is pronounced Lay

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

Enn
De
Trwa
Kat
Senk
Sis
Set
Wit
Nef
10 
Dis
20 
Ven
50 
Senkant
100 
San
200 
Desan
500 
Senksan

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

midday - midi pronounced mee jee ; one o'clock - en er(pronounced as anne air); two o'clock - dez er (pronounced as days air); three o'clock - trwaz er(as in Trois heure); four o'clock - kat er(pronounced as cat were) ; five o'clock - senk er(pronounced as sank air); six o'clock - siz er(pronounced as seas air); seven o'clock - set er (pronounced sayt air); eight o'clock - wit er ( pronounced as weet air); nine o'clock - nef er (pronounced knave air); ten o'clock - dis er (pronounced jeez air); eleven o'clock - onz er(pronounced onzair); midnight - minwi (pronounced mean wee);


bomaten - morning pronounced beau-mah-ten (blunt n); apremidi - afternoon pronounced ah-pray-me-dee ; aswar - night pronounced ass-waar ; lanwit - night time pronounced la-nou-hit ; lizour - daytime pronounced lee-zoor ; gran maten - early morning pronounced gran-mah-ten(blunt n)

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Lendi 
Monday
Mardi 
Tuesday
Merkredi 
wednesday
Zedi 
Thursday
Vandredi 
Friday
Sanmdi 
Saturday
Dimans 
Sunday

Months[edit]

January - Zanvye

February - Fevriye

March - Mars

April - Avril

May - Me

June - Zen

July - Zilyet

August - Out

September - Septanm (pronounced Sep-tombre)

October - Oktob

November - Novanm (pronounced No-vombre)

December- Desanm (pronounced Day-sombre)

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

rouz - red prounounced as woo ooze ; blan - white as in blunt, the n is silent ; ver - green pronounced as vair ; ble - blue as in blay ; zonn - yellow pronounced as zohn ; nwar - black pronounces as nou argh ; gri - brown pronounced as gwir ; somon - pink prononced as so mon with a silent n ; zoranz - orange pronounced as zowanz

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

'Where is the bus stop?' 'Oli bus stop?'

'Which bus goes to....?Ki bis ki al......?' ('bus' pronounced almost like 'bis')

Directions[edit]

est - east ; ouast - west ; nor - north ; sid - south ;

Taxi[edit]

'I want to go to....Mon le ale....' (pronounced mo-lay-al)

'How much is it to.....Konbyen pou al.....' (pronounced com-ye pu-allay)

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

'Where is a good restaurant?Kote ki annan en bon restoran?' (pronounced cotay-ki ana eh bon restauruh)

'What restaurant would you recommend?Ki restoran ou rekomande?' (restaurant pronounced as 'restauruh' and recomande as rekomanday)

Bars[edit]

'Where is the ........ bar?' 'Oli bar ......?' (you'd insert the name of the bar)

'Is there a local bar?' 'I anan en bar lokal?' (pronounced ee-ana eh bar lokal)

'Where is it?' 'Kote i ete?' (pronounced cotay-yetay)

Shopping[edit]

laboutik - shop Mon pe al laboutik - I am going to the shop

Driving[edit]

Cars drive on the left side of the road. Bus seem to have the right of away most of the time. Try not to get in its way.

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

{Go there - they virtually all speak English!}

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