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Purely Dominica

Purely Dominica

Dominica’s history left behind many types influences which Dominicans are still using to this date. one of these influences is the Antillean Creole, which a mixture of French and English combined with West African speech patterns. Creole has been in the Caribbean region since the 17th century, although English is known as the island’s official language.

If you’re just visiting Dominica island (welcome 🙂 ), there is a very good chance you might come across someone speaking Creole as you travel around the island. Here are some common Creole phrases and words you can try too.

1. Sa ka fete? – How are you?
2. Bon Jou – Good Day
3. Bon apwé midi – Good Afternoon
4. Bon Swe – Good Evening
5. Misysé – Sir
6. Madanm – Madam
7. Sa ki non w? – What is your name?
8. Non mwen se – My name is…
9. Jodi sé yon bél jou – Today is a beautiful day
10. ki sa ou vlé? – What do you want?
11. Mon vl̩ yon bw̩ РI want a drink
12. Kouma pou sa – How mush is it?
13. Oti pwivi la? – Where is the toilet?
14. Més – Thank you
15. Ovwa – Goodbye

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