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'''Creole of Guinea-Bissau''' is the main language of [[Guinea-Bissau]]
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'''Creole of Guinea-Bissau''' is the main language of [[Guinea-Bissau]]. It is based on portuguese and local african languages. The grammar is very simple, but the lack of an official orthography makes written creole complicated, as it is spelled differently in every text.
  
 
==Pronunciation guide==
 
==Pronunciation guide==

Revision as of 23:54, 12 December 2007

Creole of Guinea-Bissau is the main language of Guinea-Bissau. It is based on portuguese and local african languages. The grammar is very simple, but the lack of an official orthography makes written creole complicated, as it is spelled differently in every text.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Bon dia, boa tarde, boa noite. ( )
Hello. (informal
Kuma? ( )
How are you? 
Kuma ku bu sta? ( ?)
How are you? 
I kuma? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
Sta bom, obrigado. ( )
What is your name? 
Kuma ku bu nome? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
Nha nome i ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
Obrigado. ( )
You're welcome. 
Nada. ( )
Yes. 
Si. ( )
No. 
Não. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Skulpa. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Skulpa. ( )
Goodbye 
tchau. ( )
Goodbye (informal
Na bai. ( )
I can't speak creole [well]. 
N ka ta papia kriol [bem]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Bu ta papia inglés? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Alguem li ta papia inglés? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Bon dia. ( )
How have you slept? 
Kuma ku bu mansi?
Good afternoon. 
Boa tarde. ( )
Good night. 
Boa noite. ( )
Good night (to sleep
Boa noite. ( )
I don't understand. 
N ka persibi. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Nunde i kasa de banho? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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