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Creole phrasebook

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Creole is the main language of Guinea Bissau.

Creole of Guinea-Bissau is the main language of Guinea-Bissau

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
Bon dia, boa tarde, boa noite. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
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. ( )
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? ( ?)

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Time

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Duration

Days

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Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

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Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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