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

Revision as of 09:48, 9 September 2010

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.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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

Goodmorning 
"Bonzour"
Goodnight 
"Bonswar"
Hello. 
. "Allo"
How are you? 
"Komansava?"
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

Numbers

Un
deux
cenq
10 
dix
20 
venn
50 
cenqkant
100 
sont
200 
desont
500 
cenqsont

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

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

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

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