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U - u (pronounced ou)
 
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Revision as of 17:49, 28 September 2011

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

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

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

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

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

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

Months

January - Janvier

Febuary - Fevrier

March - Mars

April - Avril

May - Mai

June - Juin

July - Juilltt

August - Aout

September - Septembre (pronounced Sep-tombre)

October - Octobre

November - Novembre (pronounced No-vombre)

December- Decembre (pronounced Day-sombre)

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

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

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

Directions

Taxi

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

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

Lodging

Money

Eating

'Where is a good restaurant?Cote ki anan en bon restaurant?' (pronounced cotay-ki ana eh bon restauruh)

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

Bars

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

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

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

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

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