Sranan phrasebook

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Sranantongo goes by many other names. Sranantongo may be the most common, however, you will also find these descriptoins also:

1. "Sranan Tongo" (the other form)

2. Nengre

3. Taki-Taki (but rude)

4. Surinaams

5. Sranang

6. Surinamese

Sranan Phrasebook

Fa waka? - What's up? Literally: how's (your) walk

Fa go? - How are you? Literally: how's (it) going?

Fa yu tan? - How are you?

Ali sunny bun? - (is) everything well?

Mi lubi dati! - I love that!

Mi sorri! - I'm sorry!

Omeni wan? - How much is one? (What's the price?)

Mi gwa! - I'm leaving

Mi go na oso - I'm going home

Mi go na winkri - I'm going to the store

Useful Links to Study Sranantongo

A Wikitravel guide: (but little info)

Sranan Top WordList

Websters Sranan Online Dictionary

Sranan Verb Usage Lookup Tool

Most useful guide I found:

Best Sranan Site - But a little too over complicated

Sranan info in Dutch

For Practice with the Language: Wikipedia recently added a Sranantongo version of their website.


All sources from: and from living in the country of Suriname for over four years. My wife is also a native born Surinamese.