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Seychellois Creole phrasebook

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'''Seychellois Creole ''' is a language of [[CountrySeychelles]].
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==Pronunciation guide==
===Vowels===
A - a (pronounced ha)
E- e (pronounced hay)
I - i (pronounced e)
O - o (pronounced oh)
U - u (pronounced ou)
===Consonants===
B = b sounds like bah ;
D = d sounds like dah ;
F = f sounds like fff ;
G = g sounds like guh ;
K = k sounds like kuh ;
L = l sounds like lll ;
N = n sounds like nnn ;
M = m sounds like mmm ;
P = p sounds like puh ;
R = r sounds like rr ;
S = s sounds like sss ;
T = t sounds like tuh ;
V = v sounds like vvv ;
W = w sounds like wra ;
Y = y sounds like i in ink ;
Z = z sounds like zzz ;
===Common diphthongs===
==Phrase list==
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===Basics===
; Hello. Goodmorning : "Bonzour"; Goodnight : . ('' '')"Bonswar"; Hello. (''informal'') : . ('' '')"Allo"; How are you? : "Komansava? (''Komontallevu?'')"; Fine, thank you. : . ('' '') "Byen mersi, oumenm?"; What is your name? : "Ki mannyer ou apele? (''Komontaple?'')"; My name is ______ [name] . : ______ . ('' _____ .'')"Mon apel [name]"; Nice to meet you. [Pleasure] : . ('' '')"Plezir"; Please. : . (''Silvuple'')"Silvouple" Silvouple is pronounced Seelvooplay; Thank you. : . ('' "Mersi''); You're welcome. : . ('' '')"; Yes. : . (''Wii '')"Wi"; No. : . (''No'')"Non"; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') : . ('' ''); Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') : . ('' '')"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 (''Parlayvu English) is pronounced as Anglay?''); Is there someone here who speaks English? : "Eski i annan en dimounn la ki koz Angle? (''Ki parlay Anglay?'')"; Help! : "Ed mwan! ('' !'')"; Look out! : "Atansyon! (''Attant!'')"; Good dayHave a good evening. : "Pas en bon sware. (" Sware is pronounced swaray; I don''Bon zoor'')t understand. : "Mon pa konpran"; Good evening. Where is the toilet? : . (? "Oli toilet?"; What''Bon Swar'')s up? : "Ki dil?"; What are you doing? : "Ki ou pe fer?"; Good nightOkay: "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'Bon Nuwee'')t touch me! : "Pa tous mon!" Tous is pronounced Toos; Good night (I''to sleep'') m lost. : "Monn perdi. ('' '')"; I don't understandwant that. : "Mon pa le sa. (''Non comprand''); Where " Le is the toilet? : ? (''Oui e latwalet?'')pronounced Lay
===Problems===
===Numbers===
;1 : UnEnn;2 : deuxDe;3 : Trwa;4 : Kat;5 : cenqSenk;6 : Sis;7 : Set;8 : Wit;9 : Nef;10 : dixDis;20 : vennVen;50 : cenqkantSenkant;100 : sontSan;200 : desontDesan;500 : cenqsontSenksan
===Time===
====Clock time====
'''midday''' - midi pronounced mee jee ;
'''one o'clock''' - ener(pronounced as anne air);
'''two o'clock''' - dez er (pronounced as days air);
'''three o'clock''' - trwazer(as in Trois heure);
'''four o'clock''' - katwer(pronounced as cat were) ;
'''five o'clock''' - senker(pronounced as sank air);
'''six o'clock''' - sizer(pronounced as seas air);
'''seven o'clock''' - set er (pronounced sayt air);
'''eight o'clock''' - wit er ( pronounced as weet air);
'''nine o'clock''' - nef er (pronounced knave air);
'''ten o'clock''' - dis er (pronounced jeez air);
'''eleven o'clock''' - onz er(pronounced onzair);
'''midnight''' - minwi (pronounced mean wee);
 
 
bomaten - morning pronounced beau-mah-ten (blunt n);
apremidi - afternoon pronounced ah-pray-me-dee ;
aswar - night pronounced ass-waar ;
lanwit - night time pronounced la-nou-hit ;
lizour - daytime pronounced lee-zoor ;
gran maten - early morning pronounced gran-mah-ten(blunt n)
====Duration====
====Months====
'''January''' - Zanvye
 
'''Febuary''' - Fevriye
 
'''March''' - Mars
 
'''April''' - Avril
 
'''May''' - Me
 
'''June''' - Zen
 
'''July''' - Zilyet
 
'''August''' - Out
 
'''September''' - Septanm (pronounced Sep-tombre)
 
'''October''' - Oktob
 
'''November''' - Novanm (pronounced No-vombre)
'''December'''- Desanm (pronounced Day-sombre) ====Writing time and date====
===Colors===
rouz - red prounounced as woo ooze ;
blan - white as in blunt, the n is silent ;
ver - green pronounced as vair ;
ble - blue as in blay ;
zonn - yellow pronounced as zohn ;
nwar - black pronounces as nou argh ;
gwri - brown pronounced as gwir ;
somon - pink prononced as so mon with a silent n ;
owranz - orange pronounced as owanz
===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====
est - east ;
ouast - west ;
nor - north ;
sid - south ;
====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===
===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===
laboutik - shop
Mon pe al laboutik - I am going to the shop
===Driving===
Cars drive on the left side of the road. Bus seem to have the right away most of the time. Try not to get in its way.
===Authority===
{Go there - they virtually all speak English!}
 
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