Welcome to the fifth Haitian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Haitian to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Haitian|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] pitit gason'm se yon elèv
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] pitit fi'l son elèv
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] li gen yon frè wotè
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] li gen yon sè wo
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] frè'l yo jen
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] sè'l yo jèn
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Haitian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Haitian|
|What do you mean? ki sa ou vle di?|
|I don't understand mwen pa konpran|
|I don't know mwen pa konen|
|What is that called in Haitian? komen yo di sa'a en kreyol|
|What is this? sa sa'a ye|
|What does that word mean in English? sa mo sa'a vle di en engle|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) padon|
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