Welcome to the sixth Haitian lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Haitian to help you practice your daily phrases.
|Cardinal and Ordinal - Haitian|
|once yon fwa|
|twice de fwa|
|seventy one swasan onz|
|one hundred san|
Haitian cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Haitian. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Haitian|
|I have three dogs|
[number + noun] mwen genyen twa chen
|my daughter has two cats|
[number + noun] pitit fi'm gen de chat
|she speaks seven languages|
[verb + number] li pale sèt lang
|my brother has one son|
[number + singular noun] frè m 'lan gen yon sèl pitit gason
|this is my second lesson|
[ordinal number + noun] sa's se dezyèm leson'm
|did you read the third book?|
[ordinal number + noun] ou te li twazyèm liv lan?
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Haitian|
|Where are you from? kote'w soti|
|I'm from the U.S mwen soti o zeta zuni|
|I'm American mwen se ameriken|
|Where do you live? kote ou rete|
|I live in the U.S mwen ap viv o zeta zuni|
|What do you do for a living? kisa ou fe kom travay|
|I'm a student mwen se yon elèv|
Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Haitian? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have homepage. You can now check the next lesson below.
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