Haitian Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Haitian. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Haitian.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Haitian conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Haitian
I speak English
mwen pale angle
you speak French
ou pale franse
he speaks German
li pale alamn
she speaks Italian
li pale italyen
we speak Arabic
nou pale arab
they speak Chinese
yo pale chinwa

The past tense in Haitian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Haitian
I visited France
mwen te vizite lafrans
you visited Italy
ou te vizite peyi itali
he visited Morocco
li te vizite maròk
she visited China
li te vizite lachin
we visited Mexico
nou te vizite meksik
they visited Kenya
yo te vizite kenya

The future tense in Haitian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Haitian
I will drink milk
mwen pral bwè lèt
you will drink coffee
ou vle bwè kafe
he will drink tea
li pral bwè te
she will drink water
li pral bwè dlo
we will drink apple juice
nou pral bwè ji pòm
they will drink tea
yo pral bwè te

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear
zòrèy
eye
eye
je
mouth
mouth
bouch
nose
nose
nen
hair
hair
cheve
face
face
figi
head
head
tèt
heart
heart
hand
hand
men
fingers
fingers
dwèt
leg
leg
jamn
feet
feet
pye

Travel Phrases in Haitian

Imagine yourself in some Haitian speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Haitian
Can you help me?
es'ke ou ka ede'm
Can I help you?
es'ke mwen ka ede'w
Where is the airport?
ki kote ayeopò'a ye?
Go straight
ale dwat
Then
epi
Turn left
vire agoch
Turn right
vire adwat

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Haitian was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Haitian Vocabulary   Haitian Vocabulary

Haitian Audio   Haitian Audio



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