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:
|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:
|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:
|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.
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!
|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|
|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.
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