|an||an, as in animal|
|ch||sh, as in shame|
|dj||as in jam|
|è||eh, as in yet|
|en||as in penny|
|ò||oh (nasal), as in hot|
|on||as in honey|
|ou||as in foot|
|tj||as in catch|
Yes wi! Yes!
Awa, ayayay, wayayay No!
Awa wi! No! (literally, no yes!)
Ou ka alé an siwo la non? Awa.
Are you going to the party? Definitely no!
Gyal li ba y yon gwo pwel, wi.
His girlfriend made him lovesick.
Se bougla tape yon bwile. Awa wi.
They got very drunk. Oh no. Fouti Just, even. It emphasises a negative
I pa sa fouti danse.
He just cannot dance. Woy!, Woyoyoy! Wow!
Wi fout! Oh, gosh!
A bon! Oh good!
Alò So, well O o! Uh oh! Sa w ka di mwen a?
What are you telling me?
Ebeh, mi maji!
Well what nonsense!
Mwen pa le tann bef. mwen ja fè lidé mwen. Mwen pa ka alé pyès koté.
I don’t want to hear anything. I made up my mind. I am not going anywhere. Ki sa? What?
Wi bondyé! Oh god! Oh my god! OMG
Patat! Literally, potato Sakwé tonnè Good grief! Literally sacred thunder!
Sati blè! Sacrebleu!
It is said that King Louis IX of France made taking the Lord’s name in vain an offense punishable by having the tongue branded with a hot iron. To get around that courtiers substituted Bleu, the name of the king’s pet dog, for God (Dieu), leading to Sacré Bleu and Par Bleu. Maman! Mama! Oh my!
Sa ou ka di mwen? What you telling me?
Ebeh mi bagay! Well, look things! Mach! Go away! Scram!
Usually said to dogs
Ay! Aïe! Ow! Ouch!
Ay! Bet la mode mwen.
Ouch! The insect bit me.
Mwen tape sa mwen, bè!
I got mine, hah!
"Higas!" is usually said to egg on a fight.