PRONUNCIATION KEY:
an   an, as in animal
ch   sh, as in shame
dj   as in jam
é   ay
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
Letís take a look at the weather.
Annou gadé tan-an.

Vocabulary

sun sòley rain lapli lightning zéklè
sunrise solèy lévé clouds nwaj thunder lowaj
sunset solèy ka désann rain clouds bouden blé wind van
moon lalin rainbow lakansyèl breeze bwizvan
moonlight klèté lalin heavy shower gwo gwen lapli hurricane koul van,
koul tan, siklonn
Carême,
dry season
kawenm weather forecast/
report
nouvèl tan-la
rainy season livennaj ground swell wad mawé


Howís the weather?
Kouman tan-an yé jòdi-a?, Ki kalté tan zò ni jòdi-a?
It is…       I ka fè…
Itís hot       I ka fè cho
Itís cold       I ka fè fwèt
Itís freezing       I ka fe fwèt, fwèt, fwèt
It is clear       I ka fè klè
It is windy       I ka vanté, Van ka vanté
It is overcast       I ka fè nwè
Itís cool       I koul, I fwé It is dry       I chès It is wet       I mouyé, Tan-la mouyé It is raining       Lapi ka tonbé
Itís drizzling       Lapli ka wouziné
Itís pouring       Lapli-a ka pézé
It has stopped raining       Lapli fini tonbé
It is cloudy       I ni nwaj It is breezy       I ni yon ti bwizvan The weather is fine       I ka fè botan It is raining       Lapi ka tonbé
Itís pouring       Lapli-a ka pézé
It has stopped raining       Lapli fini tonbé
Itís fine       I ka fè byen
Fine weather       Bèl botan
The sun is shining/It is sunny       Sòley ka kléwé
Bad weather       Mové tan
The weather is bad       Tan-a mové
The weather is getting bad, rain clouds are gathering       Tan-an ka mawé
A break, a moment of calm       Lanbéli
The sea is calm       Lanmè-a plat
The sea is rough       Lanmè-a mové

Kwéyòl Proverbs
Lè zanndoli wè lapli sé lè i kíay fè kay li.
When the lizard sees the rain, it is when he goes to build its house.
People who wait on the last minute to prepare.
Sa ki ni kako an sòlèy, ka véyé lapli.
The person who has cocoa beans drying out in the sun is always looking out for rain.