Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Speaking Belizean Kriol
To speak Kriol, listen to the spoken language. If you can't understand what they are saying, ask the person to slow down and explain the phrases to you. You may find that writing the words or phrases down and repeating them over and over is the best way to learn some of the language.
It would probably be a good idea to learn a few words or phases in Kriol, just for kicks and giggles. Also, it's a great way to make new friends in Belize.
Here are a few words and phrases to get you started:
"Right Now" means "Just a moment"
Aarait - Fine, thanks you.
Haul your rass! - Get the hell out of here!
Stap u rass! - Shut your mouth; stop your foolishness.
Kohn ya! - Come here!
Weh yu nayhn? - What is your name?
Ah nayhn - My name is
Gud maanin - Good morning.
Weh taim yu gat? - What time is it?
Shuck your corn. - Have sex with, as in "I wan shuck your corn." Synonym: " Flip your gizzard."
How much pikni yu got? - How many children do you have?
Mutha fry check. - Idiot.
Jook. - To have sex.
Dat okay. - It's okay.
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