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Learn Haitian Creole

Creoles evolve out of pidgin languages (simplified languages) but have been adopted by the next generation as their native language. Haitian Creole has a vocabulary stemming mostly from French. The grammar may be simplified and altered to the point of being quite different to the parent language.§

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Haiti

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Fun facts about Haitian Creole

The phrase 'è poul va fè dan' - when hens grow teeth - means 'never'!

If someone is acting in a silly manner, you can say that they 'voye flè' - throw flowers.

The way to get around in Haiti is by the buses called 'tap taps' which literally means 'quick quicks'.

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