Learning the Lingo

One of the most important things to do before going to a new country is trying to understand some basic phrases in the native language.

In Seychelles, that happens to be Creole. The following is a list of words that may be useful to the adventurous traveler.

Good morning
Bonzour

Goodnight
Bonswar

Hello
‘Allo

Do you speak English?
Ou kapab koz angle?

My name is
Mon apel

How are you?
Komman sava?

Fine, thank you. You?
Byen mersi, oumenm?

What is your name?
Ki mannyer ou apele?

Can you speak more slowly?
Koz pli dousman silvouple

Where can I find a bus/taxi?
Kote mon kapab pran en bis/taxi?

Can you take me to the airport please?
Amenn mwan kot airport silvouple

Excuse me.
Eskiz mwan

Where can I get something to eat?
Kote mon kapab rod en manze?

Please.
Silvouple

Yes.
Wi

No.
Non

I’m sorry.
Pardon

How much does this cost?
Konbyen I koute?

Do you take credit cards?
Mon kapab servi kart Kredi pou peye?

Where is the nearest bathroom?
Kote toilet pli pre I ete?

Goodbye.
Orevwar

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