Hello, how are you?

07:58 Sep 6, 2000
English to Haitian-Creole translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Hello, how are you?
as a greeting
Don Myers

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naBonjou, kijan ou ye?
Marylin Laurent (X)
na"Alo, kouman ou ye?"
na« Bonjou, Ki jan ou ye ?



2 hrs
« Bonjou, Ki jan ou ye ?

This would be a common,general and classic greeting corresponding to the English "Hello how are you?" sentence you proposed. An even more informal greeting used by long-time friend I have heard is: "Alo, ki ti nouvel ou"?

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Haitian native

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3 hrs
"Alo, kouman ou ye?"

This would be most polite way to say it. Another translation could be: "Alo, sak pase?" This would, of course, be used in a less formal setting.

Using "Bonjour" is fine, but it may not be appropriate depending on the time of the day the greeting is done.

    Reference: http://www.letspeak.com/creole
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Local time: 10:59
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole
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Bonjou, kijan ou ye?

Kijan in one word

Marylin Laurent (X)
Local time: 10:59
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 12
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