Word for the Travel Wise (10/13/06)

Haiti FlagBoo! Yup, it is Friday the 13th folks and I’m sure you’ve all been shaking in your boots and paying extra attention to the cracks in the sidewalk on this semi-special day. Seen any black cats? Perhaps you’re on your way to the theater to soak in all the ghoulish, chop-chop, and gory cinema black magic you can take… However you decide to spend the day; locked up behind closed doors or night crawling on the town be safe and remember never talk to strangers!

Today’s word is Kreyòl (Haitian creole) word used in Haiti:

move – evil

This Kreyol website features comprehensive cultural and travel info on Haiti. Their overall goal is to spread positive messages about the country and create positive images. Their online Kreyòl dictionary is one of the best! iCreole is a good place translation tool if you wish to know a word within seconds. For a fun look at some popular proverbs check out this Discover Haiti site. Make note that the Creole used in the proverbs is not that of the Creole spoken in Port-au-Prince. Lastly, leave it to good old Pimsleur to have audio books dedicated to learning Creole. Expensive, but you can also look for them in your local library.

Past Kreyòl words: evite, il/zile, voryen, chalè