Kreol Morisien

Kreol Morisien

Written on 09/08/2017
Discover (Mauritius)

Most of the people in the world do not speak English or, even if they do, it is their second or third language. If the speakers do not use same language and words, there is no meaning to the communication!

When you are traveling on this Paradise Island, due to its mixed culture, you may hear people speaking many languages! Bhojpuri, English, French and Kreole. Certainly you may be curious about the Famous Mauritian Kreole being spoken by almost every one. Not that they do not speak the other languages, But Mauritian Creole or Morisyen (Mauritian Creole: kreol morisien) is a French-based creole language spoken in Mauritius. Having its roots since the ancestral eras where the Indians, Chinese, African and  English helped create the language centuries ago. Almost everyone on the Island speaks Kreole. Wouldn't you want to flaunt your way to the top with a few phrases? Of course you do! We have made a list of few helpful phrases for you to learn while you travel!

P.S: No Strong Language Included, although everyone eagerly seems to learns that first!

Bonzur. (Bon-zoor)
How are you?

Ki Manyer (Kii Man Yer)

All Good?

Tou Korek? (To Ko-reck?)
Fine, thank you.
Wai, korek. mersi (Way, ko-reck  Mer-see)
What is your name?
Koman to/ou apelé? (Koh-mahn to/oo ap-pelai?)
My name is ______ .
Mo apel ______ . (Mo a-pel _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Enchante. (ehn-shan-TAY)

What is this?
Ki Ete Sa? (Kii Etey Saa)
Sil to/ou plait.(Sil to/ou pleh)

Wai. (Way)
Non. (Non)
Good / Awesome

Mari Bon / Mari Top (Maari Bonn / Maari Top)

Excuse me. (getting attention)
Sil ou plait! (sil oo pleh)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Pardon. (Paardon)
I'm sorry.
Sori (Sorry)
O Rewar. (Oh Revwaar)
Goodbye (informal)
Alle Babay, Ciao (Bye), Taler(Later) (Aaley BaaBaay, Chaao, Taaler)
Do you speak English?
Ou Koz Anglwé? (Ooh Koz On gley?)
I Dont Speak French
Mo Paz Koz Francais (Mo paa Koz Fronsey)
Help! / I need Help
Aid Mwa / Aide Mwa Enn koute (Ayd moa/ Ayd moa en koot)

Where is the toilet?
Twalet Kote? (Twaa Let Ko Tey?)

How Much is this?

Komien sa (Kom mee euhn)