Seychellois Creole phrasebookSeychelles.
VowelsA - a (pronounced ha)
E- e (pronounced hay)
I - i (pronounced e)
O - o (pronounced oh)
U - u (pronounced ou)
ConsonantsB = b sounds like bah ;
D = d sounds like dah ;
F = f sounds like fff ;
G = g sounds like guh ;
K = k sounds like kuh ;
L = l sounds like lll ;
N = n sounds like nnn ;
M = m sounds like mmm ;
P = p sounds like puh ;
R = r sounds like rr ;
S = s sounds like sss ;
T = t sounds like tuh ;
V = v sounds like vvv ;
W = w sounds like wra ;
Y = y sounds like i in ink ;
Z = z sounds like zzz ;
Basics; Goodmorning : "Bonzour"
; Goodnight : "Bonswar"
; Hello. : . "Allo"
; How are you? : "Koman sava?"
; Fine, thank you. : "Byen mersi, oumenm?"
; What is your name? : "Ki mannyer ou apele?"
; My name is . : "Mon apel "
; Nice to meet you. : "Plezir"
; Please. : "Silvouple" Silvouple is pronounced Seelvooplay
; Thank you. : "Mersi"
; Yes. : "Wi"
; No. : "Non"
; Excuse me. : "Eskiz mon" Mon is pronounced bluntly, not as mohnn
; I'm sorry. : "Pardon" Pardon is pronounced bluntly, not as pardohnn
; Goodbye : "Orevwar"
; Goodbye (informal) : "Bye"
; I can't speak . : "Mon pa kapab koz "
; Do you speak English? : "Eski ou koz Angle?" Angle (English) is pronounced as Anglay
; Is there someone here who speaks English? : "Eski i annan en dimounn la ki koz Angle?"
; Help! : "Ed mwan!"
; Look out! : "Atansyon!"
; Have a good evening. : "Pas en bon sware." Sware is pronounced swaray
; I don't understand. : "Mon pa konpran"
; Where is the toilet? : ? "Oli toilet?"
; What's up? : "Ki dil?"
; What are you doing? : "Ki ou pe fer?"
; Okay: "O.K"
; Why? : "Akoz?"
; What? : "Kwa?"
; Who? : "Lekel?"
; Where? : "Oli?"
; When? : "Kan" Kan is pronounced bluntly, not as Kahnn
; Wait for me. : "Esper mon"
; How much is this? : "Konbyen sa?"
; Hospital : "Lopital"
; Hotel: "Lotel"
; I'm sick : "Mon malad"
; I got hurt : "Monn ganny blese" Blese is pronounced blaysay
Don't touch me! : "Pa tous mon!" Tous is pronounced Toos; I'm lost. : "Monn perdi."
; I don't want that. : "Mon pa le sa." Le is pronounced Lay
Numbers;1 : Enn
;2 : De
;3 : Trwa
;4 : Kat
;5 : Senk
;6 : Sis
;7 : Set
;8 : Wit
;9 : Nef
;10 : Dis
;20 : Ven
;50 : Senkant
;100 : San
;200 : Desan
;500 : Senksan
Clock timemidday - midi pronounced mee jee ;
one o'clock - en er(pronounced as anne air);
two o'clock - dez er (pronounced as days air);
three o'clock - trwaz er(as in Trois heure);
four o'clock - kat er(pronounced as cat were) ;
five o'clock - senk er(pronounced as sank air);
six o'clock - siz er(pronounced as seas air);
seven o'clock - set er (pronounced sayt air);
eight o'clock - wit er ( pronounced as weet air);
nine o'clock - nef er (pronounced knave air);
ten o'clock - dis er (pronounced jeez air);
eleven o'clock - onz er(pronounced onzair);
midnight - minwi (pronounced mean wee);
bomaten - morning pronounced beau-mah-ten (blunt n);
apremidi - afternoon pronounced ah-pray-me-dee ;
aswar - night pronounced ass-waar ;
lanwit - night time pronounced la-nou-hit ;
lizour - daytime pronounced lee-zoor ;
gran maten - early morning pronounced gran-mah-ten(blunt n)
Days;Lendi : Monday
;Mardi : Tuesday
;Merkredi : wednesday
;Zedi : Thursday
;Vandredi : Friday
;Sanmdi : Saturday
;Dimans : Sunday
MonthsJanuary - Zanvye
February - Fevriye
March - Mars
April - Avril
May - Me
June - Zen
July - Zilyet
August - Out
September - Septanm (pronounced Sep-tombre)
October - Oktob
November - Novanm (pronounced No-vombre)
December- Desanm (pronounced Day-sombre)
Writing time and date
Colorsrouz - red prounounced as woo ooze ;
blan - white as in blunt, the n is silent ;
ver - green pronounced as vair ;
ble - blue as in blay ;
zonn - yellow pronounced as zohn ;
nwar - black pronounces as nou argh ;
gri - brown pronounced as gwir ;
somon - pink prononced as so mon with a silent n ;
zoranz - orange pronounced as zowanz
Bus and train
'Where is the bus stop?' 'Oli bus stop?'
' Which bus goes to....?Ki bis ki al......?' ('bus' pronounced almost like 'bis')
Directionsest - east ;
ouast - west ;
nor - north ;
sid - south ;
' I want to go to....Mon le al....' (pronounced mo-lay-al)
' How much is it to.....Konbyen pou al.....' (pronounced com-ye pu-allay)
' Where is a good restaurant?Kote ki annan en bon restoran?' (pronounced cotay-ki ana eh bon restauruh)
' What restaurant would you recommend?Ki restoran ou rekomande?' (restaurant pronounced as 'restauruh' and recomande as rekomanday)
'Where is the ........ bar?' 'Oli bar ......?' (you'd insert the name of the bar)
'Is there a local bar?' 'I anan en bar lokal?' (pronounced ee-ana eh bar lokal)
'Where is it?' 'Kote i ete?' (pronounced cotay-yetay)
Shoppinglaboutik - shop
Mon pe al laboutik - I am going to the shop