Hoo Da Fi Yoo Valentain?

Febiweri  n. February. Flowaz sel plenti eena Febiweri sayk a Valentainz
Flowers sell well in February because of Valentine’s Day.

 lov  v. love. Mai onkl oanli lov fi hihn waif. My uncle really loves his wife.
  See: chek, kay fi, laik.  — n. love. Lov noh ga no frayvrit. Love has no

lov op  v.phr. pet (fondle) Enitaim yu si dehn too, dehn di lov op. Whenever
  you see those two, they are fondling each other. See: fingl, hoal...op.

 los  v. lust; feel an intense desire. Ih noh gud fi los aafa ada pipl waif. It’s not
   good to lust after another man’s wife.
— n. lust. Di Baibl seh los da wan a di sebm sin dehn. According to the Bible,
  lust is one of the seven sins.

 marid  v. marry, wed. (Eng. past tense form is infinitive form in Kriol.)  Wai yu
  noh marid da gyal if yu lov ahn?
Why don’t you marry that girl if you
  love her?  See: brok ih nek.  — adj. married. Ah tel shee fi stap play wid
   da marid man.
I told her to stop having an affair with that married man.

 marij  n. marriage. Fi dehn marij laas lang kaa dehn lov wan anada bad.
  Their marriage has lasted a long time because they love each other deeply.
adj. marriage. Datdeh marij servis mi lang, lang, lang. That marriage
  service was very long.

 nohmoh  adv. anymore, no more. Dehn mi di luk, bot dehn kudn si ahn
They were looking, but they couldn’t see him anymore. See:

nohmoh nohmoh  phr. to the maximum extent, to the extreme. Ah lov yu tu
nohmoh nohmoh.
I love you with everything I have. See: no miks.
n. soul. Gyal, Ah lov yu wid aal a mi haat ahn soal. Girl, I love you with
all of my heart and soul.


 Silvaana Udz, Ed.D da fahn Bileez. If yu waahn tel shee bowt sohnting speshal fu put eena dis Kriol
aatikl, eemayl: sudz142@gmail.com          Vizit: www.nationalkriolcouncil.org


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