Kehr Mi Lang!

kehr  v. 1) carry, take. Kehr dis buk da Ivet fi mi. Take this book to Yvette for me. See: bak, kraas, lang. 2) accompany. Ah wahn kehr Sanjra da dakta. I will take Sandra to the doctor.


noh kehr ahn ner bring ahn  v.phr. have comment or opinion. Ah noh kehr ahn ner bring ahn. I have no comment to make.


kehr bak  v.phr. return.


kehr dong  v.phr. reduce. Teri du wahn honjrid sit op evri day fi kehr dong ih beli. Terry did a hundred sit-ups every day to reduce his waistline.


kehr mi lang  v.phr. take me with you. Wen Debi mi hyaa dat ih bombali mi-di goh chravl da konchri fi di weeken, shee mikays gaahn tu ahn: “Kehr mi lang wid yu, noh gyal?” ih aks. When Debbie heard that her good friend was going to travel to the countryside for the weekend, she quickly went to her and asked, “Won’t you take me with you, girl?”


kehr owt  v.phr. carry out, implement. Dehn kehr owt dehn plan jos laik how dehn mi seh. They carried out their plan just as they had said they would.


kehri aan  v.phr. carry on; behave in a wild, extravagant or childish way. Da yong gyal aalwayz deh pan ih varanda di kehri aan wid bwai. That young girl is always on her veranda carrying on with boys.       

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