Sohn Chroo Chroo Kriol Way a Taak

English                                    Kriol

saliva                                      baaba, jrool, mowt waata
salivate                                   gyada/geda waata, ron waata        
sand bar                                 baar mowt, sani bay
sapodilla bark                        koncha
sassy                                      opstaat
sausage                                 sachiz/sasij
scandal                                  skyandal
scone                                     frai jak   (Sohn tink da di powda bon.)
score (cut diagonally)           koar
scorn                                      kuk dong pahn
(glance) scornfully                kut aiy
scowl; pucker; grimace        mek op…fays



Da laim mi soh sowa Ah mek op mi fays ahn spit it owt!
That lime was so sour that it made me grimace and spit it out.
 

Datideh lee gyal oanli laik mek op ih fays evri minit!
That particular little girl really likes to scowl a lot!
 

Wen Teena ma aks ahn fi kleen op ih room, shee mek op ih
fays. When Tina’s mother asked her to clean her room, she scowled. 


 

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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Kriol is the language spoken by many Belizeans, especially the Creole people of Belize. Although it is often perceived as a dialect of English, it is indeed it's own language with grammar and spelling rules. The National Kriol Council of Belize was created to promote the culture and language of the Kriol people of Belize, as well as harmony among all the ethnic groups of Belize. Please visit the website of the National Kriol Council of Belize for lots of good information about the Kriol language and the Creole people.


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