Aana Yu Ma

Pahn Madaz Day, wi tek taim fi chreet wi ma speshal. Wi noa seh dat aal
yaa rong, wi bizniz fi chreet mama speshal. Bot pahn May 10 (er di
Sondeh kloasis tu May 10), wi salibrayt wi mama wid Madaz Day. Maybi
wi kuk fi mama, maybi wi tek mama owt fi eet, maybi wi bai mama wahn
nais nais bonch a roaziz er ada flowaz, er wahn nais nais prezent. Wateva
wi du, wi chrai shoa mama, pahn dis day set asaid fi aana wi ma—ahn wi
graama tu—how moch wi lov dehn. 


Kriol                                                                English

aana                                                                   honor

flowaz                                                                flowers

graama; grani                                                   grandmother

lov                                                                      love

lov op                                                                show a lot of love

lov tu di nohmoh nohmoh                             love very, very much (to the max)

ma, mama, mami, maami                              mother, mommy, ma, mama

Madaz Day                                                       Mother’s Day

salibrayt; selibrayt                                          celebrate


Dis Madaz Day, Ah wahn kuk op lata nais ting fi mi ma, sayka how
da shee baan mi. Pahn tap, Ah lov ahn tu di nohmoh nohmoh.


This Mother’ Day, I will cook lots of nice things (different kinds of delicious food) for
my mother because she gave me birth. Moreover, I love her so very much.


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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