Bamsideh! Bam brigidim buf!

bam brigidim buf ono. sound of someone falling or colliding, or sudden occurrence of something. (Each word can be used alone. The addition of 'buf' means that whatever has fallen cannot be stood up again.)
Di fat man faal dong – bam brigidim buf!
The fat man fell down kaboom!

bamsideh ono. Expression meaning 'see what happened'or 'just like that'.
Bamsideh! Ih neva don til ih tombl.
See! He kept on until he fell down!

Bamsideh! Da gyal shee don gaahn kech beli.
Just like that, that girl already has become pregnant!

Bamsideh! Ah tel yu dehndeh baks mi tu hevi fi yu kehri.
See! I told you those boxes were too heavy to carry!

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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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