Joon da Marid Taim

 

  Kriol                                                       English

 

bwaifren                                                      boyfriend

daalin                                                          darling

divoas                                                         divorce

dudu daalin*                                             darling (affectionate term)

gyalfren                                                      girlfriend

hozban                                                       husband

koatn                                                          flirting

lov                                                               love

lov op show                                               loving feelings

marid marry,                                             married

neg, heg; hegin nag;                                 nagging

sweethaat                                                  sweetheart

waif                                                            wife

wedn                                                          wedding

 

 

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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