Migl a May, ahn Breez Di Bloa!

Fi di laas too Kriol aatikl, wi mi shyaa bowt disya nais nais Bileez breez (di wan weh bloa, noh di neks kain a Bileez breez!). Eena Kriol, wi seh "win" (wind) er "breez" (breeze), ahn wi ku di taak bowt big breez, haad breez, er smaal breez, lee breez. Tudeh wi shyaa di laas set a di sentens dehn wid BREEZ. Soh, sata bai yu doa mowt ahn kech lee breez! Sidong wid dehnya sentens ahn breez aaf! Aal dehnya sentens kohn fahn di Kriol-Inglish dikshineri.

Da big bildin di blak aal a di breez.
That big building is blocking all of the wind.
Di oal laydi an ih hozban midi sidong bai dehn doa mowt fi kech breez.
The old lady and her husband were sitting in the doorway catching the breeze.
Nais kool breez midi bloa owtsaid weh wi midi sidong.
A nice cool breeze was blowing where we were sitting.
See breez bloa pilikin sayhn plays ih waahn goh.
Sea breezes blew the pelican just where he wanted to go.
Mi hyaa mi luk gud dis maanin, bot az Ah gaan owtsaid, breez rampl it op.
My hair looked good this morning, but as I went outside, the breeze tousled it up.
Yu oanli injai wahn saylin boat raid wen gud breez deh.
You can only enjoy a ride in a sailboat when there is a good wind blowing.
Kevin hihn soh skraani dat ih luk laik breez uda bloa ahnoava.
That Kevin is so scrawny that it looks like a breeze would blow him over.

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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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