A collection of useful phrases in Mauritian Creole, a French-based Creole spoken in Mauritius.
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|Phrase||Kreol Morisien (Mauritian Creole)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Bonzur|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Ki manyèr ?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Mo byen, mersi|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Kuma ou apéle ?
Ki ou non ?
|My name is ...||Mo nom li ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...||Me sort ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Mo kontan monne zwin u
Mo kontan finn zwin u
Mo truve twa talère
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know|
|I don't understand||Mo pas compran
Mo pa kompran
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again||U kapave rédire si u plé ?|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Mauritian Creole?||To koz Kreol ?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Wi, enn tigit|
|Speak to me in Mauritian Creole|
|How do you say ... in Mauritian Creole?|
|Excuse me||Exkize moi|
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet?|
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|I miss you|
|I love you|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
|Mo bateau rempli avec anguiles|
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