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Useful phrases in Mauritian Creole

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
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Bon apré-midi
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Mo truve twa talère
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Wi
No Non
I don't know
I understand
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?
Sorry Sori
Please Si ouplé
Thank you Mersi
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
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mo bateau rempli avec anguiles

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