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)
Welcome Alo! Ki manyer?
Hello (General greeting) Bonzur
Hello (on phone) Allo
How are you? Ki manyèr ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Mo byen, mersi
Long time no see Lonten pa trouve toi
What's your name? Kuma ou apéle ?
Ki ou non ?
My name is ... Mo nom li ...
Where are you from? Alo! Kot to sorti?
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 Bonswar
(Parting phrases)
Mo truve twa talère
Good luck! Bonne chance!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Bonne zurner
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon apetit
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Bon voyage!
No Non
Maybe Kapav
I don't know Mo pa coner
Do you understand? To konpran?
I understand Mo compran
I don't understand Mo pa kompran
Please speak more slowly Koz doucement s'il te plait
Please say that again U kapave rédire si u plé ?
Please write it down Ecrire s'il te plait
Do you speak English? To koz anglai ?
Do you speak Mauritian Creole? To koz Kreol ?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Wi, enn tigit
I'm learning Mauritian Creole Mo pe aprann kreol morisien
Mo pe aprann koz kreol morisien
Do you speak a language
other than
Mauritian Creole?
Eski to koz enn lot langaz ki kreol?
Speak to me in Mauritian Creole Koz avek moi en Kreol
How do you say ... in Mauritian Creole? Ki tone dire ... en Kreol
Excuse me Exkize moi
How much is this? Komier sa ?
Sorry Sori
Please Si ouplé
Thank you Mersi
Reply to thank you De rien
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Kot toilet ?
This gentleman will pay for everything Sa misier la pu paye tou
This lady will pay for everything Sa madam la pu paye tou
Would you like to dance with me? To pu dance ek moi ?
I miss you Mo mank toi
I love you Mo conten toi
Get well soon Geri vite
Go away! Aller depi la !
Leave me alone! Less moi trankil !
Help! Aide moi !
Fire! Di fé !
Stop! Areté !
Call the police! Apele la police !
Christmas greetings Joyeux noel
Easter greetings Zwayez pak!
Birthday greetings Bon aniversair
One language is never enough Ene langaz pa acé
My hovercraft is full of eels Mo bateau rempli avec anguiles

Some phrases provided by Prashaant Sohan and Dominic Desribes. Recordings by Michel Courtois

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