Useful phrases in Réunion Creole

A collection of useful phrases in Réunion Creole (kréol rénioné), a French-based Creole spoken on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Réunion Creole
Hello (General greeting) Bonzour
Adié té
Adié zot tout'
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Aparksa ?
Kosa i di ?
Koman i lé ?
Kosa i rakont' ?
Sinonsa ?
Kwélafé ? (What's new?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Lé la !
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
(Parting phrases)
Adié zangoun
Nou artrouv
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
I don't know
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Réunion Creole?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Réunion Creole
How do you say ... in Réunion Creole?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Please Siouplé
Thank you Mèrsi
Mèrsi bondyé Romèrsiman
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Mi aim a ou
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels


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