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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Curso de Creole para todos los Americanos, Chilenos, Dominicanos, Dominico-Haitianos o dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana o de origen haitiano....


To benefit from this free series of episodes of this podcast, you will need this textbook published by KDPAmazon:

Para beneficiar de estos episodios gratis de este podcast, van a necesitar este ebook publicado por KDPAmazon.

Curso de Creole para todos los Americanos, Chilenos, Dominicanos, Dominico-Haitianos o dominicanos de ascendencia haitiana o de origen haitiano....

Learn Creole Very Slowly – Aprendan Creole Despacito – Aprann Kreyòl Toudousman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Learn Haitian Creole in one Week - Aprann Kreyòl nan yon Semèn - Page 46 etc


Learn Creole, in one week, Aprann Kreyol, Creole lessons, Creole podcast, episode

Starting on page 46, listen to this podcast episode and follow in this textbook found on Amazon.

Nan Mache anfè – At the Iron Market (in Port-au-Prince, Haiti)

Kisa l’ap fè la-a? L-ap vann? – What is he doing here?  Is he selling?

L-ap negosye ak machann yo.  Pa gen pri fiks – He is negotiating with the merchants.  There is no fixed price

Eske ou ka di-m kisa yo fè ak pay sa yo?  - Can you tell me what they do with these straws?

Touris yo ap achte kado pou zanmi ak fanmi yo – The tourists are buying souvenirs for their friends and family members.

Eske ou vann sapat tou?  - Do you sell sandals (flip flops) too ?

M gen sandals an kwi ak sandals an kawotchou.  Kisa ou vle achte? – I have leather and rubber sandals.

Kilès ki pi bon mache?  - Which one of the two is cheaper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Homage to Madan Sara, Strong Haitian Merchants, Potomitan Ayiti, Pillars of Haiti


All Parents Want Their Kids to Do Well in Life. They want them to succeed.  Just like the migratory birds of Haiti that travel far and beyond to find foods to bring back to their nest, female Haitian merchants commonly known as Madan Sara are the main distributors of crops and the true link between farmers in the provinces and consumers in the major cities and capital, Port-au-Prince.  If Madan Sara do not up to the mountains to establish their network with the food producers, farmers, and transporters, then the city dwellers will not find anything to eat.  Yet, the educated consumers of the cities do not respect them and tend to look down on them. 

'All Parents Want Their Kids to Do Well in Life...' is an ebook that pays homage to these proud and strong women of the Haitian informal economy. 

 


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

All Parents Want their Kids to Do well in Life


<p>You can purchase a copy here: 

All Parents Want their Kids to Do well in Life

 

<p>Here are the first two paragraphs of the text...

 <p>If you are a child growing up in Haiti, you already know what major your parents want you to select or what they want you to study.  If you are a boy, they want to become a doctor, a businessperson, a lawyer, an engineer or an architect.  Haitian parents wish their children choose those majors.  As 95 of Haitian parents are poor, they must pray a lot.  They would like to see their dreams become a reality by faith.  The remaining 5 % of Haitian children have more chance to study what their parents want them to study.  Those parents are wealthy.  They can send their kids to study in foreign countries such as the United States, France, Canada etc. That means the majority of Haitian children do not have much of a choice.  They would like to find a scholarship.  If they are lucky, they may find an evangelical or catholic church that may look for a scholarship for them from their professional network.

<p>Even before Haitian students take their official baccalaureate exams, they hope to further their studies.  However, they cannot find any financial means to pay those exorbitant fees (costs).  Those youngmen and young women’s parents work their land that does not provide good yields.  On many occasions, this lack of good yields is due to the lack of rain.  Drought is the cause of many farmers who cannot work.  Even when they plant, inundation, bad weather, and hurricane destroy their fields and livestock that could help their children.

 

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Tout paran vle pitit yo vin doktè, enjenyè, biznismenn, Pwofesyonèl, famasyen, avoka, achitèk etsetera

 

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Si w se yon timoun k’ap grandi an Ayiti, ou deja konnen ki sa paran w vle w etidye.  Si w s’on tigason, yo vle w vin yon doktè, biznismenn, avoka, enjenyè oswa achitèk.  Paran ayisyen yo swete pitit yo etidye pwofesyon sa yo.  Kòm 95 pou san paran ayisyen pòv, yo dwe priye anpil.  Yo ta renmen wè sa rive pa lafwa.  Rès senk pou san timoun ayisyen yo gen plis chans etidye sa paran yo vle yo etidye. Paran sa yo gen anpil lajan.  Yo ka voye pitit yo al etidye nan peyi etranje tankou etazini, frans, kanada etsetera. Sa vle di majorite timoun ayisyen pa gen anpil chwa.  Yo ta renmen jwenn yon bous etid.  Si yo gen bon chans, yo ka jwenn yon legliz pwotestan oubyen katolik ki chache yon bous pou yo nan tout rezo pwofesyonèl yo. 

<p> Menm avan timoun ayisyen pase ekzamen ofisyèl bakaloreya yo, yo espere fè etid superiyè yo.  Men, yo pa ka jwenn mwayen pou yo peye gwo pri sa yo.  Papa jennjan sa yo travay latè ki pa bay bon rekòlt.  Pafwa se paske lapli pa tonbe.  Sechrès se kòz anpil kiltivatè ki pa ka travay.  Menm lè yo plante, lavalas, tanpèt, ak siklòn detwi jaden ak bèt ki ta ka ede pitit yo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

During the 4th of July Celebration, Only Dogs are Left Unhappy


Si chen rakonte w sa yo wè, ou p'ap janm mache nannwit

If dogs tell you what they see, you will never walk at night (Haitian Proverb)

Here are a few paragraphs of the text: 

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Chak ane, ameriken selebre 4 jiyè.  Se fèt endependans peyi etazini te pran nan men Angletè.  (Every year, Americans celebrate 4th of July.  It is the independence of the United States from England. 

Ameriken selebre ak fèt hòtdòg, jwèt, epi konkou.  Y’al sou plaj.  Y’al jwe nan lak.  Yo vwayaje al wè fanmi yo nan lòt vil.  Moun ap kouri monte, kouri desann toupatou.  Yo achte anpil fe atifis pou yo fete jou sa a. Gen Ameriken ki chita pale, manje, bay blag epi ri ak zanmi yo. Manje, jwèt, alkowòl, byè reyini moun. Men pafwa yo se kòz tèt chaje ak anpil pèn.  Nenpòt zam, - kòmanse ak kouto rive sou zam fe tankou fizi, revòlvè, wouzi, AR15 - pa dwe kole ak tafya, estipefyan oswa dwòg nakotic.  Gen lòt ki dwe mache nan mitan gwo flam chalè.  Solèy la pa padonnen okenn moun.  Y’ap travay paske fòk yo travay si yo se doktè, chofè taksi tankou chofè Uber ak Lyft.  Lè Ameriken fin banboche, yo tonbe sou.  Yo pran woule atè a epi yo fè dega nan vwazinaj la.  Vwazen rele lapolis ki vin mete lòd nan dezòd.  Yo menm arete kèk brigan ak dilè ki t’ap vann dròg opyòd tankou Krak, Kokayin, Fentanyl, ewoyin, metadòn, oksikodonn, elatriye.  Yo rele yon chofè Uber oswa Lyft pou yo ka ale nan yon lòt fèt.  Yo kontinye bwè plis tafya, kleren, Wiski ak tout lòt bwason yo jwenn.  Yo sou anba dwòg.  Anvan jounen an fini, chofè anbulans pa ka selebre paske yo dwe al chache banbochè sa yo ki tonbe anba dòz eksesif (overdose).  Yo menmen yo nan lopital pou doktè ak enfimyè ka sove lavi yo.  Paran banbochè sa yo pa konnen ki kote pitit yo ye.  Pitit yo pa’t rete an kontak avèk yo.  Dwòg fò sa yo yo rele Opyòd chanje sèvo.  Nou pa bezwen di nou ke timoun ki kòmanse pran dwòg sa yo depi yo te tou piti pral soufri konsekans yo pandan anpil tan.  Yo fè jenn gason ak jenn fanm tounen zonbi k’ap kouri toupatou pou achte dwòg.  Yo vle santi yo alèz pou toutan.  Yo pa ka viv san yo. Yo ka menm rive komèt nenpòt krim pou yo ka achte sa yo bezwen pou yon tikadè. Adiksyon se yon fòm konpilsyon pou achte kounye a menm.  Si yo reyisi kenbe yon djòb, yo travay sèlman pou ache plis opyòd.  Se tankou yon epidemi k’ap detwi fanmi Amerikèn an kachèt.  Pafwa tout manm yon fanmi ap soufri nan epidemi sa a yon fòm tankou yon lòt.

4 jiyè dènye manm fanmi an pa ka rete lakay la.  Gen twòp bwi nan vwazinaj la.  Chen pran jape epi kouri toupatou nan lakou a jiskaske yo sote antouraj la.  Si mèt yo pa la, yo pa gen chans rete nan lakou a. Yo kontre ak lòt chen nan vwazinaj la ke fe atifis t’ap toumante pandan tout jounen an.  Yo fòme yon gwo bann chen k’ap kouri monte desann.  Granmoun kon timoun ki wè yo tonbe pè.  Yo kouri al kache anndan lakay yo oswa nenpòt kote yo ka jwenn yon ti kote pou yo kache.  Gwo chen ak ti chen ap jape. Yo fè tankou yo ankolè ak anraje.  Moun gen rezon pè oswa pran kouri nan lòt direksyon.  Se yo menm ak pitit yo ki rann lavi chen sa yo mizerab.  Bann chen sa yo se tankou refijye k’ap chache refij nenpòt ki kote ki pa gen bwi, zam k’ap tire oswa eklate anlè.  Gen chen k’ap chache gadyen yo.  Gen lòt chen k’ap chache pitit gadyen yo ki kite kay la depi kèk tan.  Dwòg nakotik (estipefyan) te pran tèt jenn gason ak jenn fanm sa yo.   Yo se moun pèdi nèt.

 

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Americans celebrate with hotdogs, games, and races.  They go to beaches.  They go to lakes.  They travel to see family members in other cities.  They are running up and down every where.  They buy a lot fireworks to celebrate this day.  There are Americans who sit around to chat, eat, tell jokes and laugh with their friends. Meals, games, alcohol, beer gather people together.  However, they are sometimes the causes of headaches and much pain.  Whatever weapons – from knives to firearms such as guns, revolver, machine guns, AR15 etc – should not go along with alcohol and narcotic drugs.  There are Americans who must walk around in the middle of the hot humid or dry heat.  The sun is unforgiving to everybody.  They are working because they have to work if they are doctors, taxi drivers such as Uber and Lyft drivers.

 When some Americans finish celebrating, they get drunk, inebriated, intoxicated.  They start rolling on the ground and causing damage in the neighborhood.  Neighbors call the police who come to restore order amidst the chaos.  The police officers even arrest some drunk troublemakers and drug dealers for selling opioids such as Duragesic or Fentanyl, crack, cocaine, heroin, methadone, Roxicodone or oxycodone etc. Some of the revelers call Uber or Lyft so they can go to another party.  They continue to drink more alcohol, wiskey, and any other alcoholic beverages they can find.  They are high on all kinds of drugs. 

Before the end of the day, ambulance drivers cannot celebrate because they must be dispatched to pick up the overdosed revelers.  They take them to the hospital so doctors and nurses can save their lives.  The parents of those revelers do not know where their sons and daughters are.  The children do not stay in touch with their parents.  These strong narcotic drugs known as opioids change their growing brain. 

Needless to say that kids who are exposed to them at a young age will suffer long-term consequences.  They turn young men and women into zombies running everywhere and looking for the next high.  They cannot live with them.  They have to stay on a constant high.  They may even turn to crimes to get the drug they are after for a short time.  Addiction is a form of compulsive shopping.  The drug addicts want their joint now.  If they manage to hold a job, they work only to be able to purchase more opioids.  It’s a hidden epidemic that is destroying the American family.  Oftentimes, all the members of a family are suffering from this hidden epidemic one form or another.

4th of July, the last member of the family cannot stay in the house.  There is too much noise in the neighborhood.  The dogs start barking and running all around the yard until they jump over the fence.  If their owners are not present, they do not have any chance of staying in the yard.  They encountered other neighborhood dogs tormented by the fireworks all day long.  They form a huge pack of dogs running up and down.  As soon as adults and children see them, they get so scared.  They run back to hide in their home or anywhere they can find shelter. Dogs of all breed, big as well as small dogs, are barking.  They pretend to be mad and enraged.  People have reason to be afraid or run away in a different direction.  Their children and they are the ones who make these dogs’ lives miserable on 4th of July.  This pack of dogs is like this mass of refugees who are seeking refuge in any place free of noise, exploding weapons and gunshots.  There are dogs that are looking for their best friends, their loyal mates.  There are dogs that are looking for their guardians’ sons and daughters who left home many years, months, or weeks ago. Opioids, marijuana, narcotic drugs and alcohol took over these young men and women’s mind, brain, and life.  They’re already gone.  Gone far away. 

 

 


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Finger-licking Haitian Recipes and Dishes...... Les Recettes de Madame De


Legumes / Legim / Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew with eggplant, crabs, onions, pepper, etc.

Legumes

A Brief Taste of Haiti:  Haitian Gastronomy, Haitian Food Culture

A Vignette of the Window into Top Haitian Foods, Haitian Chefs, Culture, and Recipes

Haitian cuisine is like the flowing together of two or three streams and rivers.  It is a confluence of many culinary styles.  It is a spicy combination of African, French, Spanish, and Amerindian cooking traditions.  Now that Haiti has become ‘the Republic of NGOs (Non-governmental Organizations), there is also the influence of food traditions from other countries of the world.  Haiti has a rich culinary history.  Haitian cooks or chefs prepare dishes that are not only delectable to the eyes but also to the palate. 

Everyday the chic restaurants of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Petionville, Kenskoff, Jacmel, Cap-Haitien, Jeremie, Les Cayes, Petit-Goave, Grand-Goave, Hinche, Gonaives, St Marc etc are busy with well-offs, diplomats, NGO professionals, bureaucrats, government officials, and tourists.  Wherever you go in Haiti, you will find these amazing eateries that serve specialities such as akra (Malanga fritters), pate or flaky Haitian patties, pikliz or spicy coleslaw, pickled slaw, (pickled shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, shallots, and habanero peppers), griot or fried pork, diri kole ak pwa rouj or red beans with rice, Poulet en sauce, chicken and gravy, legumes (a traditional Haitian dish of braised vegetables and meat such as beef and turkey, pork, crabs, ribs, conch meat, and the favorite oxtail cooked for two (2) hours); Ji papay or papaya juice; other tropical and exotic fruits and vegetables such as cachiman kebek (anona reticulate, mamon in Spanish, Bullock’s heart, custard apple), guanabana or corosol etc.

You will have an opportunity to experience Creole cooking and lifestyle.  Creole cooking represents the combination of French, Spanish, African, and indigenous Amerindian cuisines. 

Labapen (Creole) / Châtaigne  (French) / Chestnuts (English):  Haitian chestnuts are roasted and boiled and eaten as a snack.

Kachiman (Creole) / Cachiman (French) / Custard Apple (English) – Native to Haiti’s Taino and Arawak Indians, this fruit is the finest and most flavorful fruit of the region. 

Franbwaz (Creole) / Framboise (French) / Dewberry – It is a Haitian raspberry.  It is eaten fresh and used to make preserves. 

Djon-Djon Mushrooms are tiny black brown mushrooms which have an exquisite aroma.  When soaked in water, they release a black coloring which gives rice and meats a distinctive color, aroma, and flavor.

Berejèn (Creole) / Aubergine (French) / Eggplant – Haitians use eggplant in meat and seafood dishes called Legumes / Legim (creole).  The Arabs and Persians brought them to Africa.  Then the Europeans brought them and the African slaves to Hispanola during the the slave trade. 

 

 

 


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Aprann Kreyòl nan yon Semèn - Learn Haitian Creole in One Week


Let's Learn Haitian Creole Alphabet.  Listen (Koute)

Learn Haitian Creole in one Week

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Wi tout moun ka aprann Kreyòl nan yon semèn - Yes everybody can learn Haitian Creole in one week.

 

Ki jan / Kòman / Kouman nou ka aprann lang sa a si vit? -  How can we learn this language so fast?

 

Si nou renmen etidye, nou ka aprann ni byen vit – If you like to study, you can learn it very fast.

 

Di’m kisa pou’m fè pou’m kòmanse aprann Kreyòl – Tell me what to do to start learning Creole

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