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LEXIQUE - DICTIONARY
Ce petit lexique a pour but essentiel de faciliter la compréhension des sirandanes qui utilisent souvent des mots inusités   This small glossary / dictionary is mainly intended to help in the understanding of the "sirandanes", which use some unfamiliar terms.
Kreol Français English
B
bourle brûler to burn
G
goui aiguille needle
gri grill grill
K
kales calèche. carriage
koulou clou nail
kouroupa colimaçon. snail
krir écrire to write
L
labous bouche mouth
laponp fontaine fountain
lasanm chambre room
lonb ombre shadow, shade
M
mous jòn guêpe wasp
N
nek seulement, rien que only, nothing but
nene nez nose
P
paryaka mouchoir à carreaux checked kerchief
pous chasser to chase
S
sat chat. cat
siko chicot. stump (of tree, toth)
T
tort tordu twisted, buckled, bent
tourou trou. hole
V
vas vache cow
Y
yev lièvre hare
Z
zanblon fruit comestible de forme oblongue et de couleur noir violacé an oblong, dark purplish tropical fruit
zourit poulpe pulp
zozo oiseau bird

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