Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole (Kreyól Ayisyen) and French are Haiti’s two official languages. The former was recognized as one of Haiti’s languages in 1961 and is mostly based on 18th-century French with African languages influence. Eight million people in Haiti speak Creole.

Pronunciations

(Consonants)

(Vowels)

B BA (BAH) BE (DAI) BE (FEH) BI (GEE) BO (HOE) BÒ (JAU) BOU (KOO)
CH CHA (SHA) CHE (SHEA) CHE (CHEH) CHI (SHE)) CHO (SHOW) CHÒ (CHAU) COU (SHOO)
D DA (DAH) DE (DAI) DE (DAH) DI (DEE) DO (DOE) DÒ (DAU) DOU (DO)
F FA (FAH) FE (FAI) FI (FEE) FE (FAH) FO (FOE) FÒ (FAU) FOU (FOO)
G GA (GAH) GE (GAI) GE (GAH) GI (GAH) GO (GOH) GO (GAU) GOU (GOO)
H HA (HAH) HE (HAI) HE (HAH) HI (HEE) HO (HOE) HO (HAU) HOU (HOO)
J JA (JAH) JE (JAI) JE (JAH) JI (JEE) JO (JOE) JO (JAU) JOU (JOO)
K KA (KAH) KE (KAI) KE (KAH) KI (KEE) KO (KOE) KO (KAU) KOU (KOO)
L LA (LAH) LE (LAI) LE (LAH) LI (LEE) LIO (LOE) LO (LAU) LOU (LOO)
M MA (MAH) ME (MAI) ME (MAH) MI (MEE) MO (MOE) MO (MAU) MOU (MOO)
N NA (NAH) NE (NAI) NE (NAH) NI (NEE) NO (NOE) NO (NAU) NOU (NOO)
P PA (PAH) PE (PAI) PE (PAH) PI (PEE) PO (POE) PO (PAU) POU (POO)
R RA (RAH) RE (RAI) RE (RAH) RI (REE) RO (ROE) RO (RAU) ROU (ROO)
S SA (SAH) SE (SAI) SE (SAH) SI (SEE) SO (SOE) SO (SAU) SOU (SOO)
T TA (TAH) TE (TAI) TE (TAH) TI (TEE) TO (TOE) TO (TAU) TOU (TOO)
V VA (VAH) VE (VAI) VE (VAH) VI (VEE) VO (VOE) VO (VAU) VOU (VOO)
Y YA (YAH) YE (YAI) YE (YAH) YI (PEE) YO (POE) YO (YAU) YOU (YOO)
Z ZA (ZAH) ZE (ZAI) ZEA (ZAH) ZI (ZEE)td> ZO (ZOE) ZO (ZAU) ZOU (ZOO)