Haitian Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Haitian. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): eskize'm
Can you show me?: es ke ou ka montre'm
I'm lost: M' pedi
I'm not from here: Mwen pa moun ici
Can I help you?: eske mwen ka ede'w
Can you help me?: Eske ou kapab ede'm
It's near here: li to pre'a
It's far from here: li pa pre isit la
Go straight: Al tou dwat
Turn left: vire a goch
Turn right: vire a dwat
One moment please!: Tan mwen on ti momen
Come with me!: vin ave'm
How can I get to the museum? : Koumen pou'm fe pou'm ale nan mize'a
How long does it take to get there?: konbyen tan sa ap pran pou'm rive
Downtown (city center): la vil

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: tou pre
Far: lwen
Right: a dwat
Left: a goch
Straight: tou dwat
There: la
Here: isit la
To walk: mache
To drive: kondi
To turn: vire
Traffic light: limye siyal

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