Mauritian people on the beach

In Mauritius, three languages are commonly spoken: English, French, and Mauritian Creole. To provide a taste of the local languages, we interviewed some locals about their favourite Creole expressions. Additionally, this guide includes a few more handy Creole phrases for you to try out during your visit to the island!

Take a look at some of our Creole phrases:

Alo!   /   Hello!

Silvouple   /   Please

Wi, mo kapav ed ou?   /   Yes, can I help you?

Non mersi   /   No, thank you

Orevwar   /   Goodbye

Eski mo kapav gagn…?   /   Please, can I have…?

Ki manier?   /   How are you doing?

Korek   /   I’m doing well OR everything is going well

Komie sa koute?   /   How much is this?

Nou ale!   /   Let’s go!

Nou ale tchake!   /   Let’s go out!

Bon dimounn gagn bon kiksoz   /   If we show kindness, we’ll get positive things in return

Extra bon    /   It’s super good!

Ti lipie lor gro lipie   /   This phrase is about putting your little foot on your big foot and you just chill. You want to lay down, relax and take it easy.

Lalang pe aplodi   /   Something to say when a drink tastes good and refreshing!

Kontign manz ar li   /   No matter how difficult it is, never give up!


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