Friday, August 10, 2007

Trini Talk

Here is some Trinidad vocabulary, should you ever find yourself needing it:

we reach = we got there or we're here
hot it = warm it up in the mocrowave or on the stove
the dog is dead = give it up
landslip = landslide
hump = bump (in the road)
kill it = finish it (as in eat the rest of it or drink the rest of it)
plenty plenty = a lot
make a cook = cook for a bunch of people (usually together with others)
accustomed = used to
paining = hurts/hurting
making a move = we're leaving now
just now = wait a minute/hold on
truly = really
balenah = rolling pin
aloo = potato
zabaco = avacado
chadon beni = an herb that tastes like cilantro (although it looks more like a fuzzy mint leaf)
zebra crossing = school crossing sign
windscreen = windshield
chive = chive, but it's pronounced sive

3 Comments:

Blogger Bill and Deb said...

The blog is alive again! Wonderful. We saw the pics... very nice. We will take a peek every now and again and keep up with you crazy pastor types. Glad to see all is going well. Love the rainbows!
Our AIM account is raabbits. Maybe we can chat sometime. Weekends would be better as I will be with Deb then. Say Hi to Andrew.., we sure enjoyed meeting him and we look forward to seeing him again sometime. Peace! Bill

8/10/2007 2:49 PM  
Blogger Lalimama said...

chadon beni = an herb that tastes like cilantro (although it looks more like a fuzzy mint leaf)

On the bottle of spicy peas Peggy and I noticed it was called "Shadow Benny." Must be the same thing?

8/16/2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Christine Marie said...

Hi--nice we can keep up with your exploits and see pics. Glad you are doing this. I sent you an e-mail (to both addresses) but not sure they went through. Let me know if you didn't get them--cuz it's important ;-). Blessings, Chris Fossum

8/29/2007 4:41 PM  

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