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Languages on Curacao

Curaçao is a polyglot society. The official languages are Dutch, Papiamentu and English. However, Dutch is the sole language for all administration and legal matters, while Papiamentu is most used in day to day activities.

You will definitely get a nice smile by trying a few words in Papiamentu.

Welcome
Bon bini

Good morning
Bon dia

Good afternoon
Bon tardi

Good evening
Bon nochi

How are you?
Kon ta bai?

Good
Bon

Bad
Malu

Thank you
Danki

You’re welcome
Di nada

Please
Por fabor

Great/Sweet (everything positive)
Dushi

My love
Mi dushi

Bye
Ayo

Sun
Solo

Ocean
Laman

To relax
Basila

I/Me
Mi

You
Bo

We
Nos

Yes
Si

No
No

1
Un

2
Dos

3
Tres

4
Kuater

5
Cinku

6
Seis

7
Shete

8
Ocho

9
Nuebe

10
Dies

Learn more: papiamentu.com

Translate: donamaro.nl/papiamentu