Mauritian Phrases

Mauritian Phrases

There are basically 3 languages in Mauritius. English, French and French creole. English is the official language of the government and institutions but French is more widely used by the island’s general population.

Here are a few basic French phrases to help you speak with any Mauritians who do not speak English.

Hello (Good Day)………….Bonjour
Good Evening (Good night)…..Bonsoir
Goodbye……………..Au revoir
Yes…………Oui
No………….Non
Please………S’il vous plait
Thank You…Merci
Excuse Me…….Excusez-moi
I don’t understand you…….Je ne comprends pas
Do you speak English?…….Parlez vous anglais
See you soon……….A bientôt
How are you?………Comment allez-vous?
Could you say that again……….Pouvez-vous repeater.

And the same phrases in Creole.

Hello (Good Morning)………….Bonzur
Good Evening (Good night)……………..Bonswar
Please……….si ouplé
Thank You……….Mersi
Excuse me………Exkiz mwa
I don’t understand……..mo pas compran
See you later………..mo truve twa talère
How are you?………….ki maniere?
Can you repeat……….u kapave rédire

Contact us today to book a holiday to practice your newly learnt Mauritian phrases.

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