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1

To be as nothing

no verb needed

mwen kontan= I am happy

2

is, am, are

se

When one noun equals the other. Don't use with a descriptor like beautiful. Lisa is a doctor= Lisa se doktè.

3

is, am, are - in a question to replace working verb

ye

Expresses:
"who is", "what is", "when is", "where is", and "how is"
How are you? (How you be?)= Ki jan w' ye?
Where is he? (Where he be at?)= Ki kote li ye?
Think of ye as to be or to be at

ONLY at the end!!

4

it is

se

At the beginning of statements
it is my child=se pitit mwen

5

it was

se te

it was my husband=se te mari mwen