Indicates an action is taking place at present time. Placed before the verb
Indicates that an action will take place at some point in the future. (Mon ké maché) I will walk
Té- indicates past tense. Action already happened. (Mwen té maché)
Indicates past tense. Action already happened.
(Mwen té maché - I walked)
Indicates a action was in process of taking place. Equivalent of “was” and “were” in English.
(Mon té ka maché - I was walking.)
Indicates something that has already happened.
Placed in front of the verb marker.
(Ou ja pati - you already left.)
(Ou ja sav sa - you already know that.)
Indicates something you would do, or you would have done. Usually used when a certain condition isn’t met.
(Mon té ké maché, si bòs-la pa té vini - I would have walked if the bus didn’t come.)
Contracted form of “ka alé” means “going to”
(mon k’ay desann bodlanmè - I’m going to go down by the bay/sea.)