Saturday, April 9, 2016

Day 2368 - The Language of Aruba

Do you speak Papiamento?

This is the beach side view of the Marriott hotel in Aruba
Apparently the Aruban language of Papiamento is derived from both African and Portuguese with influences from American Indian, English, Dutch and Spanish.

Wow! That's complex.

Here are a few words that might help you out if ever you find yourself in Aruba:

  • Con Bai? - How are you?
  • Masha Danki - Thank you
  • Mi ta feliz - I am happy
  • Bon Dia - Good Morning
  • Bon Tardi - Good Afternoon
  • Bon Nochi - Good Evening

I love that they've included the phrase "Mi ta feliz" in this list.  It makes me happy.  I'm going to make sure I take that particular piece of Papiamento home with me.

Happy Saturday! I hope you are happy. 

Thanks to Verizon for including the information in our welcome to Aruba letter.  

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To find out more about my Aruban adventure click here.

Don't forget the Lovin' Life Linky goes live right here every Sunday at 8.30am.  I'd love to see you there!


  1. Loving your updates from Aruba, Leanne! Looks like you're both have a lovely and well deserved break.

    SSG xxx

  2. Masha danki for a great informative post:) Looks like a great beach too.

    mainy - myrealfairy


  3. Love that I am happy is in the essential phases - definitely shows a different outlook on life. Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo x


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