Learning the Local Lingo
Although English is spoken throughout Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, learning a few words of the native tongue, Papiamento, can be fun.
Bon bini (bahn bee-nee) Welcome
Bon dia (bahn dee-a) Good morning
Bon tardi (bahn tar-dee) Good afternoon
Bon nochi (bahn no-chee) Good evening
Danki (dahn-kee) Thank you
Di nada (di nada) You're welcome
Na bo ordo (nah bo or-doe) You're welcome
Kon ta bai? (kahn tah bye) How are you?
Bon (bahn) Good/nice
Dushi (doo-shee) Sweet/sweetheart
Te otro biaha (tay oh-tro bee-ah-ha) Until next time
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