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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