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Here are some of Papiamentu's question-words with examples of their usage.


who? : ken

  Ken a bati e bel? Who rang the bell?

  Ken t’ei? Who is there?


whose? : di ken (noun-like) or ken su (adjective-like)

  Di ken e sapatonan ei ta? Whose shoes are those?

  Ken su sapatonan ta blou? Whose shoes are blue? 


which? which one of several? : kua

  Kua kas ta di bo? Which house is yours?


what? : kiko, ki

  Kiko a pasa? What happened?


why? : pakiko or di kon

  Pakiko bo ta bai? Why are you going?


how? : kon


when? : kuant’or, ki ora, ki dia

  Ki ora klas ta kuminsa? When does class begin?


where? : unda

  Unda e banko di mas serka ta? Where is the nearest bank?


how much? : kuantu

  Kuantu plaka señor tin? How much money do you have, sir? 








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