Krio is a language derived from Old English mixed with several “native tongues” as well as elements of Portuguese and French. Its similarity to English makes it very easy to understand and learn. To get you started, I’ve compiled a few necessary phrases – learn these and you’ll be able to navigate Sierra Leone in no time.
Ah tell god tanki
This phrase is fairly straightforward, meaning “I give thanks to god for what I have.” So when someone asks you “how de bodi?” (how are you) or “how de day?”, if things are just dandy, you may reply “ah tell god tanki.”