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.
You loss O
If you’ve been up country for a bit and haven’t seen a friend for a while, they may tell you “you loss o” up returning. You must reassure them “ah dey” (I’m here) so they know you still care.