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.
Usai you been do dem bad bad bad tings
This expression was used often during the Truth and Reconciliation Committee after the war. In short, it means “where did you commit those atrocities?”