Here are a few common terms for negotiating prices in Haitian Creole. Much of Haiti still deals in open air or sidewalk markets. Prices are often negotiated, especially if they thing you are not native to the area. It’s always best to trust a local friend to negotiate the price while you wait out of sight, because foreigners (blan) always get a markup.
Machande – Merchant
Negwosye – Negotiate
Fè pri – Make Price
Pi bon – Good Price
Bon mache – Not Expensive / Cheap
Chè – Too Expensive
Pa Chè – Not Expensive
Be sure to watch our video and explanation of the Haitian money system.