A Guide to Speaking Belizean Kriol

If you think Belize Kriol refers to nothing more than the exotic Caribbean accent of your Belizean hosts, think again. Better yet, listen as they talk casually with each other; you’ll hear an entirely different language than the Rasta-tinted English Belizeans reserve for foreigners. While it’s a rare and dedicated foreigner who learns to speak fluent Belize Kriol, trying out a few local phrases, proverbs, and dirty words can go a long way to getting laughs and making friends.