Word: Douvan

Definition: in front of, before

Pronunciation: “do” as in do and “vah” as in value

Part of Speech: preposition, adverb

So far we’ve learned five words:

Wavèt + pa + ni + padon + douvan = cockroach + no + have + pardon + in front of

Until Next Time… Be Well,

Celebrating a Natural. Beautiful. You.

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