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Nek bak

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Definition

Literal translation for "nek bak" is "neck back"



Example Sentences

Patois: Di ier dem tan up pan yuh nek bak
English: The hairs stand up on the back of your neck

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Jamaican Greetings

November 6, 2013

In Jamaica, as with any other country, knowing how to greet someone is very important. In this lesson, I’ll introduce you to the different ways of greeting people like a Jamaican. As I had stated before, Jamaicans do in fact speak English, so a simple “Hello” or “How are you doing” is ok and will easily be understood. However, greeting a Jamaican in Jamaican Patois will usually make your conversation a lot smoother.


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Lidung

June 12, 2017

English Translation

lay down


Example Sentences

Patois: Lidung pan yuh bak
English: Lay down on your back


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Mi nuh deh pan nutten

June 2, 2017

English Translation

Nothing is going on for me / I am not doing anything


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh deh pan nutten suh mi deh cum ova
English: Nothing is going on for me so I'm coming over


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Walk Good

June 2, 2017

English Translation

Take care


Definition

An expression used to wish good fortune and a good trip on departing travelers.


Example Sentences

Patois: Walk good and memba fi call mi wen yuh reach
English: Take care and remember to call me when you have arrived


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