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Time longa dan rope

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Definition

This encourages one to be patient and to work hard and wait until you time comes.



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Words describing People, Places and Things in Jamaican Patois

April 4, 2016

Below is a list of Jamaican Patois words you can use to expand your vocabulary and practice making conversations in patois. Stush - English Translation: Stuck up, Definition - Slang term for someone that acts superior, stuck up, conceited etc…


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mawga cow a bull muma

May 22, 2016

English Translation

A slim cow is mother to a bull.


Definition

It means one who appears or looks weak may have strong associates, who normally would fight in his defense and so never should he be mistreated or manhandled due to his weakness.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mawga cow a bull muma. Mi nuh like fi badda that old man deh caah him son a souljah
English: A person who appears weak may have strong associates. I don't like to trouble that old man because his son is a soldier.


posted by NattyCongoKalunga
bruck out

May 21, 2016

English Translation

misbehave


Definition

It means to misbehave.


Example Sentences

Patois: A wah duh yuh, my youth? Yuh a bruk out, yuh need fi behave yuhself.
English: What's the problem with you? You are misbehaving, you need to behave yourself.


posted by NattyCongoKalunga
mi neva baan wen mi madda gaan a market

May 20, 2016

English Translation

I am not stupid


Definition

It literally means "I wasn't born when my mother went to the market.". It's an expression used to mean "I am not stupid" or "I am not foolish".


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi neva born wen mi madda gaan a market, yuh cyaah draw card pan mi.
English: I am not stupid, you cannot trick me.


posted by NattyCongoKalunga
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