Popular Jamaican pastry that contains various fillings and spices such as beef, chicken or cheese that is baked in a golden yellow tinted flaky shell. In Jamaica, the patty is often paired with coco bread when being eaten.
Patois: Mi woulda luv fi nyam a beef patty right now
English: I would love to eat a beef patty right now
As with any other language, there are multiple ways of saying goodbye in Jamaican Patois. Some expressions are used in a formal setting while others are used in a more informal atmosphere. In a formal situation, Standard English goodbye expressions such as “goodbye” or “see you later” are acceptable. When conversing in an informal situation, more creative Jamaican Patois phrases such as the ones listed below are normally used.
was going to
Patois: Mi wenna guh dweet
English: I was going to do it
Patois: Him areddi seh deh
English: He already said that
Bust a cap
To fire a gun
Patois: Yow!! run fram deh suh, Shotta dem cap a shot.
English: Hey!! run from there, Gangsters are firing their guns