Patois: Yuh coulda cum earlia, enuh
English: You could of come earlier, you know
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.
Patois: Mi nah go bikaaz mi sick
English: I am not going because I am sick.
whose is it
Question used to ask for the owner of something.
Patois: Auufa pen dis?
English: Whose pen is it?
Someone who is very awkward or clumsy
Patois: Mi wud mek yuh hole di baby but yuh a bafan
English: I would let you hold the baby but you are too clumsy