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Wata

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Definition

a universal solvent



Example Sentences

Patois: Mi woulda like fi drink sum wata
English: I would like to drink some water

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Wen coco ripe it muss buss

September 1, 2014

English Translation

When a cocoa is ripe it will burst


Definition

Action speaks louder than words


posted by anonymous
Si mi an cum live with mi a two different thing

September 1, 2014

English Translation

To see me and come live with me are two different things


Definition

This is a warning for persons to be mindful of the choices that they make as sometimes appearance can be deceiving. This is similar to saying don’t judge a book by its cover.


posted by anonymous
Duppy know who fi frighten

September 1, 2014

English Translation

A ghost knows whom to frighten


Definition

Basically bullies know to pick on those who are least able to defend themselves


posted by anonymous
Popular Rastafarian words and phrases

September 1, 2014

Rastafarian words and phrases are a combination of English dialect and Jamaican Patois spoken primarily by Rastafarians. The Rastafarian language is actually much easier to learn than Jamaican Patois because it’s mostly a play on English words (e.g. “overstand” for “understand”,“downpress” for “oppress”,“ I-ditate” for “meditate” etc…) rather than being an entirely separate dialect as with Jamaican Patois.


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