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Quips

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Definition

a small portion



Example Sentences

(patois) Drop a quips a salt inna di pot
(english) Drop a pinch of salt in the pot

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July 28, 2014

Wah gwaan -English Translation - What’s going on or what’s up - Definition Pronounced as “waa gwaan”, the literal translation is “what’s going on” but when used as a greeting, it can also mean “What’s up”. Different variation of “Wah gwaan” may be used but they all have the same meaning. These include; wah deh gwaan, whatta gwaan or waguan (pronounced wa-goo-ahn)


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try a ting

February 14, 2019

English Translation

try something


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh sure how it guh, mi just a try a ting
English: I'm not sure how it is, I'm just trying something


posted by bioshatta
Big up yourself

February 14, 2019

Definition

To congratulate or give praise to yourself


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh deh gwaan gud, big up yourself
English: You're doing good, congratulate yourself


posted by bioshatta
Hot

February 11, 2019

English Translation

Hurt


Definition

Expression used to describe being hurt or feeling pain


Example Sentences

Patois: Babylon bax mi and now mi ears deh hot mi
English: The police slapped me and now my ears hurts


posted by JeoKingSwag
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