As a greeting, this expression means “How are you” however the literal translation is “What’s your status”.
Patois: How yuh stay? Mi haven seen yuh in a while
English: How are you? I haven’t seen you in a while
When asking about the Jamaican Language, many persons are referring to Jamaican Patios, an English-lexified creole language spoken by the majority of Jamaicans locally or internationally. Jamaican Patois (or Creole) is a combination of an English based Creole language and West African based languages.
matter of fact
a phrase that is used to make emphasis
Patois: Fram bifuo creation, Di wod did de bout, matarafak, Di wod a did Gad.
English: From before creation, the word was around, as a matter of fact, the word was God.
To be in a happy mood ,to feel proud of a thing ,to be boastful over a thing
Patois: Mi feel prouda mi son caah im nevah fail di intaview
English: I am feeling proud of my son because he didn't failed the interview
From the heart
Used to describe vibrations from the heart
Patois: Yes Ras , strictly heartical vibes last night well crucial inna di dance Iyah !
English: Yes Rasta, strictly good vibes last night was well needed in the dance