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Awoah

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Definition

Exclamation used to affirm or acknowledge a statement



Example Sentences

Patois: Awoah! Mi finally undastan wah yuh deh talk bout
English: Oh! I finally understand what you are talking about

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widin

December 2, 2014

English Translation

within


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh affi luk widin yuh selk if yuh waah fi mek a change
English: You have to look within yourself if you want to make a change


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dees

December 2, 2014

English Translation

these


Example Sentences

Patois: Dees are sum serious times
English: These are some serious times


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woulda

December 2, 2014

Definition

would have


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi woulda cum earliah but mi did busy
English: I would have come earlier but I was busy


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Things Jamaican Parents Say

October 11, 2014

Like most Caribbean parents, growing up with Jamaican parents is a very unique experience. Jamaican parents by nature are very strict and normally won’t hesitate to resort to a good old fashioned flogging if have the overwhelming urge to act rebellious or ill-mannered. From early childhood, Jamaican Parents urge their children to excel academically and athletically and also encourage them to be discerning in regards to the company they keep.


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