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Da one deh

- Word of the Day

Definition

Simply means "that" or "that one"



Example Sentences

Patois: Gi mi da one deh
English: Give me that one

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How to Respond to Greetings in Jamaican Patois

November 12, 2013

In this lesson we will be discussing the different types of responses to various Jamaican Greetings. If you haven’t already, please view the previous lesson on Jamaican Greetings before continuing. A few of the greetings responses I’ve listed below might have different meanings when not used in a greeting context so I’ve also listed their literal translation when they are not being used as a greeting.


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bumaye bumaya

June 20, 2018

Definition

An expression of greeting. Could also used in the context of telling someone you agree with them and others as well.


Example Sentences

Patois: Bumaye bumaya, mi nuh matta dem, caah di hittey-tittey and di zutopeng a go die same way.
English: Greetings greetings, I don't care about them because the rich and classy and the poor will die.


posted by CongoKalungaGangalee
tawk up di tings dem

June 18, 2018

English Translation

Say them as they are.


Definition

Say them as they are.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi a tawk up e tings dem, my Yute... a neva a guh tell nuh lie.
English: I am saying them as they are, my boy... I will never tell a lie.


posted by CongoKalungaGangalee
zum

June 18, 2018

English Translation

whip!


Definition

To move past something at a high speed


Example Sentences

Patois: Di kyar just go so zum, him gaan!
English: The car just whipped passed, there, he is gone.


posted by CongoKalungaGangalee
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