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isis

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Definition

Commending and hailing someone for a good deed.



Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nah guh stap giv isis to Jah
English: I'm not going to stop giving praises to the Lord

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Wat a guh dung

October 28, 2014

English Translation

What's happening?


Definition

What's happening? Is there any action afoot or are you doing anything exciting today? etc…


Example Sentences

Patois: Wat a guh dung, di party still on fi tonite?
English: What's happening, is the party still on for tonight?


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Tek liberty Wid

October 28, 2014

Definition

Disrespect someone, to be rude to another.


Example Sentences

Patois: Eva since him get him new job, him always deh try tek liberty wid mi
English: Ever since he got is new job, he’s always disrespecting me


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Yuh too nuff

October 28, 2014

English Translation

You are too full of yourself


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh too nuff, mi neva ask fi yuh opinion
English: You are too full of yourself, I didn’t ask for your opinion


posted by anonymous
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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