Patois: Di crowd dema halla wen I manna perform pon di stage
English: The crowd are screaming when I'm performing on the stage
Rastafarian words and phrases are a combination of English dialect and Jamaican Patois spoken primarily by Rastafarians. The Rastafarian language is actually much easier to learn than Jamaican Patois because it’s mostly a play on English words (e.g. “overstand” for “understand”,“downpress” for “oppress”,“ I-ditate” for “meditate” etc…) rather than being an entirely separate dialect as with Jamaican Patois.
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
Used to describe something completed to it's highest degree of perfection
Patois: Give thanks and praises for the fullness in the scriptures for it gives I N I strength to overcome evil
English: I am grateful for the completeness in the scriptures for it gives me strength to overcome evil
Greatness , very good , sweet or worthy
Used to describe something pleasing to oneself or something of goodness to be described
Patois: Yes! Reggae Dj Ras Tom Eye will be spinning crucial Classic cuts tonight in Negril, cum mek wi guh deh it will be total niceness guaranteed .
English: Yes! Reggae Dj Ras Tom Eye will be playing crucial classic songs tonight in Negril, come let us go there, it will be total greatness guaranteed