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To (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something)

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi realli waah dem fi know seh mi deh here
English: I want them to know that I am here

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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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Wi run tings, tings nuh run wi

September 24, 2017

English Translation

We control things, things do not control us


We are in control of our own destiny

Example Sentences

Patois: It nuh matta wah dem duh, wi run tings, tings nuh run wi
English: It doesn't matter what they do, we are in control of our own destiny

posted by anonymous
Oversize Mampie

September 14, 2017

English Translation

Large/fat woman


A very large woman

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh think di oversize mampie can fit inna di car
English: I don't think the fat woman can fit in the car

posted by scott.juse.7774

June 12, 2017

English Translation

lay down

Example Sentences

Patois: Lidung pan yuh bak
English: Lay down on your back

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