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Popular Jamaican pastry that contains various fillings and spices such as beef, chicken or cheese that is baked in a golden yellow tinted flaky shell. In Jamaica, the patty is often paired with coco bread when being eaten.

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi woulda luv fi nyam a beef patty right now
English: I would love to eat a beef patty right now

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Saying Goodbye in Jamaican Patois

November 29, 2013

As with any other language, there are multiple ways of saying goodbye in Jamaican Patois. Some expressions are used in a formal setting while others are used in a more informal atmosphere. In a formal situation, Standard English goodbye expressions such as “goodbye” or “see you later” are acceptable. When conversing in an informal situation, more creative Jamaican Patois phrases such as the ones listed below are normally used.

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January 21, 2019

English Translation

was going to

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi wenna guh dweet
English: I was going to do it

posted by pennywise

January 20, 2019

English Translation


Example Sentences

Patois: Him areddi seh deh
English: He already said that

posted by pennywise
Cap a shot

January 17, 2019

English Translation

Bust a cap


To fire a gun

Example Sentences

Patois: Yow!! run fram deh suh, Shotta dem cap a shot.
English: Hey!! run from there, Gangsters are firing their guns

posted by JeoKingSwag
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