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How yuh stay

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As a greeting, this expression means “How are you” however the literal translation is “What’s your status”.

Example Sentences

Patois: How yuh stay? Mi haven seen yuh in a while
English: How are you? I haven’t seen you in a while

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Overview of the Jamaican Language

July 21, 2013

When asking about the Jamaican Language, many persons are referring to Jamaican Patios, an English-lexified creole language spoken by the majority of Jamaicans locally or internationally. Jamaican Patois (or Creole) is a combination of an English based Creole language and West African based languages.

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December 30, 2017

English Translation

matter of fact


a phrase that is used to make emphasis

Example Sentences

Patois: Fram bifuo creation, Di wod did de bout, matarafak, Di wod a did Gad.
English: From before creation, the word was around, as a matter of fact, the word was God.

posted by Binghibwoy

December 15, 2017

English Translation

proud of


To be in a happy mood ,to feel proud of a thing ,to be boastful over a thing

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi feel prouda mi son caah im nevah fail di intaview
English: I am feeling proud of my son because he didn't failed the interview

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October 1, 2017

English Translation

From the heart


Used to describe vibrations from the heart

Example Sentences

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

posted by RasTomeye
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