(patois) Yow, Mark deh bout?
(english) Hey, is Mark nearby?
So you want to learn how to speak like a Jamaican? Maybe you have Jamaican family members or friends and have a very difficult time understanding their thick accent, maybe you are a fan of reggae music and would like to know what those awesome sounding lyrics actually mean, or maybe you just want to know how to speak like a Jamaican because let’s face it, it looks and sounds pretty impressive.
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