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1. Kin ova


English Translation

knock over


Definition

When referring to an object it means the object has spilled, toppled or fell down. When referring to a person, it means the person has collapsed, fainted or tripped


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh hear seh Miss Jones kin ova?
English: Did you hear that Miss Jones has collapsed?

Patois: Di pot kin ova!
English: The pot has spilled!



posted on February 15, 2017
2. sekkle yuhself


English Translation

Settle yourself / Humble yourself


Definition

A command to a defiant or confrontational person to calm down, mostly used to de-escalate a situation.


Example Sentences

Patois: Sekkle yuhself, yuh nuh si a fight im a luk?
English: Humble yourself, don't you see it's a fight he's looking for?



posted on February 15, 2017