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1. Prento


English Translation

Novice


Definition

Someone who is very inexperience


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh cyaah hangle dat, yuh a prento
English: You can't handle that, you're a novice



posted on January 18, 2017
2. A suh mi tan


English Translation

That's the way I am


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nah change, a suh mi tan
English: I'm not changing, that's the way I am



posted on January 13, 2017
3. Shitstem


English Translation

Corrupt System


Definition

Rastafarian lingo used to refer to a corrupt system. The term was coined by Reggae singer Peter Tosh


Example Sentences

Patois: Di shitstem nah duh nutten fi poor people
English: The corrupt system isn't doing anything for poor people



posted on January 13, 2017

4. If yuh cyaah ketch Quaco, yuh ketch him shut


English Translation

If you can’t catch Quaco, you will catch his shirt


Definition

If the person that is wanted escapes, then vengeance may be taken upon his relatives or friends



posted on January 3, 2017
5. Ova Dweet


English Translation

Excessive / over do it


Definition

To do more than is necessary


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh neva haffi drink suh much, yuh deh ova dweet
English: You didn't have to drink so much, you're being excessive



posted on January 2, 2017


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