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1. Wi run tings, tings nuh run wi


English Translation

We control things, things do not control us


Definition

We are in control of our own destiny


Example Sentences

Patois: It nuh matta wah dem duh, wi run tings, tings nuh run wi
English: It doesn't matter what they do, we are in control of our own destiny



posted on September 24, 2017
2. Lidung


English Translation

lay down


Example Sentences

Patois: Lidung pan yuh bak
English: Lay down on your back



posted on June 12, 2017
3. Mi nuh deh pan nutten


English Translation

Nothing is going on for me / I am not doing anything


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh deh pan nutten suh mi deh cum ova
English: Nothing is going on for me so I'm coming over



posted on June 2, 2017

4. Walk Good


English Translation

Take care


Definition

An expression used to wish good fortune and a good trip on departing travelers.


Example Sentences

Patois: Walk good and memba fi call mi wen yuh reach
English: Take care and remember to call me when you have arrived



posted on June 2, 2017
5. Bless


Definition

Whether it be 'bless', or a variation such as 'bless up' or 'blessings', or ‘highly blessed’, some Jamaicans generally greet each other in a way that says that they wish the other person peace, abundance and rest in all they do.


Example Sentences

Patois: Bless bredda, how yuh feel todeh?
English: Greetings brother, how are you feeling today?



posted on June 2, 2017