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1. Head a gadda wata


English Translation

Mentally challenged


Definition

A person who has a learning disability. Literal translation; his head is gathering water.


Example Sentences

Patois: Cuse mi sah,yuh pickney head a gadda wata.
English: Excuse me sir, your child has a learning disability.



posted on July 17, 2016

2. Lilly


English Translation

Little


Definition

It refers little things or small


Example Sentences

Patois: Yow Marley, wah mek yuh gimi lilly quips a bulla.
English: Hey Marley,why are you giving small portions of the cake.



posted on July 16, 2016

3. jesta


English Translation

joking / kiding


Definition

It means kiding or joking with some one.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi beg yuh,tap jesta, cah mi olda dan yuh.uzeemi!
English: Please stop joking with me because I am older than you, alright!



posted on July 16, 2016