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1. Carry Belly


English Translation

Harbouring negative feelings for someone


Definition

Used to describe a situation where someone harbours negative feelings for you (hate, jealousy, envy, etc).


Example Sentences

Patois: Fi alla oo a carry belly fi mi, low mi.
English: For all those who hate me, leave me alone.



posted on April 5, 2020


2. loud up di thing


Definition

To expose someone's dirty or bad business


Example Sentences

Patois: My yute, why u waah loud up di thing?
English: Dude, why do you want to expose me?



posted on February 13, 2020


3. bait up di thing


Definition

to set someone up for a downfall or cause disappointment or embarrassment


Example Sentences

Patois: A bait yuh a bait up d ting enuh
English: You are causing problems for me, you know



posted on February 13, 2020


4. Luv yuh


English Translation

Love you


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi luv yuh suh much
English: I love you so much



posted on February 1, 2020


5. a wuk


English Translation

working


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a wuk haad
English: You're working hard



posted on January 10, 2020


6. pickney dem


English Translation

kids


Example Sentences

Patois: Di pickney dem a sleep
English: The kids are asleep



posted on January 10, 2020




7. Nobady


English Translation

anyone


Example Sentences

Patois: Nobady in deh?
English: Is anyone in there?



posted on January 10, 2020


8. who


English Translation

who's


Example Sentences

Patois: Who deh cum?
English: Who's coming?



posted on January 10, 2020


9. Fone


English Translation

phone


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh hav mi fone?
English: Do you have my phone?



posted on January 10, 2020


10. paat


English Translation

part


Example Sentences

Patois: A natural paat a life
English: A natural part of life



posted on January 10, 2020


11. A mek


English Translation

making


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a mek it wuss
English: You're making it worse



posted on January 10, 2020


12. fren dem


English Translation

friends


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi an mi fren dem a guh
English: Me and my friends are going



posted on January 10, 2020