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1. a wuk


English Translation

working


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020


2. pickney dem


English Translation

kids


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020


3. difrent


English Translation

different


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh difrent
English: You're different



posted on January 10, 2020


4. Nobady


English Translation

anyone


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020


5. who


English Translation

who's


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020


6. Fone


English Translation

phone


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020




7. paat


English Translation

part


Example Sentences

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



posted on January 10, 2020


8. a tell


English Translation

telling


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi a tell yuh everyting
English: I'm telling you everything



posted on January 10, 2020


9. a tek


English Translation

taking


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a tek too lang
English: You're taking too long



posted on January 10, 2020


10. did gi


English Translation

gave


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi did gi im it
English: I gave it to him



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