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1. Sedway


English Translation

Same way


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi dweet di sedway
English: I did it the same way



posted on June 21, 2020


2. Deh Joke


English Translation

kidding


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh muss deh joke
English: You must be joking



posted on June 19, 2020


3. chat


English Translation

talked


Example Sentences

Patois: Him chat wid dem
English: He talked with them



posted on June 19, 2020


4. Spen


English Translation

spend


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh need fi spen more time wid mi
English: You need to spend more time with me



posted on June 19, 2020


5. Ooman dem


English Translation

women


Example Sentences

Patois: Weh di ooman dem?
English: Where are the women?



posted on June 19, 2020


6. orda


English Translation

order


Example Sentences

Patois: Get eh inna orda
English: Get it in order



posted on June 19, 2020




7. A si


English Translation

seeing


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi a si yuh
English: I’m seeing you



posted on June 19, 2020


8. A gi


English Translation

giving


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh keep a gi eh
English: You keep giving it



posted on June 19, 2020


9. powa


English Translation

power


Example Sentences

Patois: Wi need more powa
English: We need more power



posted on June 19, 2020


10. sen


English Translation

send


Example Sentences

Patois: Sen more cum now
English: Send more come now



posted on June 19, 2020


11. a play


English Translation

playing


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a play with fire
English: You’re playing with fire



posted on June 19, 2020


12. dead


English Translation

died


Example Sentences

Patois: Wen madda dead, everyting change
English: When mother died, everything change



posted on June 19, 2020