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1. Mawga


English Translation

Skinny


Definition

Expression use to describe someone or something that is skinny/thin. The literal translation for mawga would be “meagre”.


Example Sentences

Patois: How yu get so mawga?
English: How did you get so skinny?



posted on July 15, 2013

2. Bredren


English Translation

Brethren


Definition

Slang for anyone who is a friend or colleague.


Example Sentences

(patois) Mi bredren dem an mi ago a party tonite
(english) My friends and I are going to a party tonight



posted on April 25, 2013

3. All fruits ripe


English Translation

Everything is just great.


Definition

Jamaican expression used to state that everything is ok


Example Sentences

(patois) ”Sistren, how yu do?” all fruits ripe
(english) "Sister, how are you doing?” everything is just great



posted on April 25, 2013

4. Nuff


English Translation

many/ a lot


Example Sentences

Patois: mi nuh need nuff
English: :I don't need a lot



posted on December 22, 2017

5. Wan yai man ah king inna blind man conchry


English Translation

Be where you will be appreciated and respected.


Definition

Literally means," a one-eyed man is king in a blind man's country". It actually means, be where you will be appreciated and respected.


Example Sentences

Patois: Wan yai man ah king inna blind man conchry
English: Be where you will be appreciated and respected



posted on December 21, 2015

6. Lickkle more


English Translation

good bye


Example Sentences

Patois: Andrew: Mi ah about to touch di road now. Purng:Lickkle more den
English: Andrew: I'm about to go now. Purng:Good bye then



posted on June 12, 2015

7. Aguh


English Translation

Ago


Example Sentences

Patois: Him gone five minute aguh
English: He went five minutes ago



posted on July 22, 2019

8. Ah we still ah win


English Translation

We are still winning


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh worry bout dem, ah we still ah win
English: Don't worry about them, we are still winning



posted on August 27, 2016

9. Don dada


English Translation

General


Definition

The highest ranking boss in any activity; the most respected.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi adi don dada, mi run dem yah streets
English: I am the general, I run these streets



posted on October 21, 2013

10. Gud Mawnin


English Translation

good morning


Example Sentences

Patois: Gud mawning bredda
English: Good morning brother



posted on November 21, 2018

11. Akrass


English Translation

Across


Example Sentences

Patois: Guh akrass di road
English: Go across the road



posted on July 22, 2019

12. Mussi


English Translation

Must be


Example Sentences

(patois) Yu mussi mad!
(english) You must be mad!



posted on April 25, 2013