That's the problem with them.
An expression used to emphasize the bad habit of someone.
Patois: Dem pickney yah never like guh a skool, a dat wid them.
English: These kids never liked going to school, that's the problem with them.
A well liked female friend
Patois: Mi goodie a guh help
English: My goody is going to help
It's not the same day a leaf drops to the bottom of the water that it begins to rots
Success doesn't happen over night
The mother of a child.
(patois) She a mi baby madda.
(english) She is my baby’s mother.
To be unintelligent or stupid, idiot etc.
Patois: Yuh a dunce bat, yuh cyaa duh nuttin.
English: Your stupid, you can't do nothing.
Someone who gives up incriminating evidence on another person(snitch), usually to the police
(patois) Dem a informah
(english) They are snitches
Patois: Yuh deh guh up suh likkle more?
English: Are you going up there later?
I'm going to
Patois: A gwine cum bak tomorrow
English: I'm going to come back tomorrow
This is how we do it
Patois: A suh wi dweet, wi clothes always tun up
English: This is how we do it, our clothes are always turnt up
(patois) Sun too at, mi need a dahkahs
(english) The sun is too hot, I need a sunglass
Go down there
Patois: Nuh stop, go down there
English: Don't stop, go down there
Don't play with me
1. This is a sentence used by a person who tries to warn someone with a reckless behavior.
2. warning or trying to show someone that you don't like the way they tease or play with you.
Patois: Sistren, mi nuh like it. Nuh ramp wid mi,
English: Sister, I don't like it. Don't play with me