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1. Wah sweet nanny goat ago run him belly


English Translation

What tastes good to a goat will later upset his stomach


Definition

This suggests that the things that seem fine to you now can hurt you later.



posted on September 1, 2014

2. Everyweh mi tun makka juk mi


English Translation

Everywhere I turn, I'm poked by torns


Definition

Everywhere I go, I encounter obstacles



posted on October 1, 2019

3. Earthstrong


English Translation

Birthday


Example Sentences

Patois: Happy Earthstrong mi bredah
English: Happy birthday my brother



posted on May 20, 2018

4. Wah do dem


English Translation

What’s wrong with them


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah do dem? Everything mi duh dem hav a problem wid
English: What’s wrong with them? Everything I do they have a problem with



posted on April 19, 2014

5. Claat


English Translation

cloth


Definition

a cloth which can be used to make a dress


Example Sentences

Patois: Him go use a claat
English: He is going to use a cloth



posted on June 8, 2015

6. Skoolah


English Translation

schooler


Example Sentences

Patois: Di skoolah dem nah act rite
English: The schoolers aren't acting right



posted on October 6, 2019

7. 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

8. boonoonoonoos


English Translation

sweetheart


Definition

someone special


Example Sentences

Patois: Him a mi boonoonoonoos
English: He's my sweetheart



posted on April 3, 2019

9. Deh


English Translation

together


Definition

Two people in a relationship together


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi neva know seh Cristine and yuh did deh
English: I did not know that Cristine and you were together



posted on September 21, 2015

10. Man a Gallis


English Translation

I'm a player


Definition

Slang expression used to state that one is skilled at manipulating and seducing women.


Example Sentences

Patois: Man a gallis, mi hav gal inna every location weh mi guh
English: I'm a player, I have girls in every location that I go



posted on January 30, 2014

11. Taament


English Translation

Torment


Example Sentences

Patois: Afta years a taament, she finally leff har husband
English: After years of torment, she finally left her husband



posted on September 24, 2013

12. Vampaya


English Translation

Vampire


Definition

Someone who declares himself Rastafarian but don't care about the rules of the Rastafari.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh like dem vampaya.
English: I don't like the ones who don't care about Rastafari rules.

Patois: Bun dung all a di vampaya.
English: Burn all of the people who breaches Rastafari rules.



posted on April 2, 2017