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1. Nuh


English Translation

no


Definition

nuh sad story

no bad news


Example Sentences

Patois: nuh sad story
English: no bad news



posted on June 15, 2015

2. Downpression


English Translation

Oppression


Definition

Rastafarian slang for oppression. This is derived from the Rastafarian play on words which is said to remove all the power that negative words such as “oppression” has over ones soul. Oppression is changed to downpression because oppression keeps a man down instead of lifting him up.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi tiad adi downpression, Mi need a change
English: I’m tired of the oppression, I need a change



posted on November 19, 2013

3. Suh


English Translation

So


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah mek im suh bright, him waah move inna mi house widout permission
English: Why is he so rude, he wanted to move into my house without permission



posted on October 2, 2013

4. Mi Luv Yuh


English Translation

I Love You


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh tink yuh know oomuch mi luv yuh.
English: I don't think you know how much I love you



posted on December 28, 2013

5. Taak


English Translation

Talk


Definition

To speak or communicate between people.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh taak tu mi fren in ah lang time.
English: I haven't talked to my friend in a long time.



posted on February 22, 2017

6. Chimmy


English Translation

Chamber pot


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah believe seh yuh still a used chimmy inna dis day an age
English: I can’t believe that you’re still using a chamber pot in this day and age



posted on April 25, 2014