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1. 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

2. Enuh


English Translation

You know


Definition

An interjection, often used to point out something that your conversation partner doesn't know, but should


Example Sentences

Patois: Fram yestideh mi a wuk, mi tiad enuh
English: I’ve been working since yesterday, I’m tired you know



posted on September 24, 2013

3. Infahmah


English Translation

Informer


Definition

Someone who gives up incriminating evidence on another person(snitch), usually to the police


Example Sentences

(patois) Dem a informah
(english) They are snitches



posted on April 25, 2013

4. bad man wagon


English Translation

BMW


Definition

Slang term for a bmw motor vehicle


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem yah gyal yah only drive inna bad man wagon
English: These girls only drive in BMWs



posted on April 7, 2014

5. Wat a guh dung


English Translation

What's happening


Definition

Literal translation - "What's going down?"


Example Sentences

Patois: Wat a guh dung a di paati tomorrow?
English: What's happening at the party tomorrow?



posted on September 21, 2015

6. A nuh same day leaf drop a wata battam it rotten


English Translation

It's not the same day a leaf drops to the bottom of the water that it begins to rots


Definition

Success doesn't happen over night



posted on July 14, 2019

7. Chalwa


English Translation

Chalice


Definition

A type of smoking pipe mainly used as Rasta rites.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi wah fi load up di chalwa
English: I want to load up the Chalice



posted on June 10, 2022

8. I-sire


English Translation

desire


Definition

Rastafarian term for desire


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh man kno mi I-sire pon dis worl
English: No man knows my desire on this world.



posted on February 16, 2019

9. Yes i


English Translation

Greetings


Definition

Used in the state of greeting someone


Example Sentences

Patois: Yes I Breda man
English: Greetings Brother



posted on June 26, 2022

10. Fullness


English Translation

Complete


Definition

Used to describe something completed to it's highest degree of perfection


Example Sentences

Patois: Give thanks and praises for the fullness in the scriptures for it gives I N I strength to overcome evil
English: I am grateful for the completeness in the scriptures for it gives me strength to overcome evil



posted on October 1, 2017