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Jamaican Language + meaning

Known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (most loan words of Akan origin) spoken primarily in Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora; it is spoken by mostJamaicans as a native language.

 

  • I Will Be Right Back – Mi Soon Come
  • To Eat – Nyam
  • Jamaica – Jamrock, Jamdown, Yard
  • Jamaican – Yardie, Yard man
  • Friend – Bredren (male), Sistren (female)
  • Well Done – Big up, Respect
  • Excellent – Sell off, Tun up, Wicked
  • What’s up? – Wah gwaan, Whappen, Wheyu a seh?
  • Everything is good – Mi deh yah, Everytingcriss

 

 

  • See you later – Likkle more, Walk good
  • I understand – Zeen
  • Over there – Ova deh
  • What Are You Up To – WhaYuhDehPon
  • I Don’t Care – Mi NuhBiznizz
  • Jealous – Badmind
  • Step up your game – Tun Up De Ting
  • The party was good! – De Party Tun Up
  • OMG – Jeezum Pees
  • Don’t mess with me – Nuh romp wid mi
  • Move Over – Small up yuhself
  • Mix Up – PasaPasa