Popular Jamaican Patois Translations

The first step to understanding and learning Jamaican Patois is seeing a list of Jamaican Patois phrases and their English translations. The following is a list of popular Jamaican Patois to get you started.

Cerfiticket

Certificate

Madda

Mother

Nuh problem

No problem

Tek yuh time

Take your time

Fadda

Father

Gud munin

Good morning

Yuh sad

Are you sad

Move ova dere

Move over there

Mi sick

I'm sick

Mi single

I'm single

Nuh move

Don't move

Mi know wah yuh did

I know what you did

Mi nuh care wah dem say

I don't care what they say

Gud evenin

Good evening

Mi ah guh du it

I'll do it

Mi nuh get wah yuh mean

I don't get what you mean

Nuh wury, everythin will be alrite

Don't worry, everything will be alright

Fambily

Family

Granfadda

Grandfather

Mi happy to see yuh here

I am happy to see you here

Likkle more

See you later

Mi suh tired

I'm so tired

Swims

Shrimps

Mi cold

I am cold