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.

Why am mi still here

Why am i still here

Granmadda

Grandmother

Cerfiticket

Certificate

Gimme

Give me

Mi nuh like schul

I don't like school

Wedda

Weather

Mi readin

I'm reading

Mi have time

I have time

Mi nuh care wah dem say

I don't care what they say

Mi like yuh

I like you

Mi wah yuh luv beg!

I want your love please!

Did guh

Went

Mi ah guh du it

I'll do it

Granfadda

Grandfather

Nuh move

Do not move

Move ova dere

Move over there

Mi happy to see yuh here

I am happy to see you here

Mi nuh know wah yuh mean

I don't know what you mean

Mi know wah yuh did

I know what you did

Mi need yuh

I need you

Mi nuh care wah happens

I don't care what happens

Mi suh tired

I'm so tired

Mi starvin

I'm starving

Yuh miss mi

Did you miss me