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.



Mi have time

I have time

Mi at home

I'm at home



Nuh be shy

Don't be shy

Mi ah guh du it

I'll do it




Give me

Likkle more

See you later

Yuh gwine dweet

Are going to do it

Mi neva know wah to say

I didn't know what to say

Let mi inna de house

Let me in the house

Mi comin

I am coming

Yuh serious

Are you serious

Mi need yuh

I need you

Nuh move

Don't move

Mi know wah yuh did

I know what you did

Mi cold

I am cold

Nuh problem

No problem

Mi readin

I'm reading



Mi nuh get wah yuh mean

I don't get what you mean

Weh yuh goin

Where are you going

Weh yuh cuk fa dinna tonite.

What did you cook for dinner tonight.