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.

Weh yuh cuk fa dinna tonite.

What did you cook for dinner tonight.

Swims

Shrimps

Yuh sad

Are you sad

Mi sick

I'm sick

Weh yuh goin

Where are you going

Weh yuh

Where are you

Fadda

Father

Yuh mad

Are you mad

Mi wah yuh luv beg!

I want your love please!

Wedda

Weather

Mi think suh

I think so

Mi nuh know wah yuh mean

I don't know what you mean

Fambily

Family

Mi have time

I have time

Let mi inna de house

Let me in the house

Mi believe yuh

I believe you

Mi nuh like schul

I don't like school

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

Mi ah guh make yuh happy

I'll make you happy

Nuh be shy

Don't be shy

Mi neva know wah to say

I didn't know what to say

Yuh know who he is

Do you know who he is