PATIOS

Learn to pronounce some of the most frequently used JAMAICAN Dialect (Patois – Pat-wahz) today

spelt ‘patois’. (pronounced: ‘pat- wahz’)

Patios                                                       In English

“Whey yuh deh?”……………………………….”Where are you?”

“likkle lata”………………………………………..”see you soon.”

“whaa gha lang?”………………………………..what’s going on?”

“waapen?”………………………………………….”what’s up?”

“hey.”…………………………………………………..”Hi”

“yeah man”………………………………………….”yes”

“no man”……………………………………………..”no”

“come yah.”…………………………………………”come here”

“me nah ramp wid yuh ih noh.”………………”Am not playing with you”

“tek it easy.”……………………………………….”alright, cool”

“wey yah go?”…………………………………………”where are you going?”

“guh wey”………………………………………….,…..”go away”

“yow my yute”…………………………………………..”you boy”

“me hav dis”……………………………………………” I have this”

“What a gwaan”………………………………………”What’s up”

” A dat dem fi know.”……………………………….”that is what they should know.”

“Awhoe.”…………………………………………………”Oh.”

“Me nah leggo.”…………………………………….”Am not letting go.”

likkle moo……………………………………………..later

“me naw come enoh”……………………………….”I’m not coming”

“see you likkle more”………………………………”See you later.”

“my yute”………………………………………………”Dude.”

“hey yow”……………………………………………..”Hi.”

“Whey yuh seh?”……………………………………”what are you saying”

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