Some Basic words in Patois

by admin on June 29, 2008

Jamaican patois is popular. It is spoken by Jamaicans and descendants of Jamaicans worldwide. Patoi is found in reggae music. If you’ve heard dancehall reggae artists, then you’ve heard patois.

Here are some basic patois words:

whaa pun – what’s happening

whaa gwaan – what’s going on

yuh drappy? – did you drop it?

ee bay seh suh – he had already said so

dash weh dat – throw that away

tekki up – pick it up

sidung desso – sit right there

let aff sih’n pah mi – give me (money, food etc.)

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Ras Samini Kumfu May 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm

i wish to learn the patois language and to visit jamaican one day. JAH RASTAFARI. BLESSED .

samanda June 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm

well jamica is a wonderfull place to go to theres the beach chilling out over people are very friendly try it one day

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