Jamaican Patois (Patwa) for Dummies.

Jamaica’s official language is English, but a largely spoken language called Jamaican Patwa is used by many of the Jamaican citizens. I’m going to teach some phrases you need to know before going on a vacation to the Jamaican paradise.

What’s up———————————————Wah Gwaan
I’m here———————————————–Mi deh yah
How are you——————————————-A weh yuh deh pan
What are you up to————————————-A weh yah gwaan wid
Good Morning—————————————–Mawnin
I forgive you/I am good———————————Every-ting kris
I didn’t do it——————————————–Mi neva dweet
It wasn’t me——————————————–Ahh nuh me
This girl is very hot—————————————Dah gal yah hot
Parking lot———————————————-Car-park
It is my phone——————————————-Ah fimmmy phone
Can I have your number———————————Mek mi get yuh numba nuh
Why you ask so much questions————————-Wah mek yuh ask suh much questi-on fah
I don’t feel right——————————————Mi nuh feel right
Why does he drives my car so much———-A wah mek him ahh drive up-drive up mi cyar suh
I need a drink of beer————————————Me need fi full up pon sum red stripe
Stop eating my food—————————————Top nyam off mi food
Get away from here—————————————-Gweh from yah suh
God is on my side——————————————Jah deh pon mi side
What are they doing—————————————–Weh dem a do
I’m going to get my friends together————————–Mi ago link up mi friend dem
They are coming———————————————Mi ah come
I am walking————————————————Mi ah walk
Come here————————————————–Come yah
Yeah man—————————————————-Yeh mon
Do something————————————————-Do suh uhm nuh
I am going to punch you in you face——————————-Mi ago tump yuh inna yuh face
I am a girls man———————————————–Mi ahh gyallis
Mixed people/Indians—————————————–Cooly
Gangster——————————————————Shotta/Gyangsta
Play the song—————————————————Play di chune
Take it easy man———————————————–Eazy nuh man
It’s nothing—————————————————–Ah nutting
Weed———————————————————-Spliff, highgrade, ganja, herb…
It’s ok———————————————————–No problem mon
You act like you are better than everybody else——————Yuh too gwaany-gwaany
Move your butt————————————————–Guh cotch yuh batty
It’s time for bed————————————————–Ah time fi guh wul ahh sleep
Im watching tv—————————————————Mi ah watch tv
Highway———————————————————Motorway
The party is awesome——————————————–Di pawty mad
Stop farting all over the place————————————-Stop poop up di place
Im on my way—————————————————Mi soon come
He is a thief——————————————————Im a teef
It’s so dorn hot—————————————————It hot nuh fenneh
I want to go home———————————————–Mi waan guh wome
I’m sick of this————————————————Mi sick ah dis
What are you doing?—————————————–Ah weh yaaah do?
Gay/Fag/Homo———————————————-Battybwoy/Chi-chi man
Who do you think you are talking to?———————–Ah who yuh tink yaaah talk to?
I am eating——————————————————Mi ah eat
I am a true Jamaican——————————————-Mi ahhh yaaady
Where are you going?—————————————–Ahhh weh yaaahhh guh?