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?

At 117, Jamaican woman likely just became world’s oldest

DUANVALE, Jamaica (AP) — Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month.On Saturday, she is believed to have become the world’s oldest living person following the death of Emma Morano of Italy, born Nov. 29, 1899.

Brown told The Associated Press she is surprised but grateful to have lived this long.

“This is what God has given me, so I have to take it — long life,” Brown said in an interview in her home in the town of Duanvale.

Brown is considered to be the oldest person in the world with credible birth documentation, according to Robert Young, director of the supercentenarian research and database division at Gerontology Research Group, a network of volunteer researchers into the world’s oldest people. Its website says she was born on March 10, 1900.

Brown has not yet been declared the world’s oldest by Guinness World Records, considered to be the official arbiter of the oldest person title but Guinness depends heavily on Young’s group. Young said he has met Brown and examined her birth certificate, which was issued by the British authorities who governed Jamaica at the time of her birth.

“She’s the oldest person that we have sufficient documentation for at this time,” Young said.

Jamaica’s prime minister congratulated Brown on Twitter.

Guinness said it was researching a number of candidates for the new world’s oldest person title.

“It can be a uniquely complex and sometimes lengthy process,” Guinness spokeswoman Elizabeth Montoya said. “There is no confirmation of a new title holder until our thorough processes are complete.”

Brown has two caregivers and spends most of the day resting in the home she shares with her 97-year-old son. She is able to sit up by herself and walk short distances. And while she is hard of hearing, she offered swift, complete responses to questions about her life and family.

The secret to long life is hard work, she said.

“I was a cane farmer. I would do every work myself,” she said. “I worked, me and my husband, over that hill.”

She also credited her Christian faith for her long life.

“I’ve done nearly everything at the church,” she said. “I spent all my time in the church. I like to sing. I spent all my time in the church from a child to right up,” to today, she said.

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Roll The Perfect Jamaican Spliff

This is how to roll the perfect Jamaican spliff. You can also call it “how to roll the perfect joint” but in Jamaica our preference is to roll a spliff.

Remember if you want to fully understand how to roll the perfect joint (or spliff), just like mastering anything in life; it takes practice. So follow the instructions in the video and practice rolling the perfect Jamaican spliff and go impress all your friends with your rolling skills.

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Ali gets the keys to the city in 1974

Muhammad Ali came to Jamaica in December of 1974 as a member of a delegation of the Nation of Islam headed by Min James Muhammad, the younger brother of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad. Also in the delegation was Min. Lewis Farrakhan. The group took a one-month tour of Jamaica as guests of Prime Minister Michael Manley. Muhammad Ali received the keys of the city in Kingston at Jamaican National Stadium. Ali died at the age of 74 on June 3rd, 2016, after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ali was known for his athletic prowess and legendary way with words. He converted to Islam in the early 1960s and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. Even as his health worsened over the years, Ali remained a symbol of courage, strength and conscience who was able to communicate across all barriers, including those of race and religion. A funeral service for Muhammad Ali will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Jamaican Money new and old

 

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WHAT IS JAMAICA ?

Jamaica is ‘Rum and Red Stripe.’
Jamaica is ‘Kola Champagne & Manish Water.’
Jamaica is ‘Jerk Pork, Scotch Bonnet peppa, Hardough Bread, FryFish&Bammy, Coco Bread & Patty’.

Jamaica is ‘Cornmeal Dumplin, Dasheen, Yam, Coco , Ackee & SaltFish, Black Mango, Star Apple, ‘Doouckunu, Dip-an-Fall-Back, Run-dung.’
Jamaica is ‘Bulla-an-Pear, Totoe , SaltFish Fritters, Peppa shrimps, Blue draws, Roast breadfruit and Corn-pork.’
Jamaica is ‘Escoviche fish, Oxtail, Tripe and beans.’

Jamaica is ‘Jackfruit, Juneplum, Naseberry, ‘Tinking-toe, Ginep and Hogplum.’
Jamaica is ‘Mint Balls, Bustamante-backbone, Paradise plum, Asham, Drops, Gizzada, and Grater cake.’
Jamaica is ‘Bun and cheese , Sorrel and Rum cake.’
Jamaica is ‘Miss Lou’
Jamaica is ‘Anancy and Big Boy stories.’
Jamaica is ‘GRANDMARKET NIGHT!’
Jamaica is ‘Irie, Nyabingi, Boogooyaga, Leggobeast, Boo-noo-noo-nous’

Jamaica is ‘Dandy Shandy, playing Ludo and a ‘quick six of Dominoes.’

Jamaica is ‘Ital stew, Strong-Back-an-Cheny- Root, Irish Mosh, Cirsee or Herb Tea, Castor oil at the end of summerand Senna and Salts.’
Jamaica is ‘Blouse and skirt!, Kin-Puppa-Lick!,
Rhattid!, Blough-wow!, Geeze-u-wiz ! Gouzum!’

Jamaica is ‘Cool runnings, cease and sekkle, haul-an-pull-up and ’nuff respeck.’
Jamaica is ‘Suck-suck and sky-juice.’
Jamaica is ‘Wi likkle but wi tal-a-wah!’
Jamaica is ‘Wey yu a sey?, What a gwan? Whappen? & How it a go?’
Jamaica is ‘bull-buck & duppy conqueror’
Jamaica is ‘Zinc fence and gully water.’
Jamaica is ‘Stop de cow bawlng eena de place.’
Jamaica is ‘Whateva sweet yu gwine sour yu!’
Jamaica is ‘Weh yu nuh kibba yu mout?’
Jamaica is ‘A hell-an-powdah-house dung ya tiday.’
Jamaica is ‘Nu mek mi spit, an it dry up before yu cum back’
Jamaica is ‘Blouse an’ skirt’, and ‘Kiss mi neck back’.

JAMAICA IS EVERYTHING AND MUCH MUCH MORE. – JAMAICA LAND WE LOVE !!
IF YOUR HEART SMILES WHEN YOU READ THIS …YOU’RE DEFINITELY A TRUE JAMAICAN.