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The language spoken in Jamaica is Jamaican Creole, otherwise known as Patios which is broken English.

Phrases and words to know:

  • To eat - Nyam
  • I will be right back- Mi Soon Come
  • Jamaica - Jamrock, Jamtown, Yard
  • Jamaican - Yardie, Yard man
  • Friend - Bredren (male) Sistren (female)
  • Well Done - Big up, Respect
  • Excellent - Sell off, Tun up, Wicked
  • What's up? - Wah gwaan, Whappen, Whe yuh a seh?
  • Everything is good - Mi deh yah, Everyting criss
  • See you later - Likkle more, Walk good
  • I understand - Zeen
  • Over there - Ova deh
  • What are you up to - Wha Yuh Deh Pon
  • I Don't Care - Mi nuh Biznizz
  • Jealous - Badmind
  • Step up your game- Tun Up De Ting
  • The party was good! - De Party Tun Up
  • OMG - Jeezum Pees
  • Don't mess with me - Nuh romp wid mi
  • Move Over - Small up yuhself
  • Mix Up - Pasa Pasa

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