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Definitions submitted by Lionheart

1. Stamma

English Translation

Stammer / stutter


To speak in a way that is involuntary repetitious, and in some cases difficult to complete sentences due to excessive repeating of sounds.

Example Sentences

Patois: Di man ah stamma, mi cyaah undastan im.
English: The man is stuttering, I can't understand him.

posted on March 26, 2017

2. Chat mi


To be talked badly about, or to be talked downly upon

Examples: Dem ah chat mi, yuh, wi, unuh etc.

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi know seh dem ah chat mi, dat ah wah mek mi nuh par wid dem.
English: I know they are talking badly about me, that's why I don't hangout with them.

Patois: Dem ah chat yuh, dem ah nuh yuh real parrie.
English: They are talking badly about you, they are not your real friends.

posted on March 21, 2017

3. Reason


To have a conversation (to come to an understanding by having dialog).

Example Sentences

Patois: Dem ah reason, mi nuh waah badda dem.
They are having a conversation, I don't want to bother them.

posted on March 13, 2017

4. Rate


To like or admire someone or something

Example Sentences

Patois: Dem nuh rate mi gyalfren bicaw dem tink shi too stush.
English: They don't like my girlfriend because they think she's too stuck up.

Patois: Mi rate di song deh, it ah guh mek it wurlwide.
English: I like that song, it's going to make it worldwide.

posted on March 12, 2017

5. Nuh muss


Nuh muss is an expression used to show confidence in knowing something or the ability to do something

Expression of sertenty.

Example Sentences

Patois: "Yuh bredda know how fi fix di wata pipe" "Im nuh muss know how fi fix ih".
English: "Does your brother know how to fix the water pipe" "Of course he knows how to fix it."

Patois: "Yuh know mi sistah" "Mi nuh muss know yuh sistah, wi did guh skool togedda"
English: "Do you know my sister" "Of course I know your sister, we went to school together"

posted on March 10, 2017