A collection of advantageous phrases in Jamaican, one English-based creole with influences from language of West and central Africa talked mainly in Jamaica.

Note: over there is no standard method of order Jamaican, and there are different ways that writing plenty of words.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to much more than one person).


expression Jimiekn / Patwah (Jamaican)
Welcome Welcome
Hello (General greeting) Ello Hail increase Waa gwaan? (What's walk on?) Gud day
Hello (on phone)
How room you? Waa gwaan? (What's walk on?) Wat a guh dung? (What's walk down?) Weh yuh a seh? (What room you saying?) how yuh stay? (How's your status?) Howdeedo? (How perform you do?) exactly how yu feeling?
Reply come 'How space you?' Everyting criss Everyting chef an curry All fruit ripe Mi deh yah, everyting criss Everyting cris n curri Mi irie
Long time no see A lengthy time mi nuh si yuh
What's her name? Wah yuh name?
My name is ... Mi name ...
Where are you from? Frah wha pawt yuh deh?
I'm indigenous ... Mi deh ...
Pleased to satisfy you Nice fi accomplish yuh
Good morning (Morning greeting) Gud mawnin
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting)
Good night (Evening greeting) Gud night Gud evenling
Good night Gud nite
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Mi gaan (I'm gone) Likkle much more Likkle more den Inna di morrows (In the tomorrows) walk good
Good luck! Gud luck
Cheers! great Health! (Toasts supplied when drinking)
Have a pretty day
Bon appetit / have a nice meal
Bon trip / have actually a an excellent journey
Yes Yes Yah Yeh
No No
Maybe
I don't know Mi nuh nuo
I understand Zeen Mi undastan Mi ovastaan
I don't understand Mi nuh undastand
Please speak much more slowly
Please say the again
Please compose it down
Do friend speak English? Do yuh speak english?
Do friend speak Jamaican? Do yuh speak Patwah? Yuh know how fi conversation Patwah?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak come me in Jamaican
How perform you speak ... In Jamaican?
Excuse me Jus a indigenous Beg yuh pass (Can ns pass?)
How lot is this? Oomuch fi dis?
Sorry Hush
Please A beg yuh
Thank you Tanks Thenk yuh
Reply to say thanks to you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Weh ah de bawtroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay because that everything
Would you prefer to dance with me?
Do you come right here often?
I miss you Mi miss yuh
I love you Mi luv yuh
Get fine soon
Go away! Gweh!
Leave me alone! Galang!
Help! Help!
Fire! Fiah!
Stop! Stop!
Call the police! Call di police!
Christmas greetings Merri crissmuss
New Year greetings Appy new year
Easter greetings Happy easta
Birthday greetings Happy earthstrong Happy birthday
One language is never enough One language neva enuff
My hovercraft is full of eels

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Other collections of Jamaican phrases https://jamaicanize.com/how-to-say/i-love-you-in-jamaican-patois http://jamaicans.com/speak-jamaican/ http://www.talk8tive.com/

Phrases in Creoles

Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chabacano de Zamboanga, Chabacano de Cavite, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Mauritian Creole, Norfuk, Papiamento, Réunion Creole, Sango, Tok Pisin

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