JAMAICA DICTIONARY - APublished Jan 1, 2001
Do all your Jamaican friends laugh at you every time you open your mouth and try to speak Jamaican? Jamaicanize your vocabulary here with our words that start with A. If you don't see a term, tell us and we'll put it up.
a: to be, am.
a-fe: It's for.
abeng: Horn instruments which Maroons made from a cow horn to warn them of attacks.
Accompong: One of the Maroon towns in Jamica.
a-go: I am going, to go.
ah good: serve you just right.
ahoa/aoah: an exclamation similar to Oooh or Aaaah.
all fruits ripe: an expression which means "everything is going well".
alla wi: all of us.
alms ouse: nonsense.
anancy/anansi: The name of the main character of the Jamaican folklore stories of the man-spider named Anancy/Anansi. The stories can be traced back to Africa. See stories now!!!
asham: A popular Jamaican snack made with crushed roasted corn, salt and pepper
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My father's side of the family is from Jamacia but bc of my life and childhood i never really got the chance to learn the language....with this website im going to teach myself and surprise my family with my new skill
i love jamaica, i like to lurn it fast:-) i have also al my friends to help me out when i don't know;-) awight thanks for the chance you gave me to lurn:-)
yall stupid why the hell unu waah learn patwah an even if unu try unu not goin get it cause di accent is jus one unu caah ketch no matta how ard unuh try