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Speak Jamaican


Published 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-doors: outside.

a-fe: It's for.

aan: on

aaty: hearty

abeng: Horn instruments which Maroons made from a cow horn to warn them of attacks.

Accompong: One of the Maroon towns in Jamica.

Actoba: October.

agany: agony.

a-go: I am going, to go.

ah good: serve you just right.

ahoa/aoah: an exclamation similar to Oooh or Aaaah.

aldoah: although.

all fruits ripe: an expression which means "everything is going well".

alla wi: all of us.

alms ouse: nonsense.

an: and

anda: under

anaodda/anedda: another

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!!!

ansah: answer

ar: or

areddi: already

aringe/arinj: orange

artical: respected

ascordin: according

asham: A popular Jamaican snack made with crushed roasted corn, salt and pepper

ave: have

awile: awhile

awight: alright

axe: ask

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15 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

christina williams
Oct 16, 2010 2:04pm [ 1 ]

i would love to speak jamacian language

Osei Ernest Ahenkorah
Jan 23, 2011 5:03am [ 2 ]

I love to learn Patois and speak it well

Feb 5, 2011 10:49am [ 3 ]

dhis a gud website for mi jamacaian people

tom green
Feb 7, 2011 1:27pm [ 4 ]

I <3 jamacia it is great and i would love to be able to speak the language

aleese callum
Mar 27, 2011 2:06pm [ 5 ]

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

jasmine g
Apr 2, 2011 11:05am [ 6 ]

I love that jamacian language my mom is a Jamaican but I'm not I would love to speak it too.

kepha sitati
Apr 15, 2011 1:19am [ 7 ]

Mon im a laik wat u fi do pahn d aim a fi teach os patwah.love it mi seh.

Apr 28, 2011 9:36am [ 8 ]

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:-)

yeye ayodele
May 5, 2011 4:33pm [ 9 ]

i man fi laik ta speak patois fi real.

Tonde shango
Dec 31, 2011 4:31pm [ 10 ]

M luv learning jamaican pliz help luv it

Mar 11, 2012 11:32pm [ 11 ]

thank you very much for this dictionary. very helpful.

Aug 15, 2012 5:42pm [ 12 ]

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

Nov 25, 2012 11:11pm [ 13 ]

Hi my beautiful people, I luv Ja more than a luv song. Jamaica me crazy

Precious Akpor
Jan 31, 2014 6:13am [ 14 ]

i wish to learn patwa

diko alfred
Sep 29, 2014 3:40am [ 15 ]

am gonna be the happiest after knowing how to speak patios

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