What are some Jamaican slang words?

These are the top Jamaican sayings and phrases to use when you visit Jamaica:

  • ‘Weh Yuh Ah Seh’ The literal translation of this Jamaican saying is, “What are you saying?”.
  • ‘Boonoonoonoos’
  • ‘Small Up Yuhself’
  • ‘Wah Gwaan’
  • ‘Irie’
  • ‘Mi Deh Yah, Yuh Know’
  • ‘Weh Yuh Deh Pon’
  • ‘Ya Mon’

How do Jamaicans say fire?

Fyah is also a common form of fire in Jamaican English. Among some Rastafarians, fya is used in the expression bun a fya, or “burn a fire,” a way to strongly denounce something, apparently alluding the purifying properties of fire in Rastafarian belief.

What slang do Jamaicans speak?

Jamaican Patois
Our local dialect, Jamaican Patois, is a colorful and energetic sing-song language that constantly evolves. Some refer to our native tongue as broken English, heavily influenced by our African, Spanish, French, and English colonial heritage.

What does yuh ZEET mean?

Seen! – Decades old, this one keeps evolving. Yuh simme, yuh zeet, yuh seet are similar versions all used during a conversation to show that you fully understand what is being said. Run a boat – To cook a meal usually with friends who pool together to buy the ingredients.

What do Rastafarians say?

Understand the words “Rasta” “Jah Jah”, and “dread.” A Rastafarian will refer to themselves as a “Rasta”, or call other Rastafarians “Rasta.” “Jah Jah” is used to praise Jah or refer to Jah. For example: “Jah Jah protect mi fram mi enemy dem.” In English, this means: “Jehovah protect me from my enemies.”

What does licky licky mean in Jamaican?

You too Licky Licky. You Never Want a Jamaican to call you “Licky Licky” This is similar to beggy beggy but is usually in reference to someone who shows greedy tendencies and will quickly compromise their morals for material gain.

What does RAS CLAT mean?

anger, annoyance or surprise
Interjection. raasclaat. (Jamaica, vulgar) Used to express anger, annoyance or surprise.

What is a RAS CLAT?

n.— «“Ras clat” is actually “arse cloth” or “ass cloth,” i.e. early toilet paper. The “clat” in “bumba,” “blood,” or “p*ssy” “clat” is cloth also, it doesn’t necessarily mean a used one, it just means the cloth that woman used (and some still do) as a pad before disposable things were available.

What is a famous Jamaican saying?

Jamaican Sayings for Life Life isn’t fair. Things are not always as they seem. Sheltered persons don’t know true hardship or troubles. Danger lurks nearby when there is too much merriment and excitement.

What is gwan?

contraction. West Indian. Go on, or going on. ‘I don’t understand wah gwan’

What does UNNU mean?

(in the plural) you, y’all quotations ▼

What does Genna mean?

Fair Phantom
What is the meaning of the name Genna? The name Genna is primarily a female name of American origin that means Fair Phantom. Alternate spelling of Jenna.

What are some of the most popular Jamaican slang?

Every now and then, a catchy slang makes it into the Jamaican language usually spreading in popularity through reggae and dancehall songs. While some may be familiar with the more recent ‘nobody canna cross it’ and ‘A yah so nice’ here are a few Jamaican slangs which were much more than a passing fad.

What are some Goodbye Jamaican phrases?

Jamaican Goodbye Phrases 1 Inna di marrows enuh. 2 Likle more / Lata (late-a). 3 Mi a come guope a yard now. Lets take you to the streets! Below is a list of slangs used mostly by the inner city youths… More

What are some common Jamaican greetings?

The list includes greetings, street slangs, female slangs, pickup lines, proverbs, and more. A standard English translation is also provided with each. Without too much unnecessary talking, lets get into it. Below is a list of common lines Jamaicans use when greeting another person. Waa gwaan? What is going on? / What’s up? Weh yah deal wid?

What do Jamaican men like to say about women?

A real ‘yaad man’ also fantasize a lot about women. Here is a list of lustful phrases and pickup lines commonly used by Jamaican men: Is a man like me fi a stomp out da supn deh enuh b.