A collection of useful phrases in Jamaican, an English-based creole with influences from language of West and main Africa spoken mainly in Jamaica.

Note: there is no standard means of assignment Jamaican, and there are various ways that writing countless words.

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

expression Jimiekn / Patwah (Jamaican)
Welcome Welcome
Hello (General greeting) Ello Hail increase Waa gwaan? (What's going on?) Gud day
Hello (on phone)
How space you? Waa gwaan? (What's walking on?) Wat a guh dung? (What's walk down?) Weh yuh a seh? (What are you saying?) exactly how yuh stay? (How's your status?) Howdeedo? (How carry out you do?) exactly how yu feeling?
Reply to 'How are 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 surname is ... Mi surname ...
Where space you from? Frah wha pawt yuh deh?
I'm from ... Mi deh ...
Pleased to meet you Nice fi accomplish yuh
Good morning (Morning greeting) Gud mawnin
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting)
Good evening (Evening greeting) Gud night Gud evenling
Good night Gud nite
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Mi gaan (I'm gone) Likkle much more Likkle an ext den Inna di morrows (In the tomorrows) go good
Good luck! Gud luck
Cheers! an excellent Health! (Toasts offered when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit / have a quite meal
Bon trip / have a good journey
Yes Yes Yah Yeh
No No
I don't know Mi nuh nuo
I understand Zeen Mi undastan Mi ovastaan
I don't understand Mi nuh undastand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Do yuh speak english?
Do friend speak Jamaican? Do yuh speak Patwah? Yuh know how fi chat Patwah?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Jamaican
How do you speak ... In Jamaican?
Excuse me Jus a indigenous Beg yuh happen (Can ns pass?)
How lot is this? Oomuch fi dis?
Sorry Hush
Please A beg yuh
Thank you Tanks Thenk yuh
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Weh ah de bawtroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will certainly pay because that everything
Would you choose to dance with me?
Do you come below often?
I miss you Mi miss out on 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 complete of eels

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