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Popular Phrases Translated to Patwa Part 8

Sorry, I don’t have a pencil      – Sarry mi have w’ah pencil

Sorry, I think I have the wrong number      – sarry, mi tink a dih rang numba dis

Sorry, we don’t accept credit cards      – sarry wih nuh tek credit cyard

Sorry, we don’t have any vacancies      – sarry wih nuh hav nuh empty space

Sorry, we don’t have any      – sarry wih nuh hav nun

Sorry, we only accept Cash      – sarry wih ungle tek cash

Start the car      – start di cyar

Stop! – tap!

Take a chance      – tek a chance nuh

Take it outside      – tek it outta door

Take me downtown      – tek mi downtown

Take me to the Marriott Hotel      – tek mi gaw di marriot hotel

Take this medicine      – tek da medicine ya

Tell him that I need to talk to him      – tell him seh mi haffi talk wid him

Tell me      – tell mi

Thank you miss      – tanks miss

Thank you sir      – respek sah

Thank you very much      – respek

Thank you      – respek

Thanks for everything      – respek fi everyting

Thanks for your help      – respek fi yuh help

Thanks      – respek

That car is similar to my car      – da cyar ya stay like fi mi one

That car over there is mine      – dih cyar ova desso a fi mi

That looks great      – ih look good man

That looks old      – ih look ole

That means friend      – dat mean fren

That restaurant is not expensive      – dah restarant deh nuh dear

That smells bad      – dat smell bad

That way      – dah way deh

That’s a good school      – dah a wah good skool

That’s alright      – dat kriss

That’s enough      – dat good

That’s fair      – a suh it guh

That’s fine      – dat arright

That’s her book      – dat a fi har book

That’s it      – a hit dat

That’s not enough      – dat nuh nuff

That’s not fair      – dat nuh good

That’s not right      – dat nuh right

That’s right      – yeah man it right

That’s too bad      – a suh it guh

That’s too expensive      – dat too dear

That’s too late      – dat too late

That’s too many      – a tummuch dat

That’s too much      – a tummuch dat

That’s wrong      – dat wrang

The accident happened at the intersection      – di accident happ’n a di intasection ya

The big one or the small one? – big one ar di likkle one

The book is behind the table      – di book deh bakka di table

The book is in front of the table      – di book deh fronta di table

The book is near the table      – di book de side the table

The book is next to the table      – di book de sida di table

The book is on the table      – di book deh pon di table

The book is on top of the table      – di book deh pon top a di table

The book is under the table      – di book deh anda di table

The books are expensive      – di book dem dear

The car is fixed      – di cyar fix

The cars are American      – di cyar a american cyar

The food was delicious      – di food sweet nuh

The plane departs at 5:30P      – di plane a leff a 5 30p

The roads are slippery      – di road slippry

The TV is broken      – di TV naah wuk / di TV mashup

The whole day      – di whole day

There are many people here      – a whole heap a peeple deh ya

There are some apples in the refrigerator      – suh apple deh inna di fridge

There are some books on the table      – suh book deh pan di table

There has been a car accident      – wah cyar accident jus happ’n

There’s a book under the table      – wah book deh anda di table

There’s a restaurant near here      – wah restarant deh near yasso

There’s a restaurant over there, but I don’t think it’s very good      – wah restarant deh ova desso but mi nuh tink di good nice

There’s plenty of time      – deres whole heep a time

These books are ours      – A Fi wi book dem

They arrived yesterday      – de’eh com yessiday

They charge 26 dollars per day      – de’eh chaage 26 dolla fi wah day

They haven’t met her yet      – de’eh nuh meet har yet

They’ll be right back      – de’eh suu com bak

They’re planning to come next year      – dem a plan fi com nex year

They’re the same      – dem a di same

They’re very busy      – dem supa busy

They’re waiting for us      – dem a wait fi wih

This doesn’t work      – dis nuh work

This house is very big      – de house big

This is Mrs Smith      – Dis a misses smith

This is my mother      – dis a mi madda

This is the first time I’ve been here      – a dih fus time mi com yasso

This is very difficult      – dis supa haaard

This is very important      – dis important

This room is a mess      – dissa room ya shegge shegge

Those men are speaking English      – deh man deh a chat english

Try it on      – put on ih

Try it      – chi it nuh

Try to say it      – chi fi seh it

Turn around      – tun roun

Popular Phrases Translated to Patwa Part 7

Let’s go have a look      – mek wih go look

Let’s go      – come awn nuh

Let’s meet in front of the hotel      – mek wih meet in fronta di hotel

Let’s practice English      – mek wih practice fi chat english

Let’s share      – mek wi share

Male or female? – uhman ar man?

May I speak to Mrs Smith please? – mi cya talk to misses smith?

Maybe      – Maybe

More than 200 miles      – more dan 200 mile

More than that      – More dan dat

My birthday is August 27th      – fi mi birtday a augus 27

My car isn’t working      – mi cyar naah wuk

My car was hit by another car      – wah nedda cyar lik fimmi

My cell phone doesn’t have good reception      – mi phone naah get nuh signal

My cell phone doesn’t work      – mi phone naah wuk

My daughter is here      – mi daughta de ya

My father has been there      – mi fada did deh deh

My father is a lawyer      – mi fada a w’ah lawya

My friend is American      – mi fren a american

My grandmother passed away last year      – mi granmadda ded las year

My house is close to the bank      – mi house deh near di bank

My luggage is missing      – mi cya fine mi luggage

My name is John Smith      – mi name john smith

My son studies computers      – mi son study computa

My son      – mi son

My stomach hurts      – mi belly a hat mi

My throat is sore      – mi chote a bun mih

My watch has been stolen      – summady teaf mi watch

Near the bank      – near di bank

Never mind      – nuh badda

Next time      – nex time

Nice to meet you – nice fi meet yu

No problem      – everyting criss / nuh seh nuttin / irie

No, I’m American      – mi anno american

No, thank you      – no man

No, this is the first time      – no, dis a di fus time

No      – no

Nobody is helping us      – nobody a help wih

Nobody is there right now      – nobody nuh deh deh now

Nonsense      – idiotniss

Not recently      – no sah

Not yet      – not yet

Nothing else      – nuttun else

Now or later? – now or lata

October 22nd      – Octoba 22

Of course      – yeah man

Okay      – arright

On the left      – pon di leff

On the right      – pon di right

On the second floor      – pon di secan floor

One like that      – one like dat

One ticket to New York please      – wah ticket fi new york

One way or round trip? – one way arr roune trip

Open the door      – op’hmm di door

Open the window      – op’hmm di window

Our children are in America      – wih pickney dem inna america

Outside the hotel      – outside di hotel

Over here      – ova yasso

Over there      – ova desso

Pick up your clothes      – pick up yuh close dem

Please call me      – call mi nuh

Please come in      – come in

Please count this for me      – yu cya count dis fimi?

Please fill out this form      – yu can fill out da form ya

Please sit down      – yuh can please siddung

Please speak English      – chat english nuh

Please speak more slowly      – yuh haffi slow dung

Please speak slower      – talk more slow

Please take me to the airport      – yuh cya’ carry mi go a di airport

Please take me to this address      – yuh cya carry mi go yasso

Please take off your shoes      – yuh cya tek aff yuh shoes

Please tell her John called      – yuh cya tell har seh john call

Please tell me      – tell mi nuh

Please wait for me      – yuh cya wait fi mi

Please write it down      – write ih dung please

Please      – please

Really? – fi real?

Right here      – right yasso

Right there      – right desso

See you later      – lata / likkle moe

See you tomorrow      – link up wid yuh tumarrow

See you tonight      – likkle mo tonight

She wants to know when you’re coming      – she w’ah kno wen yu a com

She’s an expert      – she a wah expert

She’s going with me tomorrow      – she a guh wid me tummarow

She’s older than me      – she olla dan mih

She’s pretty      – she pretty

Should I wait? – yuh tink mi fi wait

Some books      – suh book

Someone does that for me      – summady do dat fi mi

Someone is coming      – summady a com

Sometimes I go to sleep at 11PM, sometimes at 11:30PM – sumtime mi guh sleep a 11 a clak, but sumtime mi guh a 11 30

Sorry to bother you      – sarry fi badda yuh

Sorry, I didn’t hear clearly      – sarry mi nuh hear weh u a seh good

Popular Phrases Translated to Patwa Part 6

I’m very well, thank you      – mi a do alright… respek

I’m waiting for you      – mi a wait fi yuh

I’m worried too      – mi a worry to

In 30 minutes      – inna tirty minute

Is anyone else coming? – summady else a come?

Is everything ok? – everyting arright?

Is it close? – ih deh far?

Is it cold outside? – outta door cold?

Is it far from here? – ih deh far fram yasso?

Is it hot? – ih hot?

Is it nearby? – ih deh near?

Is it possible? – yu tink ih passible?

Is it raining? – rain a fall?

Is it ready? – ih ready?

Is it suppose to rain tomorrow? – rain ago fall tummarow?

Is John here? – john deh ya?

Is John there please? – suh john deh ya?

Is Mr Smith an American? – missa smith cum fram di us?

Is that enough? – dat enough?

Is that ok? – dat arright?

Is the bank far? – di bank deh far?

Is there a movie theater nearby? – di movie theata deh near?

Is there a nightclub in town? – nuh nightclub deh ya?

Is there a restaurant in the hotel? – nuh restarant deh inna di hotel?

Is there a store near here? – wa’h store deh near yasso?

Is there air conditioning in the room? – di house hav ac?

Is there an English speaking guide? – summady deh ya weh chat english?

Is there any mail for me? – nuh mail com fi mi?

Is there anything cheaper? – yu hav sumting weh cheapa?

Is this a safe area? – suh yasso safe fimi?

Is this Mr Smith? – a missa smith dis?

Is this pen yours? – da pen ya a fi yu?

Is this the bus to New York? – a di bus fi new york dis?

Is this your book? – a fi yu book dis?

Is your father home? – yu fada deh home?

Is your house like this one? – fi yu house stay like dis?

Is your husband also from Boston? – yu husban com fram boston?

Is your son here? – yu son deh ya?

Isn’t it? – nuh true?

It costs 20 dollars per hour   – it ago bih twenty dolla an hour

It depends on the weather      – depen pan di wedda

It hurts here      – yasso a hat mih

It rained very hard today      – yessiday rain did fall haad

It takes 2 hours by car      – i ago tek 2 hour by cyar

It will arrive shortly      – mi suh reach deh

It’ll be cold this evening      – it aggo cole inna di evening

It’s 11:30pm      – a 11 30pm

It’s 17 dollars      – a 17 dolla fi it

It’s 6AM      – a 6 inna di morning

It’s 8:45      – a 8 45

It’s a quarter to 7      – a quata to 7

It’s August 25th      – a augus twenty five

It’s delicious! – ih tais good man

It’s far from here      – ih deh far fram yasso

It’s going to be hot today      – tiday it ago bih hat

It’s going to snow today      – tiday it ago snow

It’s half past 11      – ah leven tirty right ya now

It’s here      – ih deh ya

It’s is a quarter past nine      – a quata pass nine

It’s less than 5 dollars      – ih likkle bit less dan 5 dolla

It’s longer than 2 miles      – ih longa dan 2 miles

It’s mine      – a fi mih

It’s more than 5 dollars      – ih more dan 5 dolla

It’s near the Supermarket      – ih deh near di supamarket

It’s north of here      – ih likkle north fraah yasso

it’s not suppose to rain today      – ih nuh suppose fi rain tiday

It’s not too far      – ih nuh deh too far

It’s not very expensive      – ih nuh suh expensive

It’s ok      – it arright

It’s on 7th street      – ih deh pan 7th street

It’s over there      – ih deh ova desso

It’s raining      – rain a fall

It’s really hot      – ih hat

It’s shorter than 3 miles      – ih shaata dan 3 mile

It’s suppose to rain tomorrow      – rain suppose fi fall tomarow

It’s there      – ih deh ya

It’s too late      – ih too late

It’s very cold today      – ih cole tiday

It’s very important      – ih important

It’s very windy      – breeze a blow haad

I’ve already seen it      – mi already see it

I’ve been here for two days      – mi deh fi two day already

I’ve been there      – mi did deh deh

I’ve heard Texas is a beautiful place      – mi hear seh texas look nice

I’ve never done that      – mi neva do dat

I’ve never seen that before      – mi neva sih dat yet

I’ve seen it      – mi si it

I’ve worked there for five years      – mi wuk deh fi 5 year

John is going on vacation tomorrow      – john a go pan him vacation tumarow

June 3rd      – June 3

Just a little      – Jus a likkle bit

Just a moment      – Wait deh

Let me check      – mek mi look

Let me think about it      – Mek mi tink bout it

Popular Phrases Translated to Patwa Part 5

I’d like a room      – mi w’ah wah room

I’d like a single room      – mih w’ah wah single room

I’d like a table near the window      – mi woulda w’ah wah table sida di room

I’d like some water too, please      – mi woulda like suh wata to

I’d like the number for the Hilton Hotel please      – mi wa’h di numba fi di hilton hotel

I’d like to buy a bottle of water, please      – mek mi get wa’h bakkle a wata nuh

I’d like to buy a phone card please      – mek mi get wa’h phone cyad nuh

I’d like to buy something      – mek wa’h fi get sumting

I’d like to call the United States      – mi wa’h fi call di us

I’d like to eat at 5th street restaurant      – mi wa’h fi nyam a di 5 street restarant

I’d like to exchange this for Dollars      – mi wa’h tun mi moni inna dolla

I’d like to go for a walk      – mi wa’h fi go pan a walk

I’d like to go home      – mi w’ah fi gaw mi yaard

I’d like to go shopping      – mi w’ah fi go shop

I’d like to go to the store      – mi w’ah fi go a di store

I’d like to make a phone call      – mi w’ah fi mek wah call

I’d like to make a reservation      – mi w’ah fi mek wah reservation

I’d like to rent a car      – mi w’ah fi rent wah cyar

I’d like to send a fax      – mi w’ah fi sen wah fax

I’d like to send this to America      – mi w’ah sen dis a merica

I’d like to speak to Mr Smith please      – mek mi talk to missa smith nuh?

I’d like to use the internet – mi w’ah fi use di intanet

If you like it I can buy more      – mi w’ah fi buy sum more

If you need my help, please let me know      – mek mi kno if u need mi help

I’ll be right back      – mi suuh come bak

I’ll call back later      – mi ago call back lata

I’ll call you on Friday      – mi wih call yu friday

I’ll call you when I leave      – mi wih call u wen mi a leff

I’ll come back later      – mi suuh come back

I’ll give you a call      – mi ago call yu

I’ll have a cup of tea please      – mek mi get suh tea nuh

I’ll have a glass of water please      – mi cya hav suu wata

I’ll have the same thing      – mi wih tek di same ting

I’ll pay for dinner      – mi wi pay fi dinna

I’ll pay for the tickets      – mi wih pay fi di ticket dem

I’ll pay      – mi wi pay

I’ll take it      – mi wi tek it

I’ll take that one also      – mi wi tek da one deh to

I’ll take you to the bus stop      – mi wih carry yu go a di bus stop

I’ll talk to you soon      – mi chat wid yu soon

I’ll teach you      – mi wi teach yu

I’ll tell him you called      – mi wih tell him seh u call

I’m 26 years old      – mi 26

I’m 32      – mi 32

I’m 6’2″      – mi 6’2″

I’m a beginner      – mi jus a staat out

I’m a size 8      – mi a wah size 8

I’m a teacher      – mi a w’ah teacha

I’m allergic to seafood      – mi cya’nt nyam nuh seafood

I’m American      – mi cum fram merica

I’m an American      – mi a wya yankee

I’m bored      – mi bored

I’m cleaning my room      – mi a clean mi room

I’m cold      – mi cole

I’m coming right now      – mi a cum now

I’m coming to pick you up      – mi a cum pick yu up

I’m fine, and you? – mi gud, weh u a seh?

I’m from America      – mi cum fram di us

I’m full      – mi belly bout fi buss

I’m getting ready to go out      – mi bout fi roll out

I’m going home in four days      – mi a gaw mi yaad fi 4 day

I’m going to America next year      – mi a gaw di us nex year

I’m going to bed      – mi a gaw mi bed

I’m going to go have dinner      – mi a go out fi sum dinna

I’m going to leave      – mi bout fi leave

I’m good, and you? – mi good. weh u a seh?

I’m good      – mi good man

I’m happy      – mi good man

I’m here on business      – mi deh yah pan a bizniz ting

I’m hungry      – mi hungry still

I’m just kidding      – mi jus a play roun star

I’m just looking      – a look mi a look

I’m leaving Tomorrow      – mi a leff tomarrow

I’m looking for the post office      – mi a look fi di post office

I’m lost – mi laas

I’m married      – mi married

I’m not afraid      – mi nuh fraid

I’m not American      – mi ano american

I’m not busy      – mi nuh busy

I’m not going      – mi naah go

I’m not married      – mi nuh married

I’m not ready yet      – mi nuh ready yet

I’m not sure      – mi nuh sure

I’m ok      – mi alright

I’m on hold      – mi deh pan di phone a wait

I’m ready      – mi ready

I’m self-employed      – mi wok fi miself

I’m sick      – mi sick

I’m single      – mi single

I’m sorry, we’re sold out      – sarry, we nuh hav nun lef

I’m sorry      – sarry

I’m thirsty      – mi thirsty

I’m tired      – mi tiyad

I’m very busy      – mi busy

I’m very busy – mi extra busy

I don’t have time now      – mi nuh hav nuh time now

Popular Phrases Translated to Patwa Part 4

Jamaican Patwa Words Translated

I came with my family      – mi com wid mih famly

I can swim      – mi cyan swim

I can’t hear you clearly      – mi cyaa’ hear yuh suh good

I can’t hear you      – mi cyaa’ hear yuh

I don’t care      – mi nuh care

I don’t feel well      – mi nuh feel suh good

I don’t have a girlfriend      – mi nuh hav waah galfren

I don’t have any money      – mih nuh hav nuh money

I don’t have enough money      – mih nuh hav enough money

I don’t have time right now      – mih nuh hav nuh time right now

I don’t know how to use it      – mih nuh kno how fi use ih

I don’t know      – mi nuh kno

I don’t like him      – mi nuh like him

I don’t like it      – mi nuh like ih

I don’t mind      – mi nuh care

I don’t speak English very well      – mi nuh speak english good

I don’t speak very well      – mi nuh talk suh good

I don’t think so      – mih nuh tink so

I don’t understand what your saying      – mi nuh andastan weh u a seh

I don’t understand      – mi nuh andastan

I don’t want it      – mih nuh want ih

I don’t want that      – mih uh want dat

I don’t want to bother you      – mih nuh wah fi badda yuh

I feel good      – mi feel good

I forget      – mi figet

I get off of work at 6      – mi a leff work a 6

I give up      – mi give up

I got in an accident      – mi get inna wah accident

I have a cold      – mi hav wah cole

I have a headache      – mi hav wah headache

I have a lot of things to do      – mi hav wholeheep a sitting fi do

I have a question I want to ask you      – mi hav wah question fi ask yuh

I want to ask you a question      – mi wah fi aks yuh wah question

I have a reservation      – mi hav wah reservation

I have money      – mi hav money

I have one in my car      – mi hav one inna mi cyar

I have pain in my arm      – mi hav pain inna mi han

I have three children, two girls and one boy      – mi hav tree pickney, 2 gyal an wah bwoy

I have to go to the post office      – mi haffi go a di post office

I have to wash my clothes      – mi haffi wash mi close dem

I have two sisters      – mi hav 2 sista

I haven’t been there      – mi neva guh deh

I haven’t finished eating      – mi nuh dun eat yet

I haven’t had lunch yet      – mi nuh finish wid lunch yet

I hope you and your wife have a nice trip      – mi hope seh u an yuh wife ago hav wah nice trip

I know      – mih kno

I like her      – mih like har

I like it      – mi like ih

I like Italian food      – mi like italian food

I like to watch TV      – mi like fi watch tv

I live in California      – mih live inna california

I lost my watch      – mi lose mi watch

I love you      – mi luv yuh inuh

I made a mistake      – mih mek a mistake

I made this cake      – mi mek da cake yah

I need a doctor      – mih need wah dacta

I need another key      – mih need wah nedda key

I need some tissues      – mih need suh tissue

I need this to get there by tomorrow      – mih need dis by tumarow

I need to change clothes      – mi need fi change close

I need to go home      – mi need fi guh home

I need to go now      – mi need fi leff now

I need to practice my English      – mih need fi practice mi english

I only have 5 dollars      – mi ungle hav 5 dolla

I only want a snack      – mi ungle wah wah snack

I remember      – mi memba

I speak a little English      – mi speak a likkle english

I speak two languages      – mi speak too language

I still have a lot of things to buy      – mi still haffi buy wholeheep a tings

I still have a lot to do      – mi still haffi do nuff

I still have to brush my teeth and take a shower      – mi still haffi brush mi teeth an tek wah showa

I still haven’t decided      – mi nuh decide yet

I think I need to see a doctor      – mi tink mi need fi sih di docta

I think it tastes good      – mi tink ih tasse good

I think it’s very good      – mi tink ih good

I think so      – mih tink so

I think those shoes are very good looking      – mih tink deh shoes deh look good

I think you have too many clothes      – mi tink u have tumuch clothes

I thought he said something else      – mih tink ihh seh sumting else

I thought the clothes were cheaper      – mih tink the clothes dem did cheapa

I trust you      – mih truss yuh

I understand now      – mih andastan now

I understand      – mih andastan

I usually drink coffee at breakfast      – mi usually drink kaffee afta breakfass

I want to buy something      – mi wah fi buy sumting

I want to contact our embassy      – mi wah fi contact di embassy

I want to give you a gift      – mih wah gih yuh wah gift

I want to send this package to the United States      – mi wah sen da package yah to dih us

I want to show you something      – mi wah fi show u sumting

I was about to leave the restaurant when my friends arrived      – mi did ago leff den mi fren dem com

I was going to the library      – mih did ago go a dih libry

I was in the library      – mi did inna di libry

I went to the supermarket, and then to the computer store      – mi did go a di supamarket den mi go a di computa store

I wish I had one      – mi wish mi did hav one

I’d like a map of the city      – mi want a map a di city

I’d like a room with two beds please      – mi w’aah wah room wid two bed

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