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Jamaican Patois for Tourists (An Introduction)

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18 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction to the course

    • 2. Introducing Yourself

    • 3. Where Are You From?

    • 4. What's Your Occupation?

    • 5. Common Occupations

    • 6. Questions You Could Ask

    • 7. Introducing Family Members

    • 8. Ordering Room Service

    • 9. Breakfast

    • 10. Lunch

    • 11. Dinner

    • 12. Fruits

    • 13. Vegetables

    • 14. Beverages

    • 15. Saying Thanks

    • 16. Sample Order

    • 17. Directions

    • 18. Class Project


About This Class

Are you planning a trip to the beautiful island of Jamaica? Want to understand what the natives are saying? Maybe you are just fascinated with the Jamaican dialect and want to learn how to say a few words.


In this class you will learn to:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Say a basic greeting
  • Introduce the members of your family
  • Order room service
  • Say the names of common food items
  • Request and understand basic directions


1. Introduction to the course: Hi, everyone. My name is Anthony to boot. Welcome to the course. Jamaican part war for tourists. An introduction in this course, you learn how to introduce yourself and the members of your family. You'll also learn some basic credence, like Wah Gwan Walton on how to respond to them. Not now, Gonza. My good. You'll also learn the names of some basic food items freak and order room service. Because you know what? Everybody off the eat right. Finally, you will learn how to acts for and understand basic directions for a class project. All you have to do is introduce yourself symbol, right? I look forward to seeing you on the inside. 2. Introducing Yourself: Welcome to the course. Jamaican patois for tourists. An introduction. Let's start with the actual process of introducing yourself. So in Jamaicans introduction would actually be introduction. Hello. Good morning. Hello. Good morning. Hello. Good morning. You'll notice that the beginning age zone has been dropped on that. The double ozone is no are hard. You You'll also realise that the whole in mourning is actually an ace own. So let's go again. Hello. Good morning, Mini. Um um, Anita, my name is amnesia. So you go ahead, say mini. Um, and your name? Mini? Um, good job. Alternately, you could also see hi instead of hello. So for high, it would just be I I I Good morning. Typically, we will start using the phrase good afternoon once against the midday. So Good afternoon. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. In most cases, however, once against of midday, persons will start telling you Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. Good evening. And once it gets dark, we'll tell you good night. So Good night. Good night. Good night. Now that you have done the very basic introductory process, you can no, as a person what's happening or what's going on. So in Jamaican. What's happening would be what, wow or wa Gwan Wa Gwan, which literally translation would be what's going or what's going on Wa Gwan or what you also can as a person how they're doing so in English. I would have said, How are you in Jamaica now? See how you do. Oh, you do. Oh, you do? If you were to translate that literally, it would probably closer to How do you do? So how you do. Oh, you do. Oh, you do? Typical answer to that question would be made good or me. All right. Which means I'm good or I'm all right. 3. Where Are You From?: So you have introduced yourself and you've said your basic greetings. Now you want to ask a person Where are you from? In Jamaican. Where are you from? Could be axed as where you come from alternately the sea. Um that you see there could also be pronounced as Kuma depending on what Paris the person comes from. So where are you from? Where you come from? We're come from sometimes is. But before the way a way out where you come from Away you come from again Depending on which parish the person is from You may also hear the question asked I would your party come from out which apart you come from? Ah, which apart you come from? Once again you'll realise that the also owns have been transformed into a zones are which apart you come from To answer the question Where are you from? You would typically say I'm from And then you tell the country or the state or the city. So in Jamaica, you would see, become from or may come from and you give the information telling me, Answer the question for you Become from a beer, become fringe America become for our land Chilean All of the's are alternative ways of Answer the question So your turn, how you come from your answer should be become from good We can also acts a person Where do you live? Where do you live when we're asking this question? We want to get mortar More personal, more details So whereas when we aqsa question we have come from we want to know the general state or country information when persons are axed Where do you live? Were no asking to get an address So in English we would see where do you live? But in Jamaica And we would see we're Libre where your labor way labor You'll realize that the V Zone has no become a be sewn waylay Alternately, the question could be axed our lib Are you a liberal or which a party libre? Ah, which a party libre. So answer the question you would say in English you would say I live at and you provide the address or I live in and you would give, uh the details on that. So millibar millibar me lib are millibar and you would give the tone the city or the community. So let me answer the question Millibar lamb Trillion. Our lib Ah, well, lib millibar 4. What's Your Occupation?: Let's talk occupations. Typically, when you meet somebody, you may be curious as still the type of job that they do. You want to know where did it work? What are the what? What did he do for a living? So we would ask the question, What kind of work do you do or what's your occupation in pot law? That would be what kind of work you do, what kind I walk. You do what kind of work you do. Alternately, it could be axed where do way I do, and we can attach the words fear live in. Where does he live? In where do you could also asks a question. You are, you are. I would be careful with that last one, though, because you, Arwa is also used when you're trying to find out if a person is aware of what they're doing . So in in in an example, maybe you're having a conversation and somebody interrupts our butts in or says something on toward the question may be asked, You are you are so for this one. You may hear it here used, but I wouldn't use that particular freeze 5. Common Occupations: common occupations. I'll just go ahead and pronounced the Jamaican Lara la Yeah. LuaLua Teacher Tea shop Dr Duck, Top data Nurse, nurse, police, Police officer, Police or police Officer. Secretary Secretary A soldier soldier Chiappe Inte kyah Kyah Penta Cashier Kia Sheer cost of my service Agent course Thoma Service agent or Khost Thomas Obvious rip cost AAMA service rip clock clock. As a note, there will be a workbook with all of the's that we're covering. No. So you don't have to remember everything. You can just go ahead and don't know the word book so you can actually have the information to follow along. Another way of asking someone about their occupation is where do you work? Where do you work? Typically, we answer the question. I work in a I work in a and you tell them what type off building or environment you work in so well. Look, they walk in our and you go ahead and give that. So let me give an example. We'll walk may work in our factory. We work in our factory or more. Okinawan supermarket, Super Market, Supermarket office. We're walking away. Our office school may walk in our school. Morgan Marga, look walking away Marg me walk. You know one Marga 6. Questions You Could Ask: questions you could ask. In the previous example, we basically just introduced ourselves on assume that the other person would also tell you their name, but sometimes they won't. So you give me somebody and you want to know while the name is you're gonna have to ask the question. Right. So what's your name? William. Wet uranium. We any? Um you may also want to know if they're married. You're married, you're married, you're married. Or if they're single, you're single. You're single. Maybe you want to know if they have Children. You have Pitney Yeha, pick me. You're hobbled, Pickney. Sometimes Children is rendered as peek. Honey, you happy coming? You have a peek, honey. You have picked me. How many Children do you have So much? Pickney are so much Pickney, Your well, much Pickney your or or much pick honey, you're or much big Nia 7. Introducing Family Members: introducing family members. If you're traveling with a group of persons and you have already introduced yourself, you are going to want the other person to know who it is that you're traveling with, right? So typically we would see this is my And you would tell the relationship that they are to you One off course, followed by their name. So in Jamaican, you see this Army? This are me this army You'll realize that the th has actually become a d d Sammy common relationships. So this is my wife. This on the wife? This on the wife Or if they're not, if you're not married What? You're together. You may hear the question. Are the statement rendered? This woman? This woman is a woman artist. I'm a girl. We do take over some of the Americans lung. So we made here. You might hear me shotty my girl. My wife, my wife for your husband. This is my husband. It'll be. This is my husband. This army Osbon Osborne, if you're not married Yes, I mean money. This I'm a month father would be Fatah. Far duh fodder. Maada Maada Britta December Britta, this is my sister our Mr Studies Disarm a sister. Speaking of your daughter, she would be your data or you'll illegal or your liquor gala this amid data mill Illegal. Milica Gaelle is Emma Stone Billy Boy. Milica boy. Lily! Why little boy? Uncle Sam The uncle. Anti Islam anti niece. I'm a niece. That it's been easier is I mean niece. Nephew? Yes, I'm a nephew. December Granny, I'm a grandmama gun! Fatah! Megan! Papa! 8. Ordering Room Service: ordering room service. We're going to look at this in a couple of sections, namely the greeting. Identifying yourself. Stay in your room number. Border in what you want on having a polite close. So we cover some of the greeting already. You know how to say hello. Good morning. Which is a little morning. Hello. Good morning. Never been to add the sentence. This is room number. So and so, Lisa. So in sore from room number. So you would say this off, identify your name and then say from room number and give your room number. So let me give an example. This our Mary Ferraro number six. So let's go over our numbers. We're going to focus on the number 0 to 9 because obviously you can make any combinations and get your actual room number zero zero one to tree four, five, six, seven it nine. So to combine it. If I were saying I was from moon number three, old one, I would see Disa Mary for a rule number Tree 01 9. Breakfast: Let's talk about the actual ordering. If you wanted to order something you make, call the front desk and you may say I would like or I want or I want some. So in Jamaican you would see Maywand and you fill in the blanks. Or you could see you can get one and you fill in the blanks. So let's fill in the example using some actual food items, starting with breakfast. Jamaicans call it Break Fast. Our breakfast. Here are some common breakfast items. Hoeg, Hoeg. You'll realize that there is no one each sewn before the E. Tow us towards omelette Hamlet or Hamlet Hamlet. Again, there's a There's an eight sewn before, though. The letter, the beginning letter or the all is transferred into an ace own sausage sausage. So going back to the previous slide we want want sausage, you can get Hoeg on to us. So what do you want for breakfast? Go ahead and make an order using this light. Meanwhile again to us, we can get Hagen. Tow us braiding. You can get hang on bread conflicts. No one conflicts. No one is cereal. We can get courage. You have porridge. Mom. Pop carriage. McCann, get courage 10. Lunch: Here are some common lunch items. Hamburger. I'm a burger or simply burger burger. Meanwhile, I'm Burger. You can get What? Hamburger? Obviously, if you're ordered more than one, you can put in the number there. May Gangotri Hamburger Lula Pisa Our pizza We can get tree pizza, Mom, Pasta, Mom, pasta. You can get lost language. We can get six. Sandwich can come to Jamaica and not try our national dish. So no hockey are selfish. Hockey are selfish. Hockey and selfish are fried dumpling. More hockey are selfish. Our freedom Plane, Hot dog, hot dog. 11. Dinner: Here are some common dinner items. Dinner, dinner items, rice on peas, rice. Um, peas. That's basically pinto beans, I believe. Or kidney beans and rice. It's court along with coconut milk. It's really nice. If you're just having white race, we call it pillion Rice. Cleon Rice are white rice white rice salad. PSA ladder fried chicken. So you are rights on. Peas are fried chicken. Well, I'm pretty low on plan. Race our salad. Be it chicken, big chicken, roast beef, Roast beef, meat ball meatball. Be a pity ETA. Big pity ETA P t ETA That reference Teoh whatever type of potatoes it is, whether it is Irish potato or sweet potatoes. 12. Fruits: Here are some common fruits, Happel Happily banana, banana grip, grip Orange, orange, pineapple, pineapple. Or you mean here it does. Pineapple, pineapple. 13. Vegetables: Here are some common vegetables. Vegetable. Tom Ito told me it'll lettis let these Lepic lettuce, cabbage, cabbage care at carrot string Bean String Bean, Broccoli or broccoli Broccoli Kelly Flora Cure Lee Flora Kelly Flora, Spinach, spinach. 14. Beverages: Here are some common beverages orange juice, orange juice, lemon either Lemonier Lemonade for us is actually the original beverage. So if somebody's offering your beverage with no qualifications are clarification on, chances are you're going to get a glass off either eliminated or lie made. So does we call him South Jinx SAFF jinx. Soft drinks, liquor, liquor. 15. Saying Thanks: So let's close it out. You've given your order on No. You want to have a polite close. So you would say in English you say thanks or thank you in Jamaican Tunks tongues. Thank you. Thank you. Goodbye. You could simply say Liotta or but by no, as a point of note later, Leota or little more liquid later. We use this where there is an intention to see the person at some future date. It could be at that on that day. We didn't over within a minute a minute. It could be six years down. The line is just on intend to see the person at some point in the future so you can close off a conversation. And even if it's a face of his conversation, you can actually use thes freezes liquid later. LICA more Liotta. If you're talking to somebody, you can say Talk to Liotta are me tractor, Julieta. So let's go through all of it 16. Sample Order: So let's go through a complete order. Lisa. Mr. Brown, from a room number 15 15 You want while hamburger Our beverage tongues later. Now go ahead. Use the word. But that was in the attachments on And make up your own order. Remember to see your name. Identify yourself from married to give your room number. Provide the mature order. And then you close it off by saying thanks later. So let me go again. This I'm Mary. Fire room number. Tree tree nine. Meanwhile, want pasta? I want big chicken tanks, Liotta. 17. Directions: Now we're at the point where we're asking for directions. So you are in a situation, really to find out where a particular place is located or where. A particular building, his phone So you would actually ox for directions or arcs direction in English would say, Where is? And we'll fill in the blank off what we want. So where is the bus stop? Where is the bus park in Jamaica? You would see Wendy Bosbach or wait iPAQ. You can also add the date at the end. So what about stop there or what? A market day? What is the market day? Which Bobby, Which party? They in angry. Sometimes we ask the question, Where can I find instead off? Where is so in Jamaican? We'd see what we can find the supermarket, for example, when we can't find the most stop when we can find a factory. When we can't find it obvious, typical responses would be It's that way. A point of note. When you are asking for directions, Please look at the person that you're asking The directions from Jamaica stand to use body language to give direction so it may be appointed arm it may be a head movement. It may be amount, movement. Um, it may be a I roll, so be very attentive when you're getting directions. So common responses don't missile Deng vessel. Typically, it would be well, dung is don't so it would be, you know, direction that we consider Don't or you may hear Rhone Dessel Rhone Vessel up Nestle up decile vessel True vessel True Dessel Little bit don't rule are a little bit up the road again. Please pay attention to the person's gesture in public at the head movement eye movement, the most movement because all of the's are part off a Jamaican giving direction. Also as a note when we tell you something is a little bit don't your order. It's a couple of blocks away. At the very least, we can also be told. Left, right, left, right, 18. Class Project: you've made it to the end. Nowhere at the Class Project Class Project. The class project of the class Project is simple. Just introduce yourself on. Upload a recording into the class Project gallery so that we can all listen to it. That's it. You can use anything that you learned from the course and just give us two or three sentences using some of the infamous that you learned during this class. Thanks for taken Jamaican for tourists and introduction. What good?