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What does dem mean in Jamaican?

Last Updated: 5th January, 2020

Patois: Dem a cum now. English: Theyarecoming now.

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Similarly, it is asked, what does Wah Gwaan mean?

Definition Pronounced as“waagwaan”, the literal translation is“what's goingon” but when used as a greeting, it canalso mean“What's up”. Different variation of“Wahgwaan” may be used but they all have thesamemeaning. These include; wah deh gwaan,whattagwaan or waguan (pronounced wa-goo-ahn).

Also Know, why do Jamaicans say respect? "Every ting criss" (crisp) is the equivalentofeverything's cool. "Bless" and "Respect" withanaccompanying chin nod can be used asstandardacknowledgements to people you pass on the street. "noproblem" -the answer to just about every request made of aJamaican.Also, exemplifies the nationalattitude.

Beside above, what does Bun Dem mean in Jamaican?

Bothers them. Slang expression used to statethatsomething has upset/bothered someone. The literal translationis“Burn them”. Patois: It a bun dem truemiget a promotion. English: It bothers them that I gotapromotion.

How do you respond to wah gwan?

'Mi Deh Yah, Yuh Know' You have to say it almost as one complete word.Theexpression is often used as a response to "wah gwaan, anditmeans "Everything is okay." It may also mean "I'mdoingwell."

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