Learn to speak Patois with our new campaign, it aims to help culture fest attendees learn a phrase or two to use when in Negril. The term “patois” stems from Old French meaning local or regional dialect and originates from creole languages of West Africa.
“At Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, we’re all about blending in with the locals.” – Tmrw.Tday
In this patois video, Hol A Meds in English translates to meditate.
To use it in a sentence:
English: I was at home trying to meditate.
Patois: Mi did deh a mi yaad a wul a meds.
Looking for something you’ll use a more often while in Negril?
Patois: Hail Up
Want to learn more patois? Impress the locals with our other patois videos here.