By Tmrw.Tday team
Learn 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 video, Fowl Ready? Translates to chicken ready? in English
To use it in a sentence:
English: When you’re passing by one of those chicken carts on the side of the road and you ask is my chicken ready?
Patois: Fowl ready?
Looking for something you’ll use more often while in Negril?
English: How are you?
Patois: How yuh stay?
Want to learn more patois? Impress the locals with the many patois videos we have here.