Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Friends

Do you know what the proverb ” Dem like batty an’ bench” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on ” Friends”.

Dem like batty an’ bench.
TRANSLATION:They are like bottom and bench.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Two people that are inseparable.

Good fren betta dan packet money.
TRANSLATION: A good friend is better than pocket money.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 1. No amount of money in the world can replace having true friend. 2. Friendship is move valuable than wealth.

Han’ guh packie cum.
TRANSLATION:Hand goes and a packet comes.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: The exchanging of gifts.

New broom sweep clean, ole broom know kawna.
TRANSLATION:New broom sweeps clean old broom knows the corners.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 1. Ignoring an old friend in favor of a new friend. 2. Blending combining the innovation of the new with the valuable experience of the old.

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