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.