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Jamaican Proverbs on Friends

Jamaican Proverbs on Friends

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

Dem like batty an’ bench.
TRANSLATION: They are like bottom and bench.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Refers to two people that always seem to be together.

Good fren betta dan packet money.
TRANSLATION: A good friend is better than pocket money.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: True friends are rare and are more valuable than money.

Han’ guh packie cum.
TRANSLATION: Hand goes and a packet comes.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Exchanging gifts with someone.

New broom sweep clean, ole broom know kawna.
TRANSLATION: New broom sweeps clean old broom knows the corners.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: 1. Favoring a new friend over an old one. 2. Combining old methods with new innovations.

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