Do you know what the proverb “Young bud nuh know starm” means? Learn its meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on “Youth.”
Young bud nuh know starm.
TRANSLATION: Young bird does not know storm.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Young people are daring, love to take risks, and they’ll live forever.
Bakra wuk neva done.
TRANSLATION: The master’s work is never finished.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: There is always work to be done.
Cyaan bury ah man an lef out im foot.
TRANSLATION: Cannot bury a man and leave out his feet.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Completely finish any task you undertake.
Stiff starch an dutty blue.
TRANSLATION: Stiff starch and dirty blue.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: A good finish to a poorly done job.