Speak JA


Do all your Jamaican friends laugh at you every time you open your mouth and try to speak Jamaican? Jamaicanize your vocabulary here with our words that start with F.
If you don’t see a term, tell us and we’ll put it up.

fa/fah: for (a wha yuh tek dis fa? = what do you believe this is?)
fayva: favour, similar to, close resemblance
fasse: a punk or some who is an idiot
fe real: that’s a fact, used when agreeing with someone
fenkeh-fenkeh: soft, puny, similar to the word sopsy,
facety/faisty: used to describe someone being feisty or fresh
fadda : father
fambly: family
fas: nosey, fast, used to describe an inquisitive person
feel nuh way: don’t feel anyway, no worries
fenke fenke: puny, frail, weak
fenney: feel pain
fi: to, for
fi dem: their
figet: forget
fiyah: fire
flayva: flavour
flex: move or move with
flim: film, any type of movie
flowas: flowers
force ripe: a term used to describe a child trying to act more mature than his or her age.
fren: friend
fresh: bath, shower; used to describe some who is rude or unruly.

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Dulcimer "Peaches" Robothom