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 K.
If you don’t see a term, tell us and we’ll put it up

kaya : Made famous by the Bob Marley song. It is mean marijuana
kasko: an immitation or fake
kekkle: kettle,boiling pot
ketch: catch
kill mi dead: a term used in the same manner one would say “I would have to die first”
kiss mi neckback: a term used in disbelief. Similar to “I can’t beleive it”.
kjarri: carry
kya: care
kurroaches: stuff, implying a messy mishmash of stuff, junk stuff

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