Can You Decipher Jamaican Slang?

Like every culture, Jamaican's use their own set of slang words and expressions throughout daily life. Do you think you can decipher these 12 Jamaican slang words? Let's find out!
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What does the Jamaican phrase "likkle more" mean?
How are you?
See you tomorrow!
Until next time...
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What does the Jamaican phrase "wah gwann" mean?
Good times
What's going on?
I'm angry
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What does the Jamiacan phrase "pree" mean?
Get out!
Hello
Check it out
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What does the Jamaican slang term "mi deh yah" mean?
I'll talk to you later
I am here
I can't talk
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What does the Jamaican slang term "pickney" mean?
Woman
Man
Child
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What does the Jamicain term "ire" mean?
I'm alright
I'm terrible
I'm laughing
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What does the Jamaicain term "gyal" mean?
Go
Girl
Gang
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What does the slang term "yardie" mean?
America
Jamaica
Britain
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What does the Jamaican slang term "big up" mean?
Give respect
Stand down
Cheer up
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What does the Jamaican slang term "badmind" mean?
Angry
Envious
Lovely
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What does the Jamaican slang term "walk pass" mean?
Walk by
Stand down
Move on
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What does the Jamaican term brehen mean?
Brother
Man
Boy
Result
Okay, so Jamaican slang isn’t really your thing. With every culture, there are words and phrases that will always be difficult for an outsider to understand. Don’t beat yourself up! What matters is that you gave it your all and likely learned something new.

C+, Jamaican Slang Stuck

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Well...well...well it appears as if we have a Jamaican slang superstar on our hands! While you may not know Jamaican slang quite as well as a true Jamaican, you still demonstrated a strong prowess for the Jamaican vernacular. Keep up the good work and never stop learning!

B+, Jamaican Slang Superstar

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are without question stellar at the art of Jamaican slang! While others may struggle to understand the vernacular of an outsider, you’ve managed to know Jamaican slang almost as much as well as a true Jamaican!

A+, Jamaican Slang Stellar

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1
What does the Jamaican phrase "likkle more" mean?
How are you?
See you tomorrow!
Until next time...
2
What does the Jamaican phrase "wah gwann" mean?
Good times
What's going on?
I'm angry
3
What does the Jamiacan phrase "pree" mean?
Get out!
Hello
Check it out
4
What does the Jamaican slang term "mi deh yah" mean?
I'll talk to you later
I am here
I can't talk
5
What does the Jamaican slang term "pickney" mean?
Woman
Man
Child
6
What does the Jamicain term "ire" mean?
I'm alright
I'm terrible
I'm laughing
7
What does the Jamaicain term "gyal" mean?
Go
Girl
Gang
8
What does the slang term "yardie" mean?
America
Jamaica
Britain
9
What does the Jamaican slang term "big up" mean?
Give respect
Stand down
Cheer up
10
What does the Jamaican slang term "badmind" mean?
Angry
Envious
Lovely
11
What does the Jamaican slang term "walk pass" mean?
Walk by
Stand down
Move on
12
What does the Jamaican term brehen mean?
Brother
Man
Boy