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People often ask ‘how do you say so and so in Jamaican Patois.’ They would be surprised to find out that although they may consider Jamaicans to be walking Jamaican dictionaries, even they sometimes don’t know what some terms and expressions mean. They too can be stumped when trying to give the Jamaican to English translation for certain Jamaican words. This should be of no surprise because for some (not all) expressions and words the meanings are elusive. It should also be noted that because Jamaican Patois has many of English words, many words and expressions are either very similar or exactly the same in Jamaican as they are in Standard English.
People often ask how would you say ‘I love you’ in Jamaican or ‘How do you count in Jamaican.’ Well the answer is you say it exactly the same in the Jamaican dialect as you would in Standard English. The differences are in the pronunciation and some of the vocabulary. Similarly, there are different words for terms of endearment (expressing closeness or relation), in Jamaican Patois which differ from those in Standard English.
There are not many dictionaries specializing in translating Standard English to its Jamaican equivalent. The dictionaries that do exist can usually be found online but you have to spend some time searching to find those. Likewise, there are books written specifically about translating Jamaican to Standard English and vice versa but they too are far and few in between. Therefore, learning ‘how to say things in Jamaica’ is usually left up to the individual. Furthermore, when trying to learn to speak a language for which there is not much source material the individual is more often than not left up to his or her own creativity, or resourcefulness, to acquire the necessary learning material for that particular language. As an aside note: one of the best ways to learn any language or dialect is to live in the country that speaks that language. Another good way to learn a language or dialect is to take courses. Other ways would include listening to music, watching movies and as mentioned previously, reading books written about the subject.
Whatever method is used to study Jamaican, it all boils down to the same things: time and dedication. Putting in the time and dedicating some time to uninterrupted study are necessary once you have the appropriate study material. Living in a foreign country where another language is spoken, automatically means that you’ll have to the spend time. You’ll also hear the language being spoken every day and if you interact with others then you’ll begin learning picking words and vocabulary. However, when your only means of studying is through music or books then it is imperative that you set aside the time and make the effort to study. Experts might suggest that repeating out loud and using audio material are the best ways of learning and reinforcing what you’ve learned.
People often ask ‘how do you say certain things in Jamaican Patois.’ The answer is not always clear cut. However, there are thousands of Jamaican words and phrases worth learning. Another important aspect of learning Jamaican would be learning the syntax of the dialect. Syntax, like so many other things, is best learned through exposure to the language and by continual practice and speaking. By practicing and incorporating some or all of these learning techniques you might be well on your way learning how to say things in Jamaican patois.
NEWS IN JAMAICA
NEWS IN JAMAICA
Planning your honeymoon ahead of time is very important among other wedding ideas you have in mind. You should also allot a certain budget to enjoy a wonderful honeymoon vacation that would be the mark of the beginning of your life together as husband and wife. So, where could that place be? How about Jamaica?
Jamaica is one of the top honeymoon locations in the world. If you love the Caribbean, you’ll surely love this country. The island of Jamaica is made up of beautiful scenery, lovely people, rugged mountains, and surrounded by blue Caribbean waters. There are well-known beaches in this country that will beyond doubt live up to all you’ve ever heard. There’s Doctor’s Cave beach in Montego Bay, the quiet coves of North Coast near Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay, and the seven mile stretch of soft sand in Negril.
Jamaica is not only famous for its magnificent beaches. The landscapes with waterfalls, springs, rivers, and streams running from the rugged mountains to the deep blue sea are another nature’s gift to Jamaica. Outdoor activities such as rafting, waterfall climbing, and horseback riding are very much enjoyable to be part of your honeymoon getaway in this lovely island.
Breezes Jamaica is a resort and spa that would accommodate you anytime of the year. Breezes Grand in Negril will surely pamper you and your spouse with their luxurious resort and spa. It is located in Jamaica’s southwest shore with breathtaking miles of powdery silver sand and has lavish suites in 22 acres of tropical grounds surrounded with old cotton trees. Enjoy swimming, windsurfing, scuba diving, and sailing along with a fitness center and a soothing spa. There are six classic restaurants offering French, Italian, and continental cuisine; and enjoy concoctions made by excellent bartenders.
Breezes resort and spa in Trelawny is a paradise not just for couple or singles but also for the whole family. With a three-mile stretch of sandy beach and enormous swimming pools, this resort is not just for adults to enjoy but for kids too. They have something for everyone. They have tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball and an 18-hole championship golf course. And the fun doesn’t stop there; Bubble Disco will surely make your feet on the go.
Breezes resort and spa in Rio Bueno is a replica of an old-fashioned Jamaican village with luxurious amenities and services. This place is perfect for couples who want only the comfort of a lavish honeymoon. From comfortable accommodations, extravagant cuisine, dazzling nightlife to extravagant outdoor activities; this is the ultimate honeymoon any couple could have.
Breezes Runaway Bay Resort and Golf Club, from the name itself describe its characteristic – an escape. The tropical grounds of this place, the quiet coves, and the infinite beaches will surely make your stay an escape from the pressures of the real world. Soar the Caribbean in a catamaran cruise or boost your skills on golf and tennis. The best facilities for scuba diving can be used to explore underwater playground; and play golf in a private and classy golf course.
Whatever your dream honeymoon could be, you can find it in any of these Breezes in Jamaica; a paradise to make your honeymoon a special and a memorable experience to begin with.
NEWS IN JAMAICA
The idea of spending vacations as all inclusive is celebrated in many destinations in the world today. Therefore, it is possible to travel to the Caribbean Islands and find a number of options to choose from. However, this might not be ideal for everyone, so it is important to know what to expect with one of these attractive packages. You can find some of the most luxurious and popular all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, especially in the Montego Bay and Negril areas that will pamper you beyond your wildest dreams!
When you select one of these packaged deals you will be provided with wonderful amenities, meals, fun activities, airline tickets and refreshments. Some properties will offer more, but the important thing is that you will get to pay for everything in one bill and just relax and enjoy your holiday. But, even with all these appealing factors and the possibilities to save more, there are travelers who are disappointed with this arrangement.
Some persons think that they are too isolated from the rest of the island and cannot get to enjoy anything on the outside. While is somewhat true, this is not entirely the case as travelers are provided with options. For example, there are packages that are offered by some resorts for tours to enjoy historical sites, adventure trails, museums and more. So, it is very much possible for you to be staying at Sandals in Montego Bay and still get to visit the Greenwood Great House or even the Bird Sanctuary in the hills of Anchovy.
However, the disappointed travelers might not be aware of all this, simply because they did not research beforehand. Your vacation at a resort can only be boring if you want it to be, as there will be a wide variety of things to explore both at the properties, as well as well as on the outside. One of the most important things to pay attention to when reviewing the packages is what you are getting for your money.
The inclusions must be something that you would enjoy and also having a lot of activities will be a good option as well. Remember that you are paying for everything upfront and it would not make sense all round to arrive at the property and have no interest in what is offered. For instance, if you know that you want to indulge in golf, then it would not be a wise decision to select one of the beach resorts.
The same can be said for a beach holiday, as a resort in the New Kingston area would be a bad choice for this kind of trip. Naturally, you want to stay at the all inclusive resorts in Jamaica that will match the purpose of your holiday, your style and budget. If you do otherwise, it will completely defeat the purpose of purchasing one of these packages in the first place, as you would be setting yourself up for disappointments.
Finally, when you are planning for this type of vacation you should always opt for the best facilities and the one that will provide you with excellent quality. The beauty with this island is that these properties are well-known and recommended for excellence and a number of them such as the Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa at Rose Hall boast high star ratings. So, take the time to read all the reviews and travel information on the sites in order to know what to expect before making your reservations.