Jamaican Translator, allows you currently to translate from standard English to Jamaican Patois. Learn more about our language by doing quizzes about interesting topics.
Translate and send your translations with your favorite Instant Messaging app to friends, families or even Jamaican natives. Learn more about patois by doing quizzes
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Pretty good!it works well!
Not quite right
Jamaican here. The translations this app provides aren’t very good. They’re often correct in a technical sense, but speaking or writing this way to a Jamaican would sound nonsensical to them, as it doesn’t account for natural tendencies of the language. It also doesn’t seem to follow any regional dialect I know of. (We have dialects just like any language—people in Kingston don’t talk the same as those in Westmoreland, for example.) Patwa doesn’t necessarily track to the English structure of subject/verb/object etc nearly as often as this translator suggests. The brevity of the quiz is strange. And many of the proverbs are not Jamaican in origin, and they read strangely in this app’s idea of Patwa. Overall, this app is a deceptive teacher of Patwa.
- Jovi Chen-Mcintyre
- 57.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Jovi Chen-Mcintyre
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.