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Home > Pidgin Glossary
Pidgin Glossary

A
aftah - after
akamai - smart

B
bebadeeze - BVDs, men's underwear
beeg - big
bigga - bigger
buggah - guy, person
bumbucha - big, really big

C
cornah - corner
closah - closer

D
dat - that
da - the
dea - there/their
den - then
deepah - deeper
deeze - these
dey - they

E
'em - them
eeef - if
endevahs - endeavors
e'nuff - enough
erebody - everybody
es'speck - expect
evah - ever

F
fass - fass
fewcha - future
fingahs - fingers
fishahman - fisherman
floatah - floater
fo'/foa - to/for

G
garrens - guarantee
goddah - got to

H
hahd - hard
ha'kum - how come
hana hou - repeat, do again

I
in'sai - inside

J
jahs - just


K
kane - male
keiki - child/kid
kokua - help/assist

L
latah - later
litto - little

M
maddah - matter
mah'ke/make - die
Mele Kalikimaka - Merry Christmas
middo - middle
mo'/moa - more

 

N
nani - pretty
neva/nevah - never
no'moa - no more

O
oa - or
ohana - family
okole - buttocks
oni - only
out'sai - outside
ow'ah - our

P
paht - part
pau - finished
pau hana - finished work
peepo - people
plenny - plenty
poot - put

R
raddah - rather
remembah - remember

S
savah - savor
sen - send
shuah - sure
sked - afraid/scared
soa' - sore
specho - special
spock/spawk - see/look
stahted - started
sum - some
sum'body - somebody
sum'times - sometimes
surfahs - surfer

T
teeng - thing
teenk/teenking - think/thinking
tess - test
togeddah - together
tutu - grandmother
tutu kane - grandfather

U
uddah - other
uka - plenty
unda/undah - under
unrealz - unreal

W
waddah - water
wat - what
wea - where
wiki wiki - quickly, fast

Y
yeeah - year
yo'wah - your

 

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