I’m white. Where do I stand in the race conversation? Am I allowed to stand? …
“Mi deh yah.”
English Translation: I am here
Definition: Slang expression usually used in response to a greeting expression like “How are you doing” or “What’s going on”. While the literal translation for this term is “I am here”, its implied meaning is similar to the expressions “I’m good”, “Not much happening so I am just here”, “Everything is ok” etc…
(Patois) Nothing nah gwaan adi paati but mi deh yah deh chill anyway.
(English) Nothing is going on at the party but I’m here chilling anyway.