JaLingo is a Jamaican Dictionary/Translator developed on the iOS platform which allows the world to understand the Jamaican Dialect.

JaLingo features the traditional and modern words, expressions & proverbs which translate to the English Language providing clear and concise meanings.

This application was developed to facilitate visitors to Jamaica & also individuals who are intrigued with our language so they can communicate freely and comprehend easily.

1. Clear and concise meanings of Jamaican Words, Expressions, Phrases, Sayings & Proverbs.
2. Examples of how to use the Language (and provide synonymous examples).
3. Featured Words/Slangs/Expressions.
4. Weekly Phrases/Expressions/Proverbs and Marijuana References.
5. Weekly Videos to accompany the weekly Phrases/Expressions/Proverbs and Marijuana References
5. Share what you have learned using Facebook, Twitter, E-Mail, SMS, iMessage etc.
6. Users can submit a word/phrase that is not in the dictionary and we will provide immediate translation.
7. Background on Jamaican Creole.

The Weekly Phrase/Expression/Proverb is updated every Sunday.

*This is a universal App, it supports all iOS devices.

Please contact for support or additional translations.

What's New

Version 3.8

- Support for iOS 12
- UI updated for Xs & Xs Max
- New Books Section
- Updated & Revised Content
- Fixed issue where App will crash on iPads

Ratings and Reviews



This app is funny to recap some words u haven't heard in a while and funny to hear foreigners say them too. Get it while you can



Great app to gain info on the heritage of yardies and the culture of the Jamaican way. I love the app and utilize it for its purpose

Where’s the sound!!?


Where’s the sound to this app? How can we speak it properly?

Developer Response

Good day Calimuh,

Kindly advise what device you are using and the Operating System. If you are unsure of the model and OS Version, please use the feedback section in the App.

Also, ensure your phone is not on silent/vibrate and the volume is toggled.


Jason Solomon
11.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Jason Solomon


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