Useful Ebonics Phrases
I speak English, Spanish, Ebonics and some Woman which is the hardest of all because every 3rd word means the opposite of what they say.
Here are some useful Ebonics phrases I’ve picked up over the years that you can use in your everyday conversations. These are especially useful when you meet someone new and want to make a good impression.
Ebonics: “Yo dawg, whats crack-a-lackin’?”
English: Hello Freind, what transpired in my absence?
Ebonics: Kick it off to me one time.
English: Could you explain it to me once more.
Ebonics: What’s the pump?
English: What is the retail price for that fine merchandise?
Ebonics: Money’s kinda funny, hook a brother up
English: my bank account is empty, could you you sell it to me for less, for the sake of our friendship
Ebonics: Kick it over here!
English: excuse me, but when you have a minute please come over here.
Ebonics: Tru dat
English: That is a very accurate statement
Ebonics: I’ll drop 5 on that
English: I would be happy to contribute to your cause
Ebonics: You straight tripping boo!
English: I am quite concerned for your sanity my Freind.
Ebonics: Yo Boo! That bean is off the hook!
English: My Freind, that is the best cup of coffe I have had in white some time.
Ebonics: I be stacking mad Benjamin’s, word.
English: I am earning a good living, really.
Ebonics: My flame is lame, leme jump a groove off your burn.
English: My lighter is broken, may light my cigarette off of yours
Ebonics: “Yo G, you frontin me?”
English: “Excuse me, my peer, are you attempting to influence me to engage in a violent action with you?”
Ebonics: “You gots to git those Benjamins so you cin git dat bling-bling fo yo ride”
English: “You need to get money so that you can get expensive accessories for your car.”
Ebonics: “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, they’re like, it’s better than yours, damn right its better than your, I could school you, for some Benjamins.
English “My frozen dairy treat brings all the male gender to the grassy area in the front of my residence. They say it is superior to yours. Yes, they are correct, it is far superior than yours. I could pass along this knowledge, but there would be a fee.
Ebonics: Da–bi–, u’r stupa fly!
English: “You are incredibly beautiful.”
Ebonics: Why you all up in my grill yo?
English: Why are you invading my personal space?
Ebonics: “Yo son, you best not talk to me like dat dog, im liable to be splittin some wigs up in dis mug if you keep disrespectin like that…so ignant..”
English: “Hello acquaintance. I would appreciate it if you didn’t speak to me in that way. If you continue, I might start firing fast moving projectiles into people’s skulls in this general vicinity. You are very uneducated.”
Ebonics: Aight homies, I be dropping some serious knowledge on y’all. I be kicken this one time.
English: Useful beginning for public speaking engagement when you really need to impress your audience; after my presentation, everyone will,be extremely well informed. There is only time to cover this material once, so please pay close attention.
Ebonics: You best grab some slab dawg.
English: I think it is time for you to depart the premises my freind.