In lesson 15 under the Common Twi Expressions series, we are looking at 25 must-know Twi phrases; 25 of the most common Twi phrases that you’re likely to come by while you’re in Ghana.
The phrases to be covered in this lesson should prove particularly useful to persons traveling to Ghana, and/or those who have plans of doing so in the near future.
In the embedded video lesson below, I situate some of the phrases within actual usage contexts, giving you a sense of how they sound in natural conversation settings.
25 Must-Know Twi Phrases for Learners and Tourists
- Meda wo ase; Medaase
- Ɛte sɛn?
‘How’s it?; How are you?’
- Me ho yɛ
- Mepa wo kyɛw; Mepaakyɛw
- Kosɛ; Kafra
- Wofiri he?
‘Where are you from?’
- Mefiri …
‘I’m from …’
- Wote borɔfo?; Wote potɔ kasa?
‘Do you hear (understand) English (language)?’
- Woka borɔfo?; Woka potɔ kasa?
‘Do you speak English (language)?’
- Sɛn na yɛka … wɔ Twi mu?
‘How do we say … in Twi?’
- Twerɛ ma me
‘Write it for me’
- Me nsa aka
‘You’re invited (to eat with me)’
‘I’m lost (geographically)’
- Wobɛtumi akyerɛ me hɔ?
‘Can you show me there (the place)?’
- Wobɛtumi akɔkyerɛ me hɔ?
‘Can you take me there?; Can you go and show me there?’
- Ɛkɔm de me
- Me ho mfa me
‘I’m not feeling well’
- Agyananbea no wɔ he?
‘Where’s the toilet/washroom?’
- Merehwehwɛ …
‘I’m looking for …’
- Ayaresabea no wɔ he?
‘Where’s the hospital?’
- Boa me; Mehia wo mmoa
‘Help me; I need your help’
- Nante yie (LIT.: walk well)
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