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Hello! Now that we know how to greet in Twi, let us proceed to learn how to introduce ourselves using the same dialect of the Akan language.
I am sure this lesson will prove particularly useful to non-Akan speakers who travel to Ghana or find themselves amidst Akan speakers anywhere in the world. From this lesson, you will learn, for instance, how to tell others where you are from, tell others your name, ask if your addressee speaks English, etc. Pronouns are used frequently in this lesson so it will be advisable for anyone who does not know much about Akan pronouns to see this lesson first.
Me din de Yaw
Wɔfrɛ me Yaw
Yɛfrɛ me Yaw
My name is Yaw
They call me Yaw
I’m called Yaw
|Madi mfeɛ aduasa||I’m 30 years old|
|Mefiri Amɛrika||I’m from America|
Woka borɔfo/potɔ kasa?
Wote borɔfo/potɔ kasa?
Do you speak English
Do you understand English?
Wo din de sɛn?
Wɔfrɛ wo sɛn?
Yɛfrɛ wo sɛn?
What is your name?
How do they call you?
How do we call you?
|Mete Amakom||I live at Amakom|
|Ɛyɛ me anigyeɛ sɛ mehyiaa woɔ||I’m glad/pleased to have met you|
|Yɛhyiaeɛ akyɛ||It’s been long since we last met|
Wo ho te sɛn?
|how are you?|
|Ɛdeɛn na ɛrekɔ so?||What’s going on?/What’s up?|
Megyedi sɛ biribiara rekɔ yie
Megyedi sɛ biribiara bɔkɔɔ
|I believe all is well|
|Onyankopɔn adom nti||By God’s grace|
|Ɛmma mennye wo mmerɛ nyinaa||Let me not take all your time|
|Adeɛ asa||It’s late (evening/night)|
|Manhyɛ da||It wasn’t intentional|
|M’ani agye||I’m happy|
|Me werɛ aho||I’m sad|
|Me bo afu||I’m angry|
|Ɛkɔm de me||I’m hungry|
|Mayera||I’m lost (geographically)|
|Me ho mfa me||I’m not feeling well (health-wise)|
|M’ani kum||I’m feeling sleepy|
|(N)sukɔm de me||I’m thirsty|
|Mɛdi nnansa wɔ ha||I will be here for three days|
|W’awofoɔ wɔ fie?||Are your parents home?|
|Ka kyerɛ wo papa sɛ mebaa ha||Tell your dad I came by|
|Meyɛ hɔhoɔ||I’m a stranger|
|Wobɛtumi akyerɛ me kwan a mɛfa so akɔ Kumase?||Can you show me how to get to Kumasi|
If you have more to add, please leave them in the comments section below. Your comments, suggestions and queries are also welcome.
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