Twi Greetings | Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening in Twi

You are welcome to the third video lesson in the Common Twi Expressions Series, brought to you by www.learnakan.com. In this lesson, we learn to say good morning, good afternoon and good evening in Twi. We will also get to know how to respond to each of these greetings in Twi.

The aim of these videos is to build and improve your Twi Language Conversation skills one step at a time. Be sure to watch and re-watch the videos until you are certain you’ve gotten the pronunciations right.

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Video Lesson

 

Twi Greetings

ENGLISH TWI GREETING RESPONSES
 

Good morning

 

Mema wo akye OR

Maakye

Yaa agya (to an elderly man)

Yaa ɛna (to an elderly woman)

Yaa nua (to a sibling, age mate)

 

Good afternoon

 

Mema wo aha OR

Maaha

Yaa agya (to an elderly man)

Yaa ɛna (to an elderly woman)

Yaa nua (to a sibling, age mate)

 

Good evening

 

Mema wo adwo OR

Maadwo

Yaa agya (to an elderly man)

Yaa ɛna (to an elderly woman)

Yaa nua (to a sibling, age mate)

 

Sample Dialogue 1

Kofi: Ama, mema wo akye.

Kofi: Ama, good morning.

Ama: Kofi, prɛmo ato.

Ama: Kofi, it’s noon (12pm)

Kofi: O saa? Ɛnneɛ maaha.

Kofi: Oh really? Then good afternoon.

Ama: Yaa nua.

 

Sample Dialogue 2

Agya Kofi: Yaw, mema wo adwo.

Agya Kofi: Yaw, good evening.

Yaw: Yaa agya.

Agya Kofi: Wo maame wɔ fie?

Agya Kofi: Is your mother home?

Yaw: Mepa wo kyɛw, dabi.

Yaw: Please, no (No please).

 

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