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Our last lesson under the Common Twi Expressions module equipped us with a number of directional expressions in Twi.
Now let’s try and make some friends. Today’s lesson seeks to give us a number of Twi phrases that we can use to strike up friendly acquaintances with others.
Twi Vocabulary for Making Friends
|adamfo pa||good friend|
|adamfo bɔne||bad friend|
|Wo ho te sɛn?||How are you|
|Me ho yɛ, na wo nso ɛ?||I’m well, how about you?|
|Me nso me ho yɛ||I’m also well|
Wo din de sɛn?
Wɔfrɛ wo sɛn?
Yɛfrɛ wo sɛn?
What is your name?
They call you what?
You’re called what?
We call you what?
Me din de Yaw
Wɔfrɛ me Yaw
Yɛfrɛ me Yaw
My name is Yaw
They call me Yaw
I’m called Yaw
(We) call me Yaw
|Me yere nie||This is my wife|
|Me mpena nie||This is my girlfriend/boyfriend|
|Me ba baa nie||This is my daughter|
|Me ba barima nie||This is my son|
|Ne din de Ama/Kofi||His/her name is Ama/Kofi|
Mepa wo kyɛw, wo din no bio?
Mepa wo kyɛw, bɔ wo din no bio ma me
Please, your name again?
Please, repeat your name for me
Ɛyɛ me anigyeɛ sɛ yɛahyia
M’ani agye sɛ yɛahyia
Happy to meet you
Pleased to meet you
Woyɛ adwuma bɛn?
Adwuma bɛn na woyɛ?
|What do you do? (work)|
Ɛhe na woyɛ adwuma?
Ɛhefa na woyɛ adwuma
|Where do you work?|
|Meyɛ adwuma wɔ sikakorabea||I work at the bank|
|Menyɛ adwuma||I don’t work|
|Meyɛ polisini/ɔsraani||I’m a police officer/a soldier|
|Wonim me?||Do you know me?|
|Ɛkwan bɛn so na monim mo ho?||How do you know each other?|
Yɛyɛ adwuma baako
Yɛyɛ adwuma bom
We work at the same place
We work together
|Yɛkɔ sukuu korɔ||We go to the same school|
Where do you come from?
Where are you from?
|Wote he?||Where do you live/stay?|
Wokɔ sukuu wɔ he?
Wokɔ sukuu bɛn?
Where do you school?
Which school do you attend?
|Borɔno bɛn na woteɛ?||Which suburb do you stay/live?|
|Mpɔtam bɛn na woteɛ?||In which community do you reside?|
|Mefiri Amɛrika||I’m from America|
|Woyɛ hɔhoɔ wɔ ha?||Are you a stranger here?|
|Mete Tafo||I live/stay at Tafo|
|Mefiri Amɛrika nso mete Tafo||I’m from America but I live at Tafo|
|Ɛdeɛn na ɛde wo baa ha?||What brought you here?|
|Mebɛsuaa adeɛ||I came to study|
|Mebaa sukuu||I came to school|
|Mebɛwareeɛ||I came to marry|
|Mebɛhwehwɛɛ ɔyere/okunu||I came to find a wife/husband|
|Mebɛdii akwamma||I came to spend the holidays|
|Mebaa no atenaseɛ||I came to stay|
|Mebɛpɛɛ adwuma||I came to find a job|
|Wobaeɛ no nna/abosome/mfeɛ dodoɔ sɛn ni?||Since you came, how many days/months/years has it been?|
Mereduru ara ni
Mereba ara ni
|I just arrived|
Mebɛduruiɛ no nnawɔtwe nie
Mebaeɛ no nnawɔtwe nie
It’s been a week since I arrived
It’s been a week since I came
|Mepɛ wo adamfoɔ||I want you as a friend|
|Woyɛ adamfo pa||You are a good friend|
M’ani sɔ w’ayɔnkofa
M’ani sɔ yɛn ayɔnkofa
I appreciate your friendship
I appreciate our friendship
W’ani gye ha asetena?
W’ani gye ha?
Are you happy with life here?
Are you happy here?/Do you like it here?
|Ɛha ne Amɛrika, ɛhe na wosusu sɛ ɛhɔ yɛ dɛ pa ara?||Between here and America, which place do you think is more fun?|
|Ɛdeɛn pa ara/pɔtee na ɛma w’ani gye Ghana ho?||What at all/exactly makes you like Ghana the most?|
|Mo aduane||Your food|
|Mo amammerɛ||Your culture|
|Mo kasa||Your language|
|Woadi mfeɛ sɛn?||How old are you?|
|Madi mfeɛ aduonu||I’m 20 years old|
|Na wo nso ɛ?||How about you?|
|Me nso madi mfeɛ aduasa||I’m also 30 years old|
|Nti da bɛn ne w’awoda?||So which day is your birthday?/So when is your birthday?|
|Da bɛn na wɔwoo wo?||On which day were you born?|
|Wɔwoo me Yawoada, Ayɛwohomumɔ da a ɛtɔ so aduonu-num wɔ afe apem, aha nkron aduowɔtwe nson||I was born on Thursday, June 25, 1987.|
|Wɔwoo wo bosome bɛn mu?||In which month were you born?|
|Wo ne hwan na ɛteɛ?||Whom do you live with?|
|Me ne me wɔfa/maame/papa/nuabaa/wɔfaase na ɛteɛ||I live with my uncle/mum/dad/sister/niece|
|Me ne m’awofoɔ/m’abusuafoɔ na ɛteɛ||I live with my parents/relatives|
|Me nko ara na meteɛ||I live alone|
Metumi bɛsra wo?
Mɛtumi abɛsra wo?
|Can I come and visit you?|
Metumi frɛ wo?
Mɛtumi afrɛ wo?
|Can I call you|
|Wowɔ abɛɛfo kwantenpɔn intanɛt so?||Are you online?|
Edin bɛn na wode wɔ hɔ?
Edin bɛn na mɛtumi de ahwehwɛ wo wɔ so?
What is your username there?
What name can I search you there with?
|Wo nuanom yɛ sɛn?||How many are your siblings?|
|Wowɔ nnamfoɔ dodoɔ sɛn?||How many friends do you have?|
Meda wo ase pa ara
Meda wo ase pii
Thank you very much
Thank you a lot
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