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Basic Twi

Greetings

Greeting Response
Maakye – Good morning Yaaenua – Good morning my bro/ sis

Yaaena   – Good morning mother

Yaaegya –Good morning father

Maaha – Good afternoon YaaEnua
Maadwo – Good evening Yaaenua
Wo ho tesen? -how are you? Me ho ye – I am fine

Na woe ? – and you

OnyameAdom – by God’s grace

Etesen? – how is it? eye -its fine

Names according to Days of the Week

Day of Birth Male Female
Monday Kojo/ Joojo Adjoa
Tuesday Kwabena Abena
Wednesday Kwaku/ Abeiku Akua/Kuukua
Thursday Yaw/Ekow Yaa/Yaaya/Aba
Friday Kofi/Fiifi Afua/Afia
Saturday Kwame Ama
Sunday Kwasi Esi / Akosua

Basic Twi

Wore ko he ? –where are you going
Mere ko fie – I am going home
Mere ko dwamu – I am going to the market
Mere ko Hospital – I am going to the hospital or pharmacy
Mere ko toadee – I am going to buy something
Mere ko didi – I am going to eat
Mere koda – I am going to sleep
Mereko – I am going
Wo firihe ? – where do you come from
Mefiri – I am from USA/ England/ Canada
Wo din de sen – what is your name
Yefre me Claudia/ Yvonne / Nadia/Lucy
Wo re ye den? -What are you doing?
Meredidi – I am eating
Meresansuo – I am fetching water
Meretwiwinkyenseemu – I am washing dishes
Mere nuaaduane – I am cooking
Begye – come and take
Medaase – thank you
Wadidi? – have you eaten?
Aane – yes
Bra – come
Ko – go
Nsuo – water
Eduane – food
Gye – take
Fa mame – give it to me
Daabi – no
Kose – sorry
Da –         sleep
Koda – go and slep
Sore ko  – get up and go
Gyae – stop
Fa – take it
Fa bra – bring it
Fako – take it away
Fre no – call him / her
Fre no ma me me – call him/her for
Didi – eat
Mere didi – I am eating
Nom – drink it
Nom suo – drink water
Bedidi – come and eat
Wowo he? – where are you ?
Me wo ha – I am here
Kawo ho – hurry up
Ewo he – where is it
Hwe – look
To woboase – take your time