A collection of useful phrases in Twi, a variety of Akan, a member that the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken in Ghana.

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Key come abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said come one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).


phrase Twi
Welcome Akwaaba Mema wo akwaaba (I welcome you) Yɛma wo akwaaba (We welcome you) Yaa agya (reply - to an elderly man) Yaa ɛna (reply - to an yonsei woman) Yaa anua (reply - to a sibling period mate or colleague)
Hello (General greeting) Agoo
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Wo ho car sεn? (frm) εte sεn? (inf) Mpɔ mu te sεn? ("How is life")
Reply to 'How are you?' Me ho yε, me da ase (frm) Me ho yε ("My human body is fine") Bɔkɔɔ εyε Me ho yɛ, na wo nsoɛ?
Long time no see Yɛhyiaeɛ akyɛ
What's your name? Yɛferɛ wo sɛn?
My name is ... Yɛferɛ me ... Me din de ...
Where are you from? Wo fire he?
I'm from ... Me firi ...
Pleased to fulfill you Ɛyɛ me anigyeɛ sɛ mehyiaa woɔ Ɛyɛ me anigyeɛ sɛ yɛahyia M’ani agye sɛ yɛahyia
Good morning (Morning greeting) Me ma wo akye Maakye Yaa agya (reply - come an yonsi man) Yaa ɛna (reply - come an yonsi woman) Yaa anua (reply - to a sibling period mate or colleague)
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Me ma wo aha Maaha Yaa agya (reply - come an yonsi man) Yaa ɛna (reply - to an elderly woman) Yaa anua (reply - come a sibling age mate or colleague)
Good evening (Evening greeting) Me ma wo adwo Maadwo Yaa agya (reply - to an yonsi man) Yaa ɛna (reply - to an yonsi woman) Yaa anua (reply - come a sibling period mate or colleague)
Good night Da yie
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Nante yiye Yɛbɛhyia bio (We shall accomplish again) Akyire yi yɛbɛhyia (We shall satisfy later)
Good luck! Mema wo tiri nkwa!
Cheers! an excellent Health! (Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit / have a quite meal
Bon voyage / have a great journey Ɛkwan for this reason dwoodwoo!
Yes Aane
No Daabi
Maybe Ebia
I don't know Mennim
I understand Mete aseɛ
I don't understand Mente aseɛ
Please speak an ext slowly Mepa wo kyɛw, wobɛtumi aka no brɛoo?
Please say that again Mepa wo kyɛw, wobɛtumi aka no bio?
Please create it down Mepa wo kyɛw, twerɛ ma me
Do you speak English? Woka borɔfo kasa? Woka potɔ kasa?
Do you speak Twi?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do girlfriend speak ...?') Mete Twi Kakra
Speak to me in Twi
How perform you say ... In Twi? Sɛn na wɔka ... Wɔ Twi kasa mu?
Excuse me Mepa wo kyɛ
How lot is this? Eyɛ sɛn?
Sorry Kosɛ Kafra
Please Mepa wo kyɛw Mepaa kyɛw
Thank you Meda wo ase Medaase Meda wo ase pa ara Meda wo ase pii
Reply to give thanks to you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ɛhe na agyananbea no wɔ? Agyananbea no wɔ he?
This gentleman will certainly pay because that everything Aberanteɛ yi bɛtua biribiara Aberanteɛ yi bɛtua ne nyinaa
This lady will certainly pay for everything Awuraba yi bɛtua biribiara Awuraba yi bɛtua ne nyinaa
Would you like to dance through me? Wobɛpɛ sɛ wo ne me bɛsa?
Do friend come below often? Wotaa ba ha?
I miss you Mafe wo
I love you Medɔ wo
Get fine soon
Go away!
Leave me alone! Gyae me!
Help! Boa me!
Fire! Ogya!
Stop!
Call the police! Frɛ polisi!
Christmas greetings Afenhyia pa
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Mema wo awoda pa
One language is never ever enough
My hovercraft is complete of eels
Are girlfriend done? Woawie?
I'm ill Meyare Me ho mfa me
I'm hungry Ɛkɔm de me
I feel sleepy M'ani kum
Is everything alright? Biribiara bɔkɔɔ deɛ?
Show me the way Kyerɛ me kwan no
I will certainly pay Mɛtua
Turn turn off the light Dum kanea no
Turn ~ above the light Sɔ kanea no

Some phrases provided by Stephen Yaw Awiba of LearnAkan.com

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Other collection of Twi unit volume https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Twi_phrasebook http://jeremygoestoafrica.com/learn-twi/index.html https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/a58865f3-c750-4460-bc15-6fc0d00c1b1c https://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps/Twi/GH_Twi_Language_Lessons.pdf

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