How to Speak Twi

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Bernard Boahen
Explorer Class
4/3/13
| Anwummerε| Evening|
| Anadwo| Night|
| Anɔpa hema| Dawn|

Let’s start with day time; 4:00 – 7:00 PM
EVENING
4:00 – 7:00 PM = anwummerε nnɔn + (number)
| anwummerε nnɔn nan| 4 PM|
| anwummerε nnɔn num| 5 PM|
| anwummerε nnɔn nsia| 6 PM|
| anwummerε nnɔn nson| 7 PM|
NIGHT
8 PM – 12 midnight = anadwo nnɔn + (number)
| anadwo nnɔn nwotwe| 8 PM|
| anadwo nnɔn nkron| 9 PM|
| anadwo nnɔn du| 10 PM|
| anadwo nnɔn dubaako| 11 PM|
| ɔdasuom| 12 midnight|
**Note that at 12 midnight we say ɔdasuom.

Names of Months and Days In Twi

Months
January: Sanda-Ɔpɛpɔn (S-Ɔ)
February: Kwakwar-Ɔgyefuo (K-Ɔ)
March: Ebɔw-Ɔbenem (E-Ɔ)
April: Ebɔbira-Oforisuo (E-O)
May: Esusow Aketseaba-Kɔtɔnimba (E-K)
June: Obirade-Ayɛwohomumu (O-A)
July: Ayɛwoho-Kitawonsa (A-K)
August: Difuu-Ɔsandaa (D-Ɔ)
September: Fankwa-Ɛbɔ (F-Ɛ)
October: Ɔbɛsɛ-Ahinime (Ɔ-A)
November: Ɔberɛfɛw-Obubuo (Ɔ-O)
December: Mumu-Ɔpɛnimba (M-Ɔ)
Days
Sunday: Kwesida (Kwe, K)
Monday: Dwowda (Dwo, D)
Tuesday: Benada (Ben, B)
Wednesday: Wukuda (Wuk, W)
Thursday: Yawda (Yaw, Y)
Friday: Fida (Fia, F)
Saturday: Memeneda (Mem, M)

1. Welcome!
Akwaaba!

(Aquaba)

2.

Greetings
Nkyea

(Nah-chea)

3.

How is it? / What's up?
εte sεn?

(ayte-sain)

4.

How are you?
Wo ho te sεn?

(Woo-huh-teh-sain)

5.

I am doing well.
Me ho yε.

(Meh-huh-yay)

6.

I'm fine.
Eyε

(aye-yeh)

7.

What is your name?
Wo din de sεn?
(Whoa-den-day-sain)

Yεfrε wo sεn?
(Yah-fray-oo-sain)

8.

My name is _______.
Me di de ________.
(Meh-den-day)

Yεfrε me ________.
(Yeh-fray-mi)

9.

Please/Excuse Me
Me pa wo kyε

(Meh-pa-oo-chow)

10.

Thank you
Me da ase

(Meh-dah-si)

11.

No thank you.
Dabi meda ase

(dah-bee-meh-dah-say)

12.

You are welcome.
Yenna ase

(Yen-nah-say)

13.

Yes
Aane

(ah-nay)

14.

No
Dabi

(dah-bee)

15.

I don't understand.
Mente asε.

(Men-ti-a-say)

16.

No, I don't understand.
Daabi, mente aseε.

(Dah-bee-menti-a-say)

17.

Good morning
Maa kyε.

(Mah-chea)

18.

Good afternoon
Maaha

(Ma-ha)

19.

Good evening
Maadwo

(Mah-jo)

20.

Response to Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon
(to a younger person)
Yaa asɔn

(Yah-sahn)

21.

Response to Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon
(to someone of same age, i.e. friend, brother or sister)
Yaa nua

(yah-nia)

22.

Response to Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon
(to an elder women, i.e. mother or grandma)
Yaa εna

(yah-inna)

23.

Response to Good Morning/Evening/Afternoon
(to an elder man)
Yaa agya

(yah-edga)

24.

Good night
Da yie

(dah-yeh)

25.

I am going to bed.
Me kɔda

(Meh-kwoda)

26.

How much is this?
Wei sεn?

(Way-sain)

27.

Come
Bra

(brah)

28.

Do you speak Twi?
Wo te Twi?

(Woh-teh-chree)

29.

Yes, I speak Twi.
Anne, me te Twi

(ah-nay-me-ti-chree)

30.

No, I don’t speak Twi.
Dabi, mente Twi

(dah-bee-men-ti-chree)

31. Do you speak English?
Wote brƆfo?

(Woh-te-brofo)
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