2 Ways to Ask “When?” in Twi

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The present lesson is the seventh in the series on Twi Question Words. Thus far, we’ve had a video each on the introduction, 4 ways to ask “what?” in Twi, how to ask “who?“, “whom?” and “whose?” in Twi, 2 ways to ask “why?”, “where?”, and “which?” in Twi.

Today, we’re continuing the series with two ways to ask “when?” in Twi.

If you need help with pronunciation, please watch the embedded video lesson below.

Video Lesson

Two Ways to Ask “When?” in Twi

berɛ bɛn?when?
what time?
ɔbaa berɛ bɛn?
he/she came when?

berɛ bɛn na ɔbaeɛ?
when did he/she come?

ɔfirii ha berɛ bɛn?
he/she left here when?

berɛ bɛn na ɔfirii ha?
when did he/she leave here?
da bɛn?when?
what day?
ɔbɛtu kwan da bɛn?
he/she will travel when?

da bɛn na ɔbɛtu kwan?
when will he/she travel?

ɔdɔ bɛba da bɛn?
love will come when?

da bɛn na ɔdɔ bɛba?
when will love come?


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STEPHEN AWIBA, known by his students as YAW, is the founding editor of LEARNAKAN.COM and LEARNAKANDICTIONARY.COM. He was born and raised in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital of Ghana, where Akan (Asante Twi) is spoken as the first language. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana and an MPhil in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).


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Who? Whom? Whose? in Twi

Welcome to the third lesson in the Twi question words series. If you missed any of the previous two, please click on the respective link

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