Asking For and Telling Where You Are From in Twi

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This lesson continues our series on asking question about someone/people, and responding to same about yourself.

In our last lesson in the series, we looked at how to ask for someone’s age, and how to tell your age in Twi. Today, we are looking at how to ask someone where he/she is from, and how to tell where we are from.

The embedded video lesson below breaks down the expressions used, and provide meanings for their constituent words.

Video Lesson

Asking for Where Someone is From in Twi

wofiri he?you come from where?
where are you from?
ɛhe na wofiri?where is it that you come from?
where are you from?

Telling Where You Are From in Twi

mefiri BɔmpataI come from Bompata
I’m from Bompata
Bɔmpata na mefiriit is Bompata that I come from
I’m from Bompata

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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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