Please, Welcome, Thank You in Twi

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This lesson begins the Common Twi Expressions series. The series introduces you to the most commonly-used Twi phrases and sentences. Each lesson in the series features only a handful of expressions. This is to ensure that you take your time to grasp the contexts within which they are used, as well as the proper ways of saying them.

Today, we are looking at 3 expressions: 1) please 2) welcome and 3) thank you. So, how do we say those in Twi?

TWIENGLISH

mepa wo kyɛw OR

mepaakyɛw

please

akwaaba

mema wo akwaaba

yɛma wo akwaaba

welcome

I welcome you

we welcome you

meda wo ase OR

medaase

thank you

Usage Examples

Mepa wo kyɛw/mepaakyɛw (please)

1. Mepa wo kyɛw, meyɛ hɔhoɔ

    Please, I am a stranger.

2. Mepa wo kyɛw, kyerɛ me kwan no.

     Please, show me the way.

3. Mepa wo kyɛw, mefiri Kumase.

     Please, I’m from Kumasi.

Akwaaba (welcome)

4. Akwaaba! Memma wo nsuo?

    Welcome! Should I give you water?

5. Kofi, mema wo akwaaba.

     Kofi, I welcome you.

6. Yɛmaa no akwaaba.

     We welcomed him/her.

Meda wo ase/medaase (thank you)

7. O, woatua ama me? Medaase!

     Oh, you’ve paid for me? Thank you.

8. Medaase sɛ woanka.

     Thank you for not telling.

9. Awurade, meda wo ase.

     God, I thank you.

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