Some Twi Directional Vocabulary | Twi Vocabulary

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We will be looking at ways to ask and give directions in Twi much later under the Common Twi Expressions series. And, to prepare you for those lessons, the present lesson seeks to introduce you to some directional vocabulary items that we will be using.

If you need help with the pronunciations of the items covered in this lesson, please watch the embedded video below.

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Some Twi Directional Vocabulary

TWIENGLISH
animfront
akyire; akyiback
ɛsoro; sorotop; up
ɛfam; famdown
ɛha; hahere
ɛhɔ; hɔthere
emu; muin; inside
nkyɛnmusideways
mfimfinimiddle; centre
aseɛunder
ntambetween
benkumleft
nifaright
benkum soleft side
nifa soright side
nsa benkum soleft-hand side
nsa nifa soright-hand side
atifinorth
anaafoɔsouth
apueeɛeast
atɔeɛwest
atifi-apueeɛnorth-east; upper east
atifi-atɔeɛnorth-west; upper west
anaafoɔ-apueeɛsouth-east
anaafoɔ-atɔeɛsouth-west
teestraight
anim teestraight ahead; straight forward
nkwantajunction

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