Useful Twi Phrases for Expressing Disagreement

In our last lesson, we looked at some useful Twi phrases for expressing agreement.

Today, we’re going the opposite direction. We’re looking at some Twi phrases that we can use to disagree with others.

As always, if you need help with pronunciation and/or structure of the phrases covered, please watch the embedded video lesson below.

Video Lesson

Useful Twi Phrases for Expressing Disagreement

me ne wo nyɛ adweneI don’t agree with you;

I disagree with you
me ne wo nyɛ adwene koraaI don’t agree with you at all;

I completely disagree with you
ɛnyɛ nokorɛit’s not true
ɛyɛ ntorɔit’s a lie
woboayou’re lying
ɛnte saait’s not so
ɛnyɛ saa na ɛteɛit’s not like that;

that’s not how it is
ɛnte saa berɛ biarait’s not always the case;

it’s not so every time
wogye di?are you sure?; do you believe it?
mennye nniI don’t believe it
mennye nni sɛ saa na ɛteɛI don’t believe that’s how it is;

I don’t believe it’s like that
mennye nni sɛ ɛyɛ nokorɛI don’t believe it’s true

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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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