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Structure:

First Quarter - Introduction

Second Quarter - Learn (Today’s Topic)

Third Quarter - Practise (Today’s topic)

Last Quarter - Small Talk

Introducing Yourself

Q: Yɛfrɛ wo sɛn? (We call you what) A: Yɛfrɛ me…- (We call me….)

Q: Wo din de sɛn? (Your name is what) A: Me din de…- (My name is….)

Q: Wofiri he? (You are from where?) A: Mefiri…- (I am from….)

Q: Wote he? (You live where?) A: Mete…- (I live in ….)

Q: Wote ɛhefa? (You live where (specifically?) A: Mete…- (I live in/at ….)

Q: Woyɛ adwuma bɛn? (You do what job?) A: Meyɛ..…- (I am (profession)

Q: Woyɛ adwuma wo he? (You work where? (location)) A: Meyɛ adwuma wɔ…..- (I work at...)

Today’s topic

What do you look like? Wo te sɛn?

Ɔbaa - Female

Ɔbarima/bɛɛma - Male

  • To describe structure (tebea / su)

    • Tenten - tall

    • ware/ wa - tall

    • Tiatia - short

    • Feafea - thin

    • Teatea - thin

    • Kɛseɛ - big

    • Kakraka - big

    • Ketewa - small

    • Ketekete - very small

    • tɛtrɛtɛ/tɛtrɛɛ - broad

    • Kurukuruwa - round

Complexion

  • Kɔkɔɔ ……………light skin, fair comolexion

  • Tumtum………………dark complexion

Amount

  • Bebree …………………………………………………………………………………...

  • Pii …………………………………………………………………………………...

Body Part

Ani - eyes

Aso - ears

Ano - mouth

Eti/Ti /Etire

Nan - leg

Nsa - hand

Ani ntɔn nwi - eyebrows

Anisoatɛtɛ - eyelashes

Ɛhwene -nose

Abatire - shoulder

Ɛtoɔ/ to - buttock

Afono - cheeks

Ɛse/se - teeth

Sereɛ = smile

Simple Phrases and Sentences

Verbs (habitual tense)

Twi - Meaning

fa to take

yɛ to do

boa to help

kyea to great

hia to need

di to eat

tɔ to bye

bisa to ask

ma to give

frɛ to call

Better Pronunciation - Speak Twi like a native

Reading exercise - forming words and sounds by adding consonants to the 7 vowels

b→ a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


d→ a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


f → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


g → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


h → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


k→ a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


l → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


m → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


n → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


p → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


r → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


s→ a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


t → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


w → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___


y → a e ɛ i o ɔ u → ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Vocab

Anwonwa - Surprising

Anwonwasɛm - Surprising Fact

Ampa - true

Onyankopɔn - God

Dwene/Dwen - Think

Dwen ho - think about it

Animguaseɛ - embarrassment

bem - guilt-free /innocent

kekaa - stain

Efi/fi - dirt

Adehye/Adehyeɛ - royal

Mogya - blood

Animuonyam - glory/honour/good name

Mfomsoɔ - fault/ mistake

Mmom/ɛmmom - however

Amansan - all nations

Agyenkwa - Saves lives

Asɛ bi - Worthy of/ ‘to be somebody’

Adasaman - Mankind

Wiase adasaman - people of the world

Phrases

wo tumi - your power

de ma me - __for me

mente ase - I don’t understand

papa bɛn - which good

ɔsoro ne asaase - heaven and earth

Small Talk Example Conversation -

How do you say this in Twi?

  • I am royalty

  • What/which good thing have you done?

  • What/which good thing have you done this week?

  • I have power

  • I don’t understand you

Vocabulary

Medaase - Thank you

Yɛnna ase - You are welcome (don’t mention it)

Kafra / Kosɛ - Sorry

Mepaakyɛw - Please

Mesrɛ wo - Excuse me (to get attention)

Ka no bio - Say it again

Ɛnyɛ hwee - It doesn’t matter

Boa me! - Help me!

Me hia - I need

Yoo - Okay

Krado - ready

Aane - Yes

Daabi - No

Mente aseɛ - I don’t understand

Mete aseɛ - I undertand

Mɛhu wo akyire yi - I will see you later

Yɛbɛhyiabio - We will meet again

Akyire yi - Later

Da yie - Good night / sleep well

God bless you - Onyame nhyira wo

Previous small talks.

Visit the Instagram account @speaktwi (guides), link below for previous small talk conversations.

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