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===Basics===
 
===Basics===
; Hello. :  . ('' '')
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; How are you? :  Efoa?
; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
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; Fine, thank you. :  Eeh me fo.  
; How are you? :  Ete sen? ('' Efoa?'')
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; What is your name? :  Nko wode?  
; Fine, thank you. :  Eye. ('' '')
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; My name is ______ . :  Nko nyie nye ______ .
; What is your name? :  Yefre wo sen? ('' ?'')
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; Nice to meet you. :  Me lo kpe wo.
; My name is ______ . :  Yefre me______ . (''  _____ .'')
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; Please. :  Medekuku.
; Nice to meet you. :  . ('' '')
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; Thank you. :  Akpe.
; Please. :  mepaakyew. ('' '')
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; You're welcome. : Woezo.
; Thank you. :  . (''Me dah see'')
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; Yes. :  Eeh.  
; You're welcome. : . ('' '')
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; No. :  Awo.
; Yes. :  Aane. ('' '')
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; Excuse me. Kafla/Medekuku.  
; No. :  . (''Dabi '')
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; I'm sorry. :  Baba.  
; Excuse me. (''getting attention'') :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye (''informal'') :  Mia dogo.
; Excuse me. (''begging pardon'') :  . ('' '')
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; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :
; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
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; Do you speak English? :  
; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
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;  Is there someone here who speaks English? :  
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  nante yie. ('' '')
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; Help! :  
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. : [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
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; Look out! :   
; Do you speak English? : ? ('' ?'')
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; Good morning. :   
;  Is there someone here who speaks English? : ? ('' ?'')
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; Good evening. :   
; Help! : ! ('' !'')
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; Good night. :   
; Look out! :  ! ('' !'')
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; I don't understand. : Nye me se egomeo.
; Good morning. :  maakye. ('' '')
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; Where is the toilet? :
; Good evening. :  maaha. ('' '')
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; Good night. :  maadjo. ('' '')
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; Good night (''to sleep'') :  . ('' '')
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; I don't understand. : . ('' '')
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; Where is the toilet? : ? ('' ?'')
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===Problems===
 
===Problems===

Revision as of 04:54, 15 February 2013

Ewe is a language spoken in parts of Ghana and Togo in the region of West Africa. These words are Twi and not Ewe, with the exception of the one phrase "Nye bro"...please get your information straight.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Welcome: ("Akwaaba")
Gye Nyame ("Only God")
Foreign person : ("obroni")
Nye bro: ("Twin brother")

Basics

How are you? 
Efoa?
Fine, thank you. 
Eeh me fo.
What is your name? 
Nko wode?
My name is ______ . 
Nko nyie nye ______ .
Nice to meet you. 
Me lo kpe wo.
Please. 
Medekuku.
Thank you. 
Akpe.
You're welcome. 
Woezo.
Yes. 
Eeh.
No. 
Awo.
Excuse me. Kafla/Medekuku.
I'm sorry. 
Baba.
Goodbye (informal
Mia dogo.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Do you speak English? 
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Help! 
Look out! 
Good morning. 
Good evening. 
Good night. 
I don't understand. 
Nye me se egomeo.
Where is the toilet? 

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

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Shopping

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Authority

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Variants

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