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Ewe phrasebook

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Ewe phrasebook

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Ewe is a language spoken in parts of Ghana and Togo in the region of West Africa.


Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Most Ewe vowels are pronounced similarly to Spanish or IPA values. The special characters /ɛ/ and /ɔ/ are borrowed from the International Phonetic Alphabet and retain their values, that of the vowel in DRESS and THOUGHT respectively.

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

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: Woezo
Foreign person : Yevu


Basics[edit]

How are you? 
Efɔa?
Fine, thank you. 
Eeh me fɔ
What is your name? 
Nko wode?
My name is ______ . 
Nkɔ nyieé nye ______ .
Nice to meet you. 
Me lo kpe wo.
Please. 
Medekuku.
Thank 
akpenawo
You're welcome. 
Woezɔ/Akpe me lio.
Yes. 
Eeh.
No. 
Awo.
Excuse me. 
Kafla/Meɖekuku.
I'm sorry. 
Baba.
Goodbye (informal
Xede nyuie ,Mia dogo.
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Do you speak English? 
Atenu ado yevugbea?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Ameaɖe le afisia atenu ado yevu gbe maha?
Help! 
Kpedenu.
Look out! 
Kp)nunyuie.
Good morning. 
Medo ndi nyuie nawo.
Good evening. 
Medo efie nyuie nawo
Good night. 
D)agbe ,Eza nenyo.
I don't understand. 
Nye me se égɔme o.
Where is the toilet? 
Afika matenu ayi ngodo le?

Problems[edit]

Numbers[edit]

Deka
Evè
Etor or Etɔ
Ene
Ator
Ade
Andre
Enyi
Asieke
10 
Ewo

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Monday 
Dzoda
Tuesday 
Blada
Wednesday 
Kuda
Thursday 
Yaoda
Friday 
Fida
Saturday 
Memleda
Sunday 
Kosida

Months[edit]

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Red 
Dzi
Orange 
Akutu
Yellow 
Antsididi
Brown 
Avumi
Green 
Gbemu
Blue 
Blɔ
Black 
Yibɔ
White 
ɣe

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Money 
Ega
How much is it?  
Medekuku ne nie yeo?
It is too expensive! 
Ehor shi!

Eating[edit]

Food 
Nudu
Water 
Etsi
Come and eat! 
Va dunu!
Please I am hungry 
Medekuku edor nye wum.
Please I want to eat _____ . 
Medekuku me dzibe ma dunu _____ .
Rice 
Morlu
Please I want water to drink. 
Medekuku ma nu etsi.

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Toe fia 
Go here

Authority[edit]

Police/Army 
Soʣa

Learning more[edit]

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