Useful phrases in Dangme

A collection of useful phrases in Dangme, a Kwa language spoken in the southeast of Ghana.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Dangme
Welcome Mo-hee! (sg)
Nyɛ-hee! (pl)
Hello (General greeting)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kɛ o ngɛ kɛɛ?
Reply to 'How are you?' Hi/I ngɛ saminya (I'm fine)
Long time no see
What's your name? Kɛ a tsɛ 'o kɛɛ?
My name is ... A tsɛ mi ...
Where are you from? Jije o je?
I'm from ... I je ...
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Hi/I nga mo (sg - I greet you)
Hi/I nga nyɛ (pl I greet you all)
Hi/I here mo nɔ (reply - I respond to you)
Mɔri ha mo (sg)
Mɔri ha nyɛ (sg)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Hi/I haa mo (sg)
Hi/I haa nyɛ (pl)
Gudee
Kudafinu
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Kudimi kudimi
Kudimi ha mo (sg)
Kudimi ha nyɛ (pl)
Hi/I ha mo ama (sg)
Hi/I ha nyɛ ama (pl)
Good night Hwɔɔ (Tomorrow)
Hwɔ saminya (Sleep well)
Kɛ Mawu ye bua, hwɔɔ
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Hwɔɔ ("Tomorrow")
Kɛ epee (See you later - "If it does")
Kɛ Mawu ye bua, hwɔɔ (Bye - "If God permits, tomorrow")
Yaa ba (Goodbye - to guest)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Ee
No
Maybe
I don't know I li
Do you understand? O nu sisi?
O nu sisi lo?
I understand Hi/I nu
Hi/I nu sisi
I don't understand Hi/I nui sisi
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Mo de ekohu
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Dangme?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ee, ii tuɔ Dangme
Do you speak a language
other than
Dangme?
Speak to me in Dangme
How do you say ... in Dangme?
Excuse me Agoo!
How much is this? Enyiɛ?
Sorry Kusie
Kpo mo
Please Hi/I kpa mo pɛɛ
Thank you Mo tsumi
Oye wala do
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you I hɛja ngɛ ohe
I love you Mi suɔ bo
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Wa mi!
Mo wa mi!
Ye bua mi!
Fire!
Stop!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
Congratulations! Ayekoo! (sg)
Aanyɛkoo! (pl)
Yaa ei! (reply)
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Dangme

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