ghanaian curse words
"wo hwene mu hoo se hotel"...i need an excuse, any excuse to use that one. for instance, a teacher told a boy that w'anim se akura a w'ate awanwasem" Meaning your face like a rat which has heard surprising news.

!Esi, will call you up and let's have lunch at the Mall this weekend, if u free, yeah? Maybe it's taking him a while to edit? kzs, hahahaha@ focking boy, its not really an insult i use it even when my parents are around, its like a boys boys insult if you will call it that. Esi can i please copy and paste into my archives?But before I go, Lucy Agyepong used to say this all the time: Wu'e nim ti se anomaa'a o'ye ni period, a'she pad. Mossi, She is The Head of The House So Why Does She Not Get the Credit? Faf's list for example has some killer ones. I don't think I saw "swine mongoose" on anyone's list.. please don't ask me what it means. (100%) (0%) Kwasia (kwa-se-ya) Stupid. @Faf, ɔyɔnko, wo yɛ wild. One of the most important language skills required when speaking Dutch is how swear like a native. Ayekoo Esi and friends! I have taught it to my kids to mean lazy and useless, but I think it means more than that.

i hear aboa and kwasea often but i am sure others slip by me. The 3 things Obama really hopes for Ghana. The Wackiest Facebook Status Updates Coming Out of Ghana, Who is afraid of Madam High Heel? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

[Not literal: Cant you think?]. "a type of food/fruit", "cashew fruits"[2] Adopi. A typical morning in Accra - a slice of life in Ghana, What not to wear to XL, a nightclub in Accra, A new kind of begging in Ghana - using the New Testament Bible. nice try.well..i'm also fascinated by GALAWAY(get way)or better still GERROUT THE HE(get out of here) for those who want to sound "exotic".i'm quite surprised that you forgot GO WAY YOU.cheers Esi!...heard from Eddy yet?..about the vid interviews!

Ghanaians and High School –What’s this Plenty Old-Boy /Old-Girl Matter? About the insults, they just don't translate well into english. I mean what has someone done that would make you insult their soul?My mum, my dad... my face like monkey shadow I can take. Been a while since i last heard it.and might the english name of apɔɔfee be periwinkle?a few years ago, some friends and i tried to find the english name of alasa. i recall a friend i visited in gambia had a four year old child who would occasionally utter the words "mother fucker". 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). Igbo, is a masterpiece- w'enyim apoapow de ewi- your lumpy face, like a thief's.11. Phrases | I'm not sure if this counts as a Ghanaian insult, but it sure hurt my feelings a couple of times as a child. Sesotho,

<==It's difficult to translate but it insulting your soul. This is only a vocabulary lesson so we will not talk about the “whys” and “hows” the changes in the list below came about. Hilarious! Oh wow, thats all I have to say.WoW, too funny. Twi, wo moma so hyemhyem se bofo a oko anadwo han- your shiny forehead, like a hunter on a night hunt2. Yorùbá,

wo ti se ade a ye de se sekan- your head like something we use to sharpen knives3. Kinyarwanda, Akan (Twi) has had to steal… borrow words from the English language for years. in any combination of two languages in the Phrase Finder. My Fante mom would say... Aboa dɛtse kuraba (animal's clay chamber pot)... have NO idea the linkage here, but the most powerful trio:your MORDAonyɛ ahe pitim (don't know what that means either)... and the showstopper:GBEMI. And, I will appreciate it if you spent a second to share the lesson. I've just discovered you. Ewe for stupid person'Gyimakpla!' If you have more, do add to the list by leaving them in the comments section below., Bemba, If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. Telling Our Stories - Two Ghanaian Voices on First Love. We end here. Chichewa, As a knowledge-sharing platform, I’m sure my readers and I will be happy to learn more in this regard. Any complaints will get you an e-slap and a five-finger-with-thumb-raised salute, @imperfect black: mild you say? Ghanaian Slangs (5) Tweea: Tweea is a Ghanaian slang word for disapproval. Esi, my mums favorite insult which I still hold in high esteem is Seepoodwe. Someone can quote it and in no time we'll have a backstory to the fruit.Esi, ayɛ akyir dɛ atwɛr n'akyir ba, w'anim tumm dɛ tomollow...kɔɔ dɛ collectionw'ɛgyimi dɛ Jemimaw'asɛi dɛ Serwa, I could not resist the urge to add to the ever-growing list Aboa funn-carcass (dead animal) Amonsiii (I really do not know how to translate this but it's sort of an undergarment worn loooong ago by our great great grand mother) Toonoooo (Beetle bug) Keep it comng, Esi. The English language was stolen from the Akan people. woanim fi se adu( your ugly face like a monkey's)Credit to my house mistress durig my boarding school days. kzs. Northern Sotho, Abɔdam so ne ho mfaso nye dɛn? It is, however, important that you acknowledge that these changes aren’t arbitrary at all; they do follow a systematic set of morphological features in Akan. Ghanaian myths, legends and spooky stories, 9 Strange Things You’ll Find in Living Rooms in Ghana. It’s a long story. How to Teach Your Child to do Laundry, Ghanaian Style. In the list below, you will find the actual Twi names of some of the items italicised by them. It is also worth noting that there exist actual Twi words for some of these loanwords. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. Anyɛn![Witch]Ashifolo! STEPHEN AWIBA, known by his students as TIKYA YAW, is the founding editor of LEARNAKAN.COM and MYTWIDICTIONARY.COM. w'ano fiaa de apoofii- your pointed mouth like- the englis hfor apoofii escapes me right now. I am wiping the tears from my eyes - this is so hilarious. Homepage; News; Business; Sports; Entertainment; Africa; TV / Radio; Ghanaian Dictionary (click on the letters below to go the respective pages) Read our, LEARNAKAN.COM | MYTWIDICTIONARY.COM | LEARNAKANFLUENCYCLUB.COM, One Day, Two Days, Three Days… | How to Count Days in Twi, Useful Twi Phrases for Expressing Disagreement, Useful Twi Phrases for Expressing Agreement. w'enim koo se beifo a w'a to mogya mu.- your red face, like a witch who has fallen into blood7. The English language itself from which Akan borrows some of its words is made of a ton of loanwords from different foreign languages. Akan. Get some groove on boet! Click here to visit and do so accordingly. and then w'ano prepre se prekese.

Your personal information is kept confidential. some classic ones i picked up from mainly Kumasi1. Favourite will always be 'who born you by mistake?'

remind me not to get on Faf's last nerve..sheesh.. sorsket is an insult? he is so rotten, he has maggots coming out of his nose). bull]bɛɛma kotobonkuduri mangadan duri mangasuliya mangaonyɛ fiton kpɔavukokloavu-kokloaba gao!ewo dada kolo gbagyaaw'ano pakyaa sɛ ebin a y'atie muwo yɛ kwasea bebreewo trumu bin kankaiaden, wo ni si fridge mu?wawa!your face like monkey shadowyour face like botossthe cheek of itdont be sillyme ne w'anumna niamame nye nu mow'abo dam? Founder of God’s Crown Chapel, Prophet Reindolph Oduro has disclosed that Ghana could swear in a new Vice President ‘if God does not intervene.’ According to the Eagle Prophet, the incumbent Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia is down with a stroke and will only take a … Xhosa, (ur dirty face like a fitter -mechanic's jeans). i think some of the worst insults were the ones from teachers especially if u went to the public schools. A borrowed word usually undergoes various changes to suit the morphology of the beneficiary language. We really should do a study together, publish a paper together, change the world together:) once you move back home. you obviously havent pissed off the right people, @Nii, biiiig welcome to the blog. My grandmother used to say otwia, we nim se kakai(sorry you? Kwasea (depending on where the stress is placed, this could mean anything from fool to imbecile). The best of Old School Ghanaian Church Songs, Reliving InterCo through Old School Gyama Songs, The Wonderful and Not So Wonderful People Every Ghanaian Calls Family. Ndebele (Northern - South Africa), Yep revenge was sweet... my goodness Esi this blog is a blast. One love. EI!!!!! dɔlu (stupid) or dɔlu dɔlu (doubly stupid). Note: all links on this site to, and are affiliate links. Ayisha Modi dropped this message for Freedom Jacob Caesar after he posted a video condemning police brutality. I don't think we found one.

Umbundu, But my soul? you can provide recordings, please contact me. The site is ideal for Twi learners of all levels, linguists, and other professionals who use the Twi dialect in their line of work.

Read our. 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). LearnAkan.Com is a free e-learning website dedicated to helping you to read, write and speak the Akan language, spoken in most parts of Ghana in West Africa. it sounded very harsh to my ears but to my gambian friends it had no cultural relevance. Not for the prim, proper, or prudish - Ghanaian insults to make you hot around the ears. Can you please tell us more? Tumbuka, REALLY?

Welcome. Ewe, one person). @Sheridan,Yay!

Just looking for the perfect come-back...a true ko fie kowu. haaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa! ‘I swear with my life you will be the best president in Gh. Please stay. Newest member of your flock of followers.ok...not so bad attempts at the Ga versions! Join our ever-growing community of learners and receive e-mail notifications whenever we publish new content. Wolof, Yes, how could i forget "go wey you!"


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