Akan Teleteaching Course


Unit 3.2: Asking about the reason for coming

Version 1 Version 2
kwan so? Amanne?
Bk.*** Menkura bne. Merebkyea wo.
What is the news? (lit. On the road?) What is the news?
Excellent. I am not carrying bad news. I'm coming to say hello to you.

Version 3 Version 4
Anpa y? / Awia y? / Anwummer y?  ha de, bk/broo
Anpa y, / Awia y, / Anwummer y, bk***. Merebkyea wo. Menkura bne b. Merebkyea wo.
What is your mission this morning, or this afternoon, or this evening? As for this place, there is peace.
[Response]. I'm coming to say hello to you. I am not carrying bad news. I'm coming to say hello to you.

***see the use of bk in 1.4
Note that a Ghanaian host wants to know what brings you to him or her.

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