Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 6.7: Vocabulary

Note: The word items in the red area are compulsory for the Final Exam and have thus to be learnt by heart; whereas the words in the white area are also to be learnt but their active mastery won't be required for the Final Exam.

a-dn na interrog. emph. why

a-kenkan n reading

boa v lie, tell a lie; be mistaken

boa v help, aid, assist

bonnay n ingratitude, ungratefulness

b bl v+compl. play football

b mpae v+compl. pray, pour libation

bra! v come! (Imp. of "ba")

de v take, do sth with (used to denote instrumentality, negative is fa)

de fri ser. v forgive, pardon

d aky / akyre phr. v follow after

d anm v+compl. go first, lead

d ator v+compl. tell lies

d nkwaseasm v+compl. act foolishly

d nokor v+compl. be honest, speak the truth

d nsekuro v+compl. gossip, be nosy

enti conj. therefore

fi / firi ad v+compl. go out

foro v move upward, go up, climb

gyae v drop, cease

gye d ser. v believe, trust in

gyina v stand, stop, come to a stop

hwehw red. v look for, search for

hw so phr. v oversee, take care of

hyira v bless

k kyer ser. v inform, tell

kae v remember, recall

k asuo v fetch water

k so phr. v 1. continue, go on 2. progress, develop

kum / k v kill, murder

n-kyn n side, near

pa kyw v+compl. beg, entreat, ask pardon

sbe interj. term of apology (used to excuse an improper or indecent expression) excuse me, allow me to say

sr v beg, ask, request

suro v be afraid of, fear

tafraky n term of apology (used to excuse an improper or indecent expression, or by a person who involuntarily happens to incommode another)

te ase phr. v understand, comprehend

te nk v+compl. feel, feel like

te v listen

toa so phr. v continue, go on

tu kwan v+compl. travel, go on a journey

wae imp. used as reinforcement of imperatives, "got it", "do you hear"

we v 1. gnaw, nibble 2. chew

ye adv fine, much, a lot , well

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