Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 8.1: Congratulations

1. Achievements

Congratulating one person for…
an achievement (like trying to speak Twi, etc.)
a good deed
a good deed
an achievement (like passing an exam, getting a good job, winning in a competition, getting married, etc.)
Mo! Woay ade!
Mo ne y!
Mo ne adwuma!
Ayekoo!
Meb w'abaso!
Response:
Meda ase.

Congratulating several persons for…
an achievement (like trying to speak Twi, etc.)
a good deed
a good deed
an achievement (like passing an exam, getting a good job, winning in a competition, getting married, etc.)
Mo! Moay ade!
Mema mo mo ne y/adwuma!
Mema mo ayekoo!
Meb mo abaso!
Response:
Yda ase.

2. Special occasions

Congratulating one person…
for his/her birthday
(a woman) in childbed or someone who has survived a dangerous situation (e.g. an operation, or an accident)
(a baby) on the occasion of his/her 'outdooring' ceremony
(a woman) for her delicious food
Mo ne w'awoda!
Mema wo tiri nkwa!
Aba atena ase! [abaa!tenaa!se]
Mema wo adware!
Response:
Meda ase.
Meda ase.
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Meda ase.

Season greetings (used for all annual feasts and ceremonies, also used for congratulating someone to his or her birthday)
Afirihyia pa!
Response:
Mfe nk mmto yn bio na yte nkwa mu.
Mfe nk mmto yn bio na yw adwumay.

Translation

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