A casual blog about Ghana, the Ghanaian people, and the Akan (Twi) language.

Bɔ Mmɔden vs. Sɔ Hwɛ

“Bɔ mmɔden” and “sɔ hwɛ” are both phrasal verbs that mean “to try”, but they aren’t the same, and you cannot use them interchangeably. If

Nsuo vs. Osuo vs. Asuo

If you check with any standard Twi dictionary, you will find that the Twi word “nsuo” means “water” in English. However, there are different kinds

Agya Nan vs. Agyanan

At the surface level, agya nan and agyanan look very similar. Heck, one might even pass as a typo of the other. But these two