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

Twi Translation of “come

come verb

  1. ba 

Other forms: past tense [transitive]: baa; past tense [intransitive]: baeɛ; future: bɛba; progressive: reba; present perfect: aba; negative: mma

  • ɔbɛba anadwo I he/she will come at night
  • Anɔkye baa ha I Anokye came here
  • mereba I I am coming
  • Afriyie aba fie I Afriyie has come home
  • sɛ wofrɛ me mpo a, memma I even if you call me, I won’t come

come verbal prefix

  1. bɛ-  

Negative: mmɛ-

  • bɛdidi I come and eat
  • Kofi bɛtoo aba I Kofi came to vote
  • bɛdware I come and bathe
  • mmɛha me I don’t come and worry me
  • Abena ammɛda Kwame ase I Abena did not come and thank Kwame

come imperative

  1. bra 

Negative: mma

  • bra ha | come here
  • bra! | come!
  • mɛmma | don’t come

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