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

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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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