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

English Translation of “nwa”

nwa noun

  1. a snail
  • Asiedu tiaa nwa no so | Asiedu stepped on the snail
  • Akwadaa bɔ nwa, na ɔmmɔ akyekyedeɛ | a child breaks the shell of a snail, and not that of a tortoise (an Akan proverb)

nwa verb phrase

  1. to not be long
  2. to not be tall
  • Agyeiwaa nwa | Agyeiwaa is not tall
  • Kofi nwa nkyɛn me | Kofi is not taller than I am

Your corrections, suggestions, questions and general feedback are welcome. Email them to us via [email protected]

Other entries

Find LEARNAKAN useful? Please consider supporting us with a donation below.

Join Our Fluency Club

✓ Well-structured e-courses
✓ Downloadable PDF notes
✓ Downloadable MP3 audio
✓ Quizzes
✓ Assignments
✓ Progress tracking
✓ Discussion groups
✓ International community of Twi learners...

Need Twi Study Materials?

✓ e-Books
✓ Paperbacks
✓ MP3 Audio Files